Writing Placement for Juniors (WPJ)

All undergraduate students with 60 units must take the first step toward satisfying the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) by taking the Writing Placement for Juniors (WPJ) test OR the English 109M or 109W class.

For answers to many of the most frequently asked questions about the GWAR requirement, the WPJ test, the ENGL 109M/109W class, and other related topics, please refer to the FAQs page .

For more information about the WPJ test or the English 109M/109W class, please refer to the  GWAR website .

If you require special accommodations for testing, you must contact the Office of Services to Students with Disabilities (SSWD) at 916-278-6955. If we do not have an approved accommodations form by the registration deadline, your test registration will be cancelled and you may not receive the accommodations you need.

A make-up exam is available after each test date for students who are not able to attend the day of the exam for religious, academic, medical, or emergency reasons. To qualify for the make-up exam, students must register for the test and then send their request by email to english@csus.edu  including the following information by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Monday following the exam:  name, student ID number, registration confirmation number, and back-up information (such as a written statement on letterhead from your clergy, proof of a conflicting exam appointment, a class schedule showing a Saturday course, a letter from your coach showing a conflicting athletic event, or a doctor’s note or police accident report proving an emergency on the day of the exam).  Students who have other compelling reasons for missing the exam may submit a written request with any back up information via email to english@csus.edu . Written requests will also be accepted in the English Department in Calaveras Hall room 103. Once the online registration period for the WPJ closes, make-up requests will only be considered for students who already registered online for the Saturday exam. Approved request will be sent via Sac link email by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the Tuesday following the exam. 

WPJ Registration Announcements 

Test Date:  Saturday, May 4, 2019
Registration Period:  Monday, April 15 - Friday, April 26, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. NOON
Exam Fee: $20.00


HOW TO PAY YOUR EXAM FEE:   Your exam fee will be posted to your MySacState  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.

Fees will be accepted in person at the Bursar's Office until the close of business on the last day of registration or online until the Sunday after registration ends. Here are your payment options:

  1. Paying in person at the Bursar's Office, located in Lassen Hall room 1001. Normal Fall/Spring/Winter office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Summer office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
  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.

For any problems or questions concerning registration or paying of fees, please contact the Writing Program's Office in Calaveras Hall room 101 (916-278-6409) or the Testing Center in the Library, room 14 (916-278-6296).