Admissions-Related Testing

Most graduate programs at Western do not require admission test scores. Programs that still do may not require them for holders of advanced degrees. Please check whether the program you're applying to requires admission test scores on the program pages.

For programs that do require test scores, GRE, MAT or GMAT scores must be received by the published program application deadline. Applications cannot be reviewed until test scores are received.

Please keep in mind that it takes approximately six to eight weeks for scores to be processed and transmitted to the Graduate School from paper and pencil or special accommodation administration of tests.


Graduate Records Examination – GRE

Contact Info

The GRE Tests
(609) 771-7670

P.O. Box 6000
Princeton, NJ 08541-6000

Learn more about GRE testing at WWU's Testing Center.

The Graduate School accepts only official GRE test scores sent directly from ETS. Official scores are reportable for five years.

WWU's ETS Institution code is 4947. No departmental code is required, as all GRE scores are sent to the Graduate School office.

Graduate Management Admission Test – GMAT


GMAT is available in Bellingham through Western’s Testing Center.

Register online at


Miller Analogies Test – MAT

Miller Analogies

MAT is available in Bellingham through Western’s Testing Center.

Contact the Testing Center directly at (360) 650-3080 to arrange a testing appointment.


The Test of English as a Foreign Language – TOEFL

1-800-GO-TOEFL (calling from U.S. to take test in U.S.)
Outside US #: 1-443-751-4862

WWU Graduate School's TOEFL iBT minimum for general admissions eligibility is 86. Applcants to the Speech/Language Pathology program must achieve an iBT score of 100 in order to be considered.

International English Language Testing System- IELTS

WWU Graduate School's IELTS minimum for general admissions eligibility is 7.0

Please see for information and to schedule a testing appointment.

WWU Testing Center

Testing Center
(360) 650-3080

WWU Testing Center
333 32nd Street - AC 120
Bellingham, WA 98229