Writing Placement for Graduate Students (WPG)
Online Registration

Test Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Registration period: Monday, January 6, 2020 - Friday, January 17, 2020
Exam Fee: $20.00 (NOTE: Exam fee is NONREFUNDABLE and NONTRANSFERABLE)

Sacramento State Graduate Students are required to meet one of the following, before they may advance to candidacy: an equivalency standard upon entry to the University, earn a grade of B or higher in a Graduate Writing Intensive (GWI) course, or the WPG. Graduate Students must complete the first step of the Graduate-level GWAR requirement before they will be allowed to advance to candidacy. For additional information, please visit the GWAR website or contact the English Department in Calaveras Hall, Room 103, (916) 278-6409 or the Office of Graduate Studies in Riverfront Center, Room 206, (916) 278-6470.

The WPG registration is available Monday, January 6, 2020  to Friday, January 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm.   For make up exam information, please visit the GWAR website: www.csus.edu/GWAR.

The online registration process takes approximately five minutes to complete. Once you sign in using your SacLink user name and password, you will be asked two registration questions to see if you are eligible to receive testing accommodations for the WPG. Read these questions carefully and answer them appropriately. Any communication regarding this exam will be directed to your SacLink account. Please check your SacLink account for your confirmation and important updates for this exam.

Once you complete the registration process, you will be given a confirmation page with your assigned test time and location, as well as other important information you'll need to know for the day of the test. You will also be given an opportunity to sign up for a free, informational workshop. You can review your test confirmation information at any time by returning to this site and signing back into the registration system.

Make sure to log out after you complete registration.

Once your registration is complete, the Writing Programs Office will review your information to ensure your eligibility to take the WPG and to receive the accommodations you've requested. Ineligible students will have their test registration cancelled.

If you are ready to register, press the button below to begin the registration process.

If you have already registered for the exam, you may log back in to check your confirmation information.

Your exam fee will be posted to your MySacState account within one business day. Be sure to check your account frequently for an update of your fees.

Fees will be accepted in person at the Bursar’s Office until close of business on the last day of registration or online until the Sunday after registration ends. Here are your payment options:

  1. Paying in person at the Bursar's Office located in Lassen Hall room 1001. Normal Fall/Spring/Winter office hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Summer office hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

  2. Paying online through your MySacState Student Center, choose Account Inquiry, then click the green button to make an online payment. Additional fees will apply.


For more information about the Graduate GWAR requirement, including the WPG exam, ENGL 220W, and other topics please refer to the GWAR website: www.csus.edu/GWAR.

Testing Center
(916) 278-6296 Main
(916) 278-7867 Fax

Office Hours:
Monday -  Friday 
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.