Versant (Speak) Test Information Sheet

For University of Washington use ONLY

The VERSANT test given by the University of Washington's Testing Center is for University of Washington students only. To take the VERSANT test you must have applied to the University of Washington Graduate School. The results will not be sent to any other institution. The VERSANT test replaced the former SPEAK test.


The test fee is $45 (cash or check) payable to the University of Washington.


PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by calling the Office of Educational Assessment at 206-543-1171 or in-person in Schmitz Hall room 440. Register approximately one week in advance of the desired test date. Space is limited.

SCORES: Test results will be posted to the UW Student Database and also will be available for pick-up at the Testing Center two (2) business days following 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 or social security 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.


You may find out more test information at the Versant English Test website.

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.

Test Schedule

This test is currently given on an individual appointment basis. Please call our office at 206-543-1171 to schedule your appointment during regular business hours based on space availability:

Monday - Thursday
Open 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
(closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm)

Please Note: We observe all UW Holiday Closures




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.