Writing Program Office
Calaveras Hall 101/103
Ph. 916-278-6409
Fax. 916-278-5410
6000 J Street CLV 101
Sacramento CA 95819-6075

About the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) 

The Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) was first conceived of by the Chancellor and Board of Trustees of the California State University system in 1977. It is a system-wide requirement that must be completed by undergraduate and graduate students.

The purpose of the GWAR is for students to demonstrate their proficiency at writing in an academic setting. All CSU students subject to the degree requirements of the 1979-80 and subsequent catalogs must satisfy the GWAR before graduation. However, within certain guidelines, each CSU campus is allowed to decide how students at that campus fulfill the GWAR.

For information use the links below:

The Undergraduate GWAR including Writing Placement for Juniors (WPJ)
The Graduate GWAR including Writing Placement for Graduates (WPG)

Are you looking for what your WPJ placement score means? CLICK HERE