Fees & Registration



  • Registration for FALL 2020 GWPE will open on August 17th. Registration is $32.   
  • After you register for the one-week time slot of your choice, you will be added to the GWPE Fall 2020 course.
  • You must take the GWPE on Canvas during that week or you will forfeit your registration fee. 

GWPE Canvas Test Dates 

Take the GWPE on Canvas during this week. 

Registration OpenRegistration ClosedSlots
8/31-9/6 (session full) Aug-17-20Aug-27-2050
9/7-9/13 (session full) Aug-17-20Aug-31-2050
9/14-9/20 (session full)Aug-17-20Sep-07-2050
9/21-9/27  (session full)Aug-17-20Sep-14-2050
9/28-10/4 (session full)Sep-07-20Sep-21-2050
10/5-10/11 (closed)Sep-07-20Sep-28-2050
10/12-10/18 (closed) Sep-07-20Oct-05-2050
10/19-10/25 (closed)Sep-07-20Oct-12-2050
10/26-11/1  (closed) Oct-05-20Oct-19-2050

Scoring and Score Posting 

  • All GWPEs will be scored and your score will be entered directly on your DARS within two weeks of your test date. 
  • ProTip:  Take the GWPE as soon as you reach junior standing.  If you wait to take the GWPE in the same term that you plan to finish your degree requirements, note that the GWPE MUST be completed before the end of instruction in that term (Fall, Spring, or Summer.) If not completed by that date, your degree cannot be awarded that term and must be postponed to the end of the next available term in which the GWPE is completed. (Example: if you have a May graduation date on file, but take the GWPE after classes end in May, your degree will be awarded at the end of whichever term you complete the GWPE.  This can add anywhere from two to seven months….or longer…to your graduation date.)

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 the week you want to take the GWPE on Canvas
  8. Select the appropriate option and complete the transaction
    (a) Make sure to keep your e-receipt for future reference

GWPE Fees Fall 2020

  • Regular examination: $32 

Refund Information Fall 2020

To cancel your GWPE at least five days before your week begins, contact gwpereg@humboldt.edu .
If you miss your scheduled GWPE week 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 to obtain confirmation of the reason for your absence. If the CARE office representative confirms your emergency or reason for missing your scheduled GWPE week, then an email will be sent to gwpereg@humboldt.edu so that a refund can be issued. 

Questions & Additional Information

If you have questions regarding online registration or accommodated testing, please email 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