Temporary WST Policy for Duration of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

Due to the current suspension of in-person classes because of COVID-19 across the CSU system, as well as the stay at home order issued by Governor Gavin Newsom requiring adherence to social distancing guidelines, SJSU must temporarily suspend offering the Writing Skills Test (WST), which is a prerequisite to 100W and SJSU Studies courses (GE Areas R, S, and V). To prevent any barriers to students' progress to degree, and to allow students to enroll in 100W and SJSU Studies courses (GE Areas R, S, and V) for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020, we have created an alternative process.  

What Are We Planning to Do?

To implement this directive, SJSU will temporarily offer a Directed Self Placement alternative for students to help them select their 100A or 100W course for Summer and Fall, 2020.

Information for Students

Information for Faculty Teaching 100W and 100A

Information for Advisers

Information for Department Chairs, Associate Deans, and SJSU Senate


Frequently Asked Questions
Click here for a regularly updated list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.

Virtual Office Hours
Sara Cook, WST Coordinator, will be hosting virtual office hours every Wednesday from 3pm - 4pm to answer any questions you may have about the WST or the new DSP process. 

To join office hours during the scheduled days/time, please click the link below.

Send Sara Cook an E-mail
Send Sara Cook, WST Coordinator, an e-mail at Sara.Cook@sjsu.edu