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, 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, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021, we have created an alternative process.  

Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 Plans
The online WST-DSP will remain the mechanism by which students fulfill their WST requirement for courses in the spring, summer, and fall semesters of 2021.  If a student completes the WST-DSP this spring, that will apply to their summer and/or fall courses.

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.

Information for Students

Information for Faculty Teaching 100W and 100A

Information for Advisers

Information for Department Chairs, Associate Deans, and SJSU Senate

Need Help?

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions [pdf]

Virtual Office Hours, Wednesday, 3 - 4 p.m.

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. 

Join the online meeting (only open during meeting hours)

Send Sara Cook an E-mail

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