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Admissions Testing Information

The following graduate programs 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.

Test scores are required if you are applying to one of the programs listed below. Applicants to Educational Leadership and Administration programs or Teacher Education Inservice programs may be required to provide passing basic skills tests scores on a case by case basis. Applicants will be notified by the Admissions Office if scores are required.

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

School Counseling: (Masters programs only)

School Counseling Testing Requirements (.pdf)

APPLYING FOR SUMMER OR FALL 2015 PRIOR TO RECEIPT OF TEST SCORES:
You may submit your application without your 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.

NOTE: 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.

School Psychology

School Psychology Testing Requirements (.pdf)

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    Applicants 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.
  • Basic Skills Test: PRAXIS Core, CBEST, WEST-B or NES-EAS
    All applicants to the Educational Specialist in School Psychology program are required to submit official copies of passing scores from one of the basic skills tests: PRAXIS Core, CBEST, WEST-B, or NES-EAS

    NOTE: 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.

Master of Arts in Teaching: All programs

  • Basic Skills Test PRAXIS Core, CBEST, WEST-B or NES-EAS
    The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission requires all applicants to the Master of Arts in Teaching with Initial Teaching License (all programs) to submit official copies of passing test scores on one of the approved basic skills tests: NES-EAS, PRAXIS Core, WEST-B, or CBEST. Students who have taken the tests prior to admission must submit official copies of their scores with their applications. MAT Admissions Testing Requirements

    APPLYING FOR SUMMER 2015 PRIOR TO RECEIPT OF TEST SCORES
    :
    You may submit your application without your 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.

    NOTE: Candidates who currently hold 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.

Testing FAQs

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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