Counseling and Testing

Shelly Kerr, Director
541-346-2842 fax
University Health, Counseling, and Testing Center Building, Second Floor
1590 E. 13th Ave.

The University Counseling and Testing Center is a unit of the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management that provides mental health programs and services to currently enrolled UO students; consultation and education and prevention programs for faculty and staff members, parents and families of students; training and supervision to graduate-level therapists; and testing services. A professional support and crisis line is available when the center is closed.

Counseling Center


The Counseling Center provides initial assessment, brief individual therapy, support and therapy groups, crisis intervention, referral to community resources, and education and prevention workshops to UO students. Issues commonly addressed include depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, relationship concerns, psychosis, mania, identity development, body image concerns, eating disorders, grief and loss, and sexual assault. Psychologists and counselors provide consultation on issues relevant to the mental health of students and education and prevention programs to members of the university community. The Collegiate Recovery Center provides support for students in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. More information, including hours of operation, is available on the website.

Testing Office

David Espinoza, Director

The testing office schedules, coordinates, and administers required placement examinations, Credit by Examination programs, and proctored academic tests as well as national computer-based testing programs such as Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), Graduate Management Admissions Tests (GMAT), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Miller Analogies Test (MAT), and Praxis, California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST), and Oregon Educator Licensure Assessment (ORELA) teacher-certification tests. In addition to its computer-based testing program, the Testing Office organizes the on-campus administration of the paper-and-pencil GRE Subject Tests, Law School Admission Test (LSAT), and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE). Students and community members taking online, distance-education courses are also able to have their examinations proctored at the Testing Office. The office also coordinates with the Accessible Education Center and provides proctoring for extended-time academic examinations. 

Registration materials and information are available on the website, or by e-mailing a request to The Testing Office is located in 270 University Health, Counseling, and Testing Center Building. Tests are administered by appointment. Hours of operation are listed on the website.