Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Certifying Courses

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  • Advanced GWAR-certifying course in the major. Many departments and programs offer GWAR-certifying courses for their majors. Students should contact their major department to determine if such a course is offered. Students must earn a grade of C or higher to satisfy the GWAR.
  • Advanced Composition Course offered by the English Department.  The English Department regularly offers an advanced composition courses (ENG 350, 3 units, A-C/NC).  Students must earn a grade of C or higher (B or higher for graduate students) to satisfy the GWAR.

Transfer Certification

Students who have satisfied the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) at another CSU campus in 1984 or later, but prior to matriculation at CSU, Dominguez Hills, may petition for fulfillment of GWAR at CSUDH.  Students must complete a Petition for Fulfillment of GWAR at the Toro Learning & Testing Center, attaching a copy of the certifying test score or copy of an official transcript and the catalog description of the pertinent coursework.  CSU, Dominguez Hills Testing Center, North Library 5705, (310) 243-3909.