Write to Register for CMS

Write to Register

The purpose of the Write to Register (reading and writing an essay; answering the self reflection questions) is to help you evaluate your academic English skills so that you can register for writing courses in the CMS program. After you complete Write to Register, you will see course recommendations - suggested courses you can take in the CMS Program that best meet your individual needs. 

Reading and writing the essay and completing the Self Reflection Questions will take about 2-3 hours.

Who should complete the Write to Register ?

All undergraduate and graduate students who want to fulfill their English writing requirements in the CMS program at SF State should complete the Write to Register. This includes:

  • Multilingual students who have been educated mainly in a language other than English.
  • Multilingual students who were enrolled in ESL classes at the last school they attended in the U.S.
  • Multilingual students who feel they could benefit from taking CMS classes, even though they may have previously taken English classes for native speakers.

What should I do?

Please see the Write to Register website

Registration for CMS Courses

Please complete your Write to Register before the semester begins. As soon as you see the course recommendations, you can sign up online or in person with the Advising office. At this time, students may also meet with a CMS adviser to discuss their Write to Register course recommendations.


If you have questions, please visit the CMS office (HUM 482) or email us (engdept@sfsu.edu)