All students must meet the upper division Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR). Every CSU campus offers the means for meeting this requirement, either through the Graduate Writing Exam (GWE) , through coursework, or a combination of both. Check the appropriate CSU Catalog for details.
BSN – Undergraduate students will have a hold on their record if this requirement is not addressed by the time they reach 84 units. Transfer students with more than 84 units must take GWE during their first semester.
MSN – Graduate Students will have a hold on their record if this requirement is not addressed before 9 units. All Transfers with more than 9 units and MSN Pathway students must take the GWE during their first semester.
Students who have met the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) and have a GWE hold must complete the GWAR Petition for Fulfillment Form [PDF]. Official Transcripts, Certification Letter or Test Results as requested on the form must be included. Send the petition form along with the certifying documentation to the School of Nursing via mail. The petition form will not be processed without the proper certifying documentation.
There are 2 ways that students can meet this requirement at CSUDH.
Please visit the Testing Office page for on-campus test dates.
If you live more than 25 miles from campus
Students are responsible for finding a suitable proctor. Relatives, friends and peers are not eligible.
An examination proctor must be a professional such as librarian, military officer, college or university testing officer, or local high school or college faculty member. Student may have a proctor who is employed at their place of business, as long as the proctor is NOT the student’s direct supervisor. The work place proctor must hold a managerial/supervisory capacity such as the Human Resources Manager or a Test Officer. Spouses, parents, other relatives, friend, colleagues, and fellow CSUDH students are NOT ACCEPTABLE proctors.
The CSUDH Testing Office approves the following to serve as proctors:
The following are not allowed to serve as proctors:
Please note that these guidelines have been set forth by the university to ensure secure, ethical, and standardized exam administrations required for university accreditation.
Students who have difficulty securing a proctor may contact another CSU Testing Office or utilize the NCTA Consortium of College Testing Centers.
To take the GWE with a proctor, mail or fax the Examination Request/Proctor Agreement Form [PDF] to the School of Nursing. GWAR holds will be removed the next business day upon receipt. The $35.00 Examination Fee is due at the time you take the exam with your proctor. Check or Money Orders only, No cash.
Students are given a period of approximately four to five weeks to take the exam with their proctors.
|Semester||Proctor Agreement Form to SON deadline||Exams mailed to Proctors the week of||Testing Time frame||Exams due to Testing Office deadline|
|Spring 2015||Wednesday, January 19, 2015||Monday, January 26, 2015||Monday, February 2, 2015|
Friday, March 6, 2015
|Friday, March 13, 2015|
If you have questions in regards to the GWE please contact Cristina Prado at firstname.lastname@example.org.