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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 Required
Choose one of the following:

NES-EAS
CBEST
PRAXIS Core


WEST-B

GRE Required
Graduate Record Examination
general test


 

School Counseling
Master Degree only,
Track I, Track II

School Counseling
Testing Requirements (.pdf)


X  GRE not required

School Psychology

School Psychology
Testing Requirements (.pdf)


X X

Teaching
Master of Arts
All programs

MAT Admissions
Testing Requirements
 (.pdf)

X

 GRE not required

 

TESTING INFORMATION

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


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
School Counseling and MAT programs only
:

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.

 

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

 

* 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.