Office of Educational Assessment



*The U.W. Academic Testing Center is currently closed and working remotely until further notice. We will update our pages when we have a return date, pending UW and public health approval. Please contact for any questions.*

After discussion with the Graduate School and the Academic Affairs and Planning offices, the following accommodation has been temporarily allowed, as updated on Memo 15:

As of 8/4/2020, the Graduate School has temporarily waived the requirement of the speaking subscores for the appeal interview. A department may request an appeal interview for any student who has met the general English Language proficiency requirement.

Students still have all of the options of satisfying Memo 15, as usual, except for the Versant test, but now additionally have the option of taking an appeal interview, regardless of their speaking sub-score.

Please contact if any questions about the appeal interview.




The VERSANT test is intended for U.W. Graduate School students or applicants. The results will not be sent to any other institution or department.

VERSANT exams are typically offered on MONDAYS & THURSDAYS during the School Year and MONDAY and WEDNESDAY afternoons during the Summer.


To register for an exam, please call (206) 543-1171, email us: or come in-person during Testing Center office hours.

ON THE DAY OF THE TEST:Arrive on time, No late entry
Individual tests are administered at the Testing Center:
1410 N.E. Campus Parkway Seattle, WA  – Schmitz Hall, Room 440.
The test takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. The examinee must bring :

  • Photo identification (ex: Husky Card, Driver’s License, Passport, etc,) + Testing fee
FEE: $55

Fees are payable by cash or check, made payable to: University of Washington.

Credit and Debit cards are NOT accepted.

RESULTS: Test results will be posted to the U.W. 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.