WPJ Registration, Dates & Fees

• Registration Instructions

    - Students with Disabilities

    - Multilingual Students

    - Canceled Registration

• Exam Dates

    - Makeup Exam

    - Exam Timelines for Taking Writing Intensive Class

• Exam Fees

Registration Instructions

Registration for each exam is available online at www.csus.edu/testing/ during a specific two-week period. Registration closes at 12:00pm (noon) on the last date listed below.

No late registration is accepted.

Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities who are registered with the Services to Students with Disabilities (SSWD) office on campus may be eligible to receive testing accommodations for the WPJ.

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 exam: 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 have already taken the WPJ or received a grade (including a ‘W’ or ‘WU’) in ENGL 109M/109W,

  4. If students are currently registered in an ENGL 109M/109W class.

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

Registration closes at NOON on the last day listed

Make-Up Exam Date *

May 4, 2019

April 15 - April 26, 2019, NOON

May 8, 2019

(Make up Request Deadline: May 6, 2019, noon) 

July 6, 2019

June 17 - June 28, 2019, NOON

July 10, 2019

(Make up Request Deadline: July 8, 2019, noon)

October 12, 2019

September 23 - October 4, 2019, NOON

October 16, 2019

(Make up Request Deadline: October 14, 2019, noon)

January 4, 2020

December 2 - December 13, 2019, NOON

January 8, 2020

(Make up Request Deadline: January 8, 2020, noon)

March 7, 2020

February 17 - February 29, 2020, NOON

March 11, 2020

(Make up Request Deadline: March 9, 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 address by 12pm on the Tuesday following the exam. 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 Timelines for Taking Writing Intensive Class

If students are planning to take their Writing Intensive (WI) class in an upcoming semester, they can use the table below to help them decide when to take the WPJ exam to make sure they have a GWAR placement score in time for class registration.

Semester for Taking WI Class Take the WPJ
Spring on or before the October exam date of the previous year
Summer on or before the March exam day
Fall  on or before the March exam date
Winter on or before the October exam date


Exam Fees


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. 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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