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Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR)

Test Date Registration Deadline Fee Report Time
10/10/2015 10/07/2015 $25 8:00 a.m.
02/06/2016 02/03/2016 $25 8:00 a.m.
05/14/2016 05/11/2016 $25 8:00 a.m.



[click here] To find out if you are eligible and prepare for the GWAR, download the requirements, sample questions and writing responses [here].



  • Pay the test fee at Cashiers Office in the Administration East Building
  • Your receipt and registration form must reach the Testing Center prior to the registration deadline
  • Keep Admission Ticket and take it with you to the test, with a picture I.D.


  • Walk-Ins are not permitted to take the test (prior registration is required)
  • Registration Deadline - Wednesday before the exam date by 5:00 p.m.
  • Paying for the GWAR does not mean that you have registered to take the test
  • If you pay the fee, but your registration form doesn't reach the Testing Center by the registration deadline, you may apply the fee to another test date or request a refund from the English Department.
  • The examination fee is not refundable unless (1) you inform the Testing Center on or before the registration deadline (normally 8 days prior to the examination) or (2) you present a signed medical excuse or other evidence of an unanticipated and unavoidable conflict with the examination