GWAR/GWE Exam Information

All students must meet the upper division Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR). Every CSU campus offers the means for meeting this requirement, either through the Graduate Writing Exam (GWE) , through coursework, or a combination of both. Check the appropriate CSU Catalog for details.

BSN – Undergraduate students will have a hold on their record if this requirement is not addressed by the time they reach 84 units. Transfer students with more than 84 units must take GWE during their first semester.

MSN – Graduate Students will have a hold on their record if this requirement is not addressed before 9 units. All Transfers with more than 9 units must take the GWE during their first semester.

Students who have met the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) and have a GWE hold must complete the GWAR Petition for Fulfillment Form [PDF]. Official Transcripts, Certification Letter or Test Results as requested on the form must be included. Send the petition form along with the certifying documentation to the School of Nursing via mail. The petition form will not be processed without the proper certifying documentation.

Please see the Testing Center website for more information about the GWAR/GWE: https://www.csudh.edu/tltc/testing-center/