Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR)
All undergraduate students must demonstrate competency in writing skills as a requirement for graduation. At CSUN, all students who have met the lower division writing requirement, completed 56 units or more, and intend to graduate with a baccalaureate degree are required to demonstrate their writing proficiency.
- Students may meet the GWAR by receiving a grade of “C” or better in a minimum of 6 units of coursework in designated Writing Intensive* upper division curriculum; or
- Students may meet the GWAR by receiving a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 345 Recursive Writing.
Undergraduate students are required to meet the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement no later than the semester in which they complete 90 units. Students who have not met this requirement by the completion of 90 units may have a registration hold placed on their subsequent registration.
*All students are required to complete 9 units of Writing Intensive courses, normally satisfied by Upper Division General Education courses or approved pattern modifications.