WPG Registration, Dates & Fees

Registration Instructions

    - Students with Disabilities

    - Multilingual Students

    - Canceled Registration

Exam Dates

    - Make-up Exam

Exam Fees

Registration Instructions

Registration for each exam is available online at www.csus.edu/testing/ during a specific two-week period listed below. Registration closes at 12:00pm (noon) on the last date listed. No late registration is accepted.

Students with Disabilities

To be eligible to receive testing accommodations for the WPJ, students must first be registered with the Services to Students with Disabilities (SSWD) Office in Lassen Hall room 1008 (phone 278-6955).

At least one week before the WPJ registration deadline, students should visit SSWD to let them know they will be registering for the WPJ. SSWD will notify the Testing Center of the accommodations. Students will then need to register for the WPJ online.

During the online registration process, students will come to a question that asks if they are a student with a disability who is registered with the SSWD Office. Answering yes to this question will request testing accommodations.

Multilingual Students

Multilingual students are eligible to receive additional time on the WPJ. By answering "yes" to the appropriate question during online registration, students will be given multilingual accommodations.

Multilingual accommodations allow students three hours for the test: 15 minutes for instructions, 30 minutes to read the prompts and brainstorm, 90 minutes for the first essay, and 60 minutes for the second essay.

Canceled Registration

A student’s registration may be canceled for one or more of the following reasons:

  1. If a payment is not made by the payment due date,

  2. If students do not register with the Services to Students with Disabilities (SSWD) office but indicate they need SSWD accommodations,

  3. If students are not required or eligible to take the WPG.

Students who wish to cancel their own registration for the WPJ should be aware of the following:

  • There is no cancellation process. The exam fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable.

  • There is no penalty given if a student fails to show up for the exam. A student may re-register for a future exam date.


Exam Dates

Exam Dates

Online Registration Available

Make-Up Exam Date 

August 24, 2019

August 5 - August 16, 2019, noon

August 27, 2019 (Request Deadline: August 26, 2019, noon)

January 25, 2020

January 6 - January 17, 2020, noon

January 29, 2020 (Request Deadline: January 28, 2020, noon)

Make-Up Exam 

A make-up exam is available for those who are not able to attend the exam for religious, academic, medical, or other compelling reasons. Make-up requests are only considered for those who already registered and paid for the exam. If the request is approved, students will receive an email at their Saclink email. To qualify for the make-up exam, students must send a request in writing according to the following instructions::

  • Written requests can be sent via email to english@csus.edu or delivered to Calaveras Hall 103.

  • All requests must be received by 12:00 p.m on the Monday following the original exam date.

  • All requests must include the following information: 1) Name, Student ID number, Registration Confirmation number, and 2) supporting documentation (e.g. a written statement on letterhead from clergy, proof of a conflicting exam appointment, a class schedule showing a Saturday course, a letter from a coach showing a conflicting athletic event, a doctor’s note or police accident report proving an emergency on the day of the exam, etc.).

Exam Fees

The fee for the WPG exam is $20. This exam fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable.

No fees will be accepted the day of the exam.

Your exam fee will be posted to your MySacState account after you complete registration. Though the fee may be posted sooner, please allow until the end of business the day after you register for the fee to show on your account. Be sure to check your account frequently for an update of your fees. Fees must be paid by the due date listed on your MySacState account.  It is recommended that you pay your fee within 72 hours. If you fail to pay your exam fees by the due date, your registration will be cancelled.

  1. Paying in person at the Bursar's Office located in Lassen Hall room 1001.  Normal Fall office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In person payment will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on the last day of registration. OR
  2. Paying online through your MySacState Student Center, choose Account Inquiry, then click the green button to make an online payment. Additional fees will apply.


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