Fees & Registration


Computer-Based Test Dates

DateSession 1 TimeSession 2 TimeLocationStatus
Monday, February 39:00 AM11:00 AMFH 202


Thursday, February 61:30 PM3:30 PMFH 202FULL
Friday, February 71:30 PM3:30 PMSH 118FULL  
Monday, February 109:00 AM11:00 AMFH 202FULL
Tuesday, February 111:30 PM3:30 PMFH 202FULL
Monday, February 179:00 AM11:00 AMFH 202FULL
Thursday, February 201:30 PM3:30 PMFH 202OPEN 
Friday, February 211:30 PM3:30 PMSH 118OPEN
Monday, February 249:00 AM11:00 AMFH 202OPEN
Friday, February 281:30 PM3:30 PMSH 118OPEN
Saturday, February 299:00 AM11:00 AMFH 202
Monday, March 29:00 AM11:00 AMFH 202
Friday, March 61:30 PM3:30 PMSH 118
Monday, March 99:00 AM11:00 AMFH 202
Tuesday, March 101:30 PM3:30 PMFH 202
Saturday, March 289:00 AM11:00 AMFH 202
Monday, March 309:00 AM11:00 AMFH 202
Monday, April 69:00 AM11:00 AMFH 202
Saturday, April 119:00 AM11:00 AMFH 202
Monday, April 139:00 AM11:00 AMFH 202
Friday, April 171:30 PM3:30 PMSH 118
Monday, April 209:00 AM11:00 AMFH 202
Tuesday, April 211:30 PM3:30 PMFH 202
Friday, April 241:30 PM3:30 PMSH 118
Monday, April 279:00 AM11:00 AMFH 202
Tuesday, April 281:30 PM3:30 PMFH 202

Scoring and Score Posting Spring 2020

  • GWPEs are read and scored twice during the semester with scores posted directly to your DARS within one week of the scoring date (not within one week of your test date). If you took the GWPE before March 7th , your scores will be posted by March 15th. If your took the GWPE between 3/8-5/9, your scores will be posted by May 17th. Please do not contact us about your score until after your posting date. *Note, if you did not receive a passing score, please contact the GWPE Coordinator as soon as possible at nicoletteamann@humboldt.edu to discuss your options. 

Online Registration Instructions

  1. Log on to myHumboldt from the humboldt.edu site
  2. Select the “Financial Matters” tab
  3. Locate “Financial Links”
  4. Select the “Register/Pay for GWPE” link
  5. Select “Make a Payment”
  6. Locate “Graduate Writing Proficiency Exam Registration” link
  7. Select “Computer Based GWPE” link or Saturday test (if available)
  8. Select the appropriate option and complete the transaction
    (a) Make sure to keep your e-receipt for future reference


  • Regular examination: $32
  • Off-campus examination: $38

Refund Information

To cancel your GWPE at least five days before your scheduled test, contact the Testing Center at (707) 826-3611 or gwpereg@humboldt.edu .
If you miss your scheduled GWPE session and would like to request a refund, you will need to first contact the HSU CARE office at (707) 826-3504 or DOS@humboldt.edu or visit them in Siemens Hall room 211 to obtain confirmation of the reason for your absence. If the CARE office representative confirms your emergency or reason for missing your scheduled GWPE session, then an email will be sent to gwpereg@humboldt.edu so that a refund can be issued. 

Questions & Additional Information

If you have registered for the GWPE in a computer lab, but would prefer to write by hand in a GWPE booklet, please contact the Testing Center.

If you have questions regarding online registration, accommodated testing, off-campus testing, please contact the HSU Testing Center at (707) 826-3611 or email them at gwpereg@humboldt.edu .

For information about GWPE preparation workshops, please contact the Learning Center at (707) 826-5217.

All other questions, contact GWPE Coordinator Nicolette Amann at nicolette.amann@humboldt.edu

For additional information about the GWPE, please contact