Humboldt State University

Fees and Registration Information

The GWPE (Graduation Writing Proficiency Exam) registration deadlines and examination dates are listed below. The GWPE is normally administered once during the fall semester and twice during the spring semester. GWPE registration is now online (see below).

GWPE FALL 2015 Test Dates

Test Date: Saturday, September 19th
Online Registration Deadline: September 3rd at 4 p.m.

Test Date: Saturday, November 14th
Online Registration Deadline: October 29th at 4 p.m.

GWPE SPRING 2016 Test Dates

Test Date: Saturday, March 5th
Online Registration Deadline: February 18th at 4 p.m.

Test Date: Saturday, April 30th
Online Registration Deadline: April 14th at 4 p.m.

Online Registration

    1. Log on to myHumboldt from the site
    2. Select the “Financial Matters” tab
    3. Locate “Financial Links”
    4. Select the “Register/Pay for GWPE” link
    5. Select the appropriate option and complete the transaction


A few weeks before your test date, you will receive an email from the HSU Testing Center providing your test location on the HSU campus, instructions for what to bring, and our new cell phone policy. Note that if your cell phone is visible to the test proctors at any time during the exam, you will be asked to leave and will have to re-register (and re-pay) for the GWPE at another date.


  • Regular examination: $29
  • Off-campus examination: $37


Requests for refund must be submitted to at least four days before the test date.

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

For information about GWPE preparation workshops, please contact the Learning Center at (707) 826-5217 or visit the Learning Center in Library 55.

All other questions, contact GWPE Coordinator Nicolette Amann at


For additional information about the GWPE, please contact: