Admission Test Requirements

*Due to the current outbreak of COVID19 and the resulting limits on testing availability, the following programs have waived the GRE testing requirement for applications to Fall 2022:

  • Masters programs in Counseling (Clinical Mental Health, Addictions, Family, Military/Veterans & School)

 Programs That Require No Admission Tests
  • Higher Education, Master's program
  • Teacher Education Programs: Elementary, Secondary, Special Education, and ESL/Bilingual Education programs.
  • Certificate programs
Programs That Require Admission Tests

Not all of our programs require the same admission test.  Some programs require the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).  Other programs allow the applicant to select either the GRE or the Miller's Analogy Test (MAT).  

Our programs, and the tests required are listed below:

  • Educational Policy, Planning & Leadership programs - all doctoral programs accept the GRE or the MAT
  • Counseling and School Psychology programs - only accept the GRE*

GRE and MAT Test scores should be no more than five years old at the time of admission.

The institution codes for W&M:

  • GRE is 5115
  • MAT is 1765.

Be sure to also indicate a major/department code on your request. Anything in the area of "Education" will find its way to us.  

 If you are unsure which test is required for your program, please contact us at 757-221-2317 or [[graded, email us]].



In addition to the required admission exam, students who are not native English speakers are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores to the William & Mary School of Education (Institution Code 5115). If you have graduated from a college or university in the United States, you are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. Scores should not be more than 2 years old. Although a minimum score for admission has not been issued, international students who are typically admitted score at least 100 on the Internet version of the TOEFL (or comparable score on other versions of the exam) or a 7.0 on  the IELTS. 

In order to ensure your scores are sent to us electronically, please make sure you request them to go to:

Account Name: College of William & Mary School of Education
Address: Education - Office of Academic Programs
PO Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187
United States