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Graduate School Admissions

Admissions Testing Information

The graduate programs listed in the table below require testing for admission. Official scores must be sent to the graduate admissions office by the program’s published application deadline. Be advised that testing dates and sites may fill up prior to application deadlines and it may take up to four weeks before official test scores are made available to the graduate school. Please plan accordingly!

NOTE: Many evening and weekend test times may not be available in your area. It is in your best interest to plan ahead and be flexible with test times and sites.

If your program of interest is not listed, it does not require testing for admissions.

PROGRAM

BASIC SKILLS TEST
Choose one of the following:

NES-EAS
CBEST*
PRAXIS Core


WEST-B

GRE
Graduate Record Examination
general test


 

School Counseling
Master Degree only,
Track I, Track II

School Counseling
Testing Requirements (.pdf)


Required for admission  GRE not required for admission

School Psychology

School Psychology
Testing Requirements (.pdf)


Required for admission
Required for admission

Teacher Education
MAT programs

New Student Test
Requirements (.pdf)



Recommended, not required
for admission. If admitted,
candidates must submit scores
by November 1 of the first year
of the program.


GRE not required for admission

 

TESTING INFORMATION

  • Basic Skills Test: PRAXIS Core, CBEST*, WEST-B or NES-EAS
    All applicants to the School Counseling (Master degree program) and School Psychology are required to submit official documentation of passing scores from one of the basic skills tests: PRAXIS Core, CBEST*, NES-EAS, or WEST-B.

    Applicants to the Master of Arts in Teaching programs are not required to provide basic skills test scores for admission. However, admitted candidates are required to submit official documentation of scores from one of the basic skills tests: PRAXIS Core, CBEST*, NES-EAS, or WEST-B by November 1 of the first year of the program. 


TEST SCORES WAIVER INFORMATION


Candidates who currently hold an Oregon Basic, Standard, Initial, or Continuing Teaching License, or an Oregon Personnel Service License, or a master’s degree or higher (earned at a regionally accredited institution or the foreign equivalent) at the time of application are not required to submit official scores from one of the basic skills tests or the GRE test if required.


APPLYING FOR SUMMER OR FALL 2015 PRIOR TO RECEIPT OF BASIC SKILLS TEST SCORES

If you are applying to the School Counseling program, you may submit your application without test scores. If possible include with your application the date you are scheduled to take one of the basic skills tests. Official test scores must be submitted as soon as they become available. Applicants who do not submit passing scores with their applications will be considered for conditional admission into the program.

Testing FAQs

Helpful Testing Links

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
CBEST*
NES
PRAXIS
WEST-B

Lewis & Clark College Institution Codes

GRE: 4384
PRAXIS: 4384
NES: 405
CBEST: 405
WEST-B: 405

* The State of Oregon requires a minimum score of 41 in each of the three CBEST subtest areas: Reading, Mathematics, and Writing.