Counseling, Testing and Wellness

Counseling, Testing and Wellness (CTW) provides counseling and testing services for WWU students free of charge.

COUNSELING SERVICES. The services provided by CTW are designed to help students deal with the pressures of university life. Students can receive help in dealing with personal problems, learning more about themselves, and in planning their future.

The counselors on staff are qualified to discuss a wide variety of issues, including loneliness, depression, stress, time management, test anxiety, study skills, relationship problems, eating disorders, incest and rape survival, dysfunctional family situations, and marital and premarital counseling. Issues may be worked through on an individual basis or in a group setting, and all counseling is strictly confidential.

TESTING SERVICES. Counseling, Testing and Wellness is the official testing center for most standardized tests administered on campus. These tests are given on dates specified in advance by the testing companies, and most require advance registration. Many of these tests require a fee to be paid by the student directly to the testing company. Registration materials are available at the CTW Office. Tests administered at CTW include:

• ACAT (Art majors)
• American College Testing (ACT) Residual Test
• College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
• Correspondence/Distance Learning Tests
• English Placement Tests and Language Placement Tests
• Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE)
• Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (subject tests only)
• Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
• Major Field Test (MFT)
• Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
• PRAXIS and Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Test
• WEST-E (Education)

ADDICTION SUPPORT SERVICES. Counseling, Testing and Wellness provides referrals for students who are dealing with substance-use problems (alcohol, drugs, tobacco, etc.) to community chemical dependency providers. University policy prohibits the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. Recognizing that not all students make choices consistent with this philosophy, CTW works closely with residence hall deans and the Assistant Vice President of Student Life/Dean of Students to insure that students receive adequate help and support to remain substance-free.

Services are also provided for students with other addictive behaviors such as: eating, gambling, computer (internet, gaming, etc.), and relationships.

FEES AND SCHEDULING. Most services offered by Counseling, Testing and Wellness (CTW) are free to students, with the exception of a few tests. Students can request counseling online at through the Student Portal found under Counseling and Testing Services.

Students requesting counseling services are asked to complete a short information form before a session is scheduled. The forms are available at CTW or at the CTW web site. If students have any questions they are free to call CTW at (509) 527-2147 during office hours.