JEPET General Information
Upper Division Written English Proficiency Requirements
Undergraduate students may complete the CSU Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) in one of two ways: 1) by taking a GWAR-designated course in their major; or 2) by taking the SFSU Junior English Proficiency Essay Test (JEPET) after completing 48 semester units and before completing 80 semester units, and by completing ENG 414, if required by their JEPET score.
Check the Approved Course List to see if your major offers a GWAR course. Consult with your major department if you are uncertain how your department's GWAR designated course might be used in your major program. If a GWAR course is not offered in the major, students must satisfy the GWAR requirement by taking JEPET and ENG 414, if required to do so.
The following applies to students who must still take the JEPET:
Students must pass First-Year Composition (ENG 104/105, 106, and/or 114) and ENG 214 or their equivalents or SFSU alternatives with a grade of Credit or C- or higher before they are eligible to take JEPET.
Students who transfer to SFSU with 80 or more semester units and who have completed a course equivalent to ENG 214 should take the JEPET examination during their first semester of matriculated attendance at SFSU. Students who do not pass JEPET must enroll in ENG 414 in the semester immediately following the semester in which they failed JEPET. Students who have taken and passed an upper division expository writing course at another institution may apply for a waiver of the JEPET/ENG 414 requirement at the JEPET Office in HUM 209.
Students with multilingual backgrounds who have completed all or most of their previous education in the United States may substitute ENG 410 for ENG 414 only if they qualify for ENG 410 on the basis of their ESLPT scores or receive permission from the Composition for Multilingual Students coordinator.
Passing ENG 414 (or ENG 410) satisfies the SFSU Upper Division Written English Requirement for those who did not pass the JEPET examination.
For JEPET examination times and dates, go to Dates, below..
90 minutes are allowed for planning and writing your essay. You may bring a dictionary, thesaurus and speller to the exam.
Location Given, in detail, at time of registration.