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 2021 Plans
The online WST-DSP will remain the mechanism by which students fulfill their WST requirement for courses in the Spring 2021 semester. If a student completes the WST-DSP this fall, that will apply to their spring 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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