Office of Admissions & Enrollment

GWT: Graduation Writing Test

Due to COVID-19, the Graduation Writing Test requirement has been temporarily suspended. Students graduating in Spring 2020 will not be required to complete the test. For other students not graduating this Spring, more information will be coming soon.

The Graduation Writing Test (GWT) is used to measure competency and writing skills as a requirement for students who have completed 75 semester units to satisfy the graduation requirement.

To determine if you are exempt from taking the GWT, please visit the FAQ below. 

GWT Test Dates

Registration closes 3 days prior to the test date
September 7, 2019 (scores available September 30) January 11, 2020 (scores available January 27)
September 13, 2019 (scores available September 30) February 29, 2020 (scores available March 16)
October 12, 2019 (scores available October 28)

Step 1: Registration

Select a date and time to take the GWT. 

Step 2: Payment

You must pay the assessment fee of $30.00before your scores are released.

Preparation & Resources

The Learning Resource Center in the University Library (building 15, room 2919) provides resources assistance with the GWT such as tutoringworkshops, practice tests, tips, and study skills for writing. 


Students who do not plan to receive a degree at CPP (e.g., enrollment in a credential or certificate program) or have passed an equivalent writing-competence exam at another CSU campus may download the GWT Exemption Form. Students who have satisfied an equivalent writing-competence exam at another CSU campus must submit proof of passing scores (i.e. transcript or verification letter).

A hold will be placed onto your account which will prevent you from registering for courses.

You must complete both registration AND payment before the hold is removed. The hold will be removed within 1 business day upon completion of both steps.

All Saturday exams: College of Business, Building 163
All weekday exams: Testing Services Facility, CLA Building 98, 2nd Floor, P2-4

View the 3D campus map for directions.

The test is 75 minutes. The total estimated time is two hours including check-in time.

To reschedule, please go to the Registration page and click update.

If you paid for your registration, changed your test date, and notified by the close of the registration period of your original test date, you will not be charged an additional registration fee. If you do not notify, you will be charged for registration again.

Your score will be available on BroncoDirect under "View My Test Summary" in 2-3 weeks after the test. The passing score for the GWT is 7 out of a possible 12.


Students requesting accommodations for disabilities must be processed through the Disability Resource Center (DRC). The DRC can be contacted at (909) 869-3333.