Testing Information

Praxis Exams

When registering for any Praxis exam, you must indicate that your scores should be sent to UCA. Select the option with code 6012  to send scores to the UCA Office of Candidate Services.  UCA’s Speech Language Pathology program (SLP/AUD) also uses the Praxis exams. Don’t mistakenly send your scores to that program.  Be sure you select the proper code.

Praxis Requirements

Praxis requirements vary from state to state.  Be sure to register for the tests required for Arkansas. Click here for the Arkansas Praxis requirements.

NOTE:  Beginning in the fall 2018 semester, the only Praxis Core subtest accepted is for writing.  For reading and mathematics, only ACT scores will be accepted.

Praxis Registration

To register for a Praxis exam, click here.

Praxis Fee Waivers

A limited number of fee waivers are available through ETS for those who meet eligibility requirements.  More information is available here.  Contact the UCA Office of Student Financial Aid for eligibility verification.

Foundations of Reading Exam

For K-6 Elementary & K-12 Special Education Only

For study materials or to register for the Foundations of Reading exam, click here.

ACT Information

Beginning in the fall 2018 semester, only ACT scores will be accepted for basic skills proficiency in mathematics and reading.  The ACT writing exam or Praxis Core writing exam may be used for writing proficiency.

Go to actstudent.org to register for the ACT.

The UCA Testing Center will offer the residual ACT at various times through the year.  The residual ACT is a local testing option that can be used for UCA purposes only.  Scores on the residual ACT may not be used for scholarships or any other purposes than placement or admission decisions.

Click here for more information about the residual ACT.