April 2, 2020- Per the CSU Chancellor's Office March 12, 2020 Memo, the Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) is suspended for Spring and Summer 2020. The Graduation Writing Exam (GWE) dates for Spring and Summer 2020 have been cancelled and seniors graduating in Spring and Summer 2020 who were planning to take the GWE will still be allowed to graduate.  

Refunds are in the process of being issued for students registered for the April 18th GWE.  We ask for patience as the limited campus functions have impacted the turn around time.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation during this difficult time as we strive to keep our students, families, communities, and ourselves safe and healthy.

  2020 On Campus GWE Dates
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Per the March 12, 2020 CO Memo, GWAR Testing has been suspended until further notice.

Reporting Location Information

Report Time: 7:15 a.m.

Reporting Location: LIBRARY EAST WALKWAY

The Library East Walkway is located in the center of campus between the Leo F. Cain Library and Natural Sciences and Mathematics Building,(NSM).

Parking: Students who park on campus must purchase a parking permit. Parking on campus is $9 for the day.

Preparation Presentations

Preparation Presentations for the GWE are scheduled on the Friday & Saturday before the exam.

Learn more on Preparation Materials.

GWE: On Test Day

What You Must Bring on Test Day:

  • Admission Ticket
  • Current Photo ID
  • Writing Instrument

Admission Tickets are ready for download at registration. If you did not print your admission ticket at registration, contact Testing ( with your name and student ID number for the electronic download. Admission tickets are available via email until 5pm the Friday before the exam.

Learn More On the Day of the Test.