Policies

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirements (GWAR)

The Office of GS&R and the GS&R Committee oversee the Graduate Writing Assessment Program on campus.  They review new course certifications, oversee the course recertification process, GWAR policy, and waivers.  Learn more about competency in written English, new course certification, recertification, courses currently certified, and students' satisfaction of GWAR.

University Studies 290 and Departmental 290R ("RP Policy" Continuous Enrollment Guidelines

Graduate students with an RP grade in a thesis (299) or project (often 298) course in the S12 or later semester are required to enroll in the 1-unit course, UNVS 290, in each semester until degree completion except in cases in which the department requires repeated enrollment in these classes each semester until completion.  Some programs may need to complete a  Minor Curriculum Change form.  Read the entire policy.


Guidelines for Probation and Disqualification in the Graduate Program

These guidelines approved by the ADRRC, a certified subcommittee of the San Jose State University Academic Senate, clarify and extend University Policy S10-6 and carry the force and effect of rule.