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Office of Educational Assessment


The VERSANT (SPEAK) test is intended for UW Graduate School applicants only. The results will not be sent to any other institution or department.

FEE: $50

Fees are payable to the University of Washington at the time of testing, in cash or check only. Credit and debit cards are NOT accepted.


To register for an exam, please call (206-543-1171), email ( or stop by during Testing Center hours. 

ON THE DAY OF THE TEST: Individual tests are administered at the Testing Center in Schmitz Hall, Room 440. The test takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. The examinee must bring picture identification, and know her/his student number. If you arrive after the scheduled test time, you will not be admitted to the examination.No aids are permitted during the test. You may not bring dictionaries, books, scratch paper, calculators, or notebooks with you on the day of the test. You are not allowed to take notes during the examination.
RESULTS: Test results will be posted to the UW Student Database and also will be available for pick-up at the Testing Center immediately following the test.
RETESTS: There is no limit to the number of times a student can take the Versant, but only one Versant exam may be taken per day.
STUDY: You may find out more test information at the Versant English Test website.

Disability Accommodation

To request disability accommodation for testing, please contact the OEA Testing Center at (206) 543-1171 or via email at before registering for the test.