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.
BASIC SKILLS TEST
|Required for admission||GRE not required for admission|
Required for admission
||Required for admission|
Recommended, not required
|GRE not required for admission|
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.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Applicants to the School Psychology program must submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE)) general test scores as an application requirement. Official scores must be less than ten years old and be submitted directly to the Admissions Office. We do not a have a minimum score requirement.
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.
Helpful Testing Links
Lewis & Clark College Institution Codes
* The State of Oregon requires a minimum score of 41 in each of the three CBEST subtest areas: Reading, Mathematics, and Writing.