Using ACT for Admission

Effective 9/01/2014, ACT scores may be used in lieu of the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Praxis Core) exam for admission to teacher education programs for undergraduate, initial licensure programs only.

  • To substitute ACT scores for Praxis Core reading, you must have a 24 or higher ACT composite score AND a 22 or higher reading score on the same exam.
  • To substitute ACT scores for Praxis Core mathematics, you must have a 24 or higher ACT composite score AND a 22 or higher mathematics score on the same exam.
  • To substitute ACT scores for Praxis Core writing, you must have a 24 or higher ACT composite score AND a 22 or higher English plus writing score on the same exam. (Note: You must have completed the optional ACT writing exam to use ACT scores in lieu of the Praxis Core writing exam.)

Multiple ACT exams may be used; however, only those exams with 24 or higher composite scores AND the corresponding 22 or higher subtest score on the same exam are eligible.

Using SAT for Admission

The minimum SAT score is 1650 (combined math + critical reading + writing) with a minimum score of 510 for the corresponding math, critical reading, and writing subsections.

For those subtests not meeting the requirements above, take the corresponding Praxis Core exam(s) to meet admission requirements.