ACT Exam Option
A candidate who has completed the ACT test within five years of the EPP admission application date may use their ACT scores to satisfy the basic skills requirement if they meet all of the following:
- A composite score of 23 or above
- Minimum score of 20 on Reading
- Minimum score of 20 on English
- Minimum score of 20 on Math
Candidates who do not meet all of the above ACT scores will need to take the Praxis I® Pre Professional Skills Exam, or another basic skills assessment to fulfill the basic skills testing requirement. Your scores are available to review on your unofficial transcripts through eSIS. Transfer students may need to request official copies from ACT http://www.actstudent.org/scores/send/.
Frequently asked questions regarding ACT:
Q: Can I retake the ACT if I did not get the minimum scores on it in High School?
A: Yes, but remember it is an all or none requirement. It means you would need to take the entire exam (including the science section.) and receive all four the above minimum scores, on that test attempt. You cannot blend your best scores from multiple exam attempts.
Q: If I get a 20 for each sub section but did not get a 23 composite do I meet the requirements?
A: No, you need to meet all four scores to use the ACT.
Q: How much does the ACT exam cost?
A: The exam is around $40.00.
Q: Can I appeal a section on the ACT like the Praxis I?
A: No, the ACT is considered a singe exam with multiple sections. The Praxis I is considered three separate exams with three separate scores. The UWRF appeal process requires passing at least two the the three exams. To appeal the ACT would require an exemption for the entire exam.
Q: Do I need to take the ACT with writing?
A: No, You only need the ACT (No, Writing.)