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

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