GRE, MCAT, PRAXIS, & Other Testing

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The UPTC provides a series of licensure and professional examinations by appointment only. Please note the following:

  • All appointments must be made with the individual testing company.
  • Most exams are taken in the G-35 Testing Center, adjacent to the main entrance of the UPTC.
  • Hours for these exams vary. Typically, the G-35 testing center is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Seating is limited. For Saturday, we suggest registering at least one month prior to the desired date. For weekdays, we suggest registering at least two weeks prior to the desired testing date.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before the exam time for registration and processing.
  • Please have valid identification with you. Please check individual websites for ID requirements.
Registration and Information

Below is a general overview of each test. For more information or to schedule an exam, click on the individual testing company’s web link.

The GRE General test is administered to prospective graduate students. The test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills not related to a specific field of study. Many schools use the scores to supplement undergraduate records and qualifications for admission. Visit GRE.org for more information.

The Medical College Admission Test is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine, and problem solving, critical thinking, and writing skills. Most medical schools require MCAT exam scores as part of their admission process.

For more information and registration, visit the MCAT test website.

The Praxis I ® Tests measure basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics.

The Praxis II® subject tests measure subject-specific knowledge and teaching skills.

Information about state licensing requirements can be found on the Praxis website and by contacting the state or agency directly via the Pennsylvania State Board of Education.

How to Register — For Praxis I ® and Praxis II computer-based administration, visit the ETS Praxis series website There, you’ll also find information regarding Praxis I and Praxis II paper-and-pencil administered tests.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language is used to measure the ability of non-native speakers of English to communicate in a college or university setting. Many academic institutions use the scores to determine eligibility for admission.

A valid passport is required.

For more information and registration, visit the TOEFL website.

The ACT ® college readiness assessment is a curriculum- and standards-based education and career planning tool that assesses students’ academic readiness for college. Read more at the American College Testing Assessment (ACT) website.

Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (AMP) provides certification organizations, government agencies, professional associations and private industry with innovative assessment and management solutions. Read more at the Applied Measurement Professionals website.

The Law School Admission Test is a half-day, standardized test that helps law schools make sound admission decisions by providing a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that are essential for success in law school. Read more at the Law School Admission Test website.

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination measures the examinee’s knowledge and understanding of established standards to a lawyer’s conduct. Read more at the National Conference of Bar Examiners web page.

The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are designed to assess academic readiness for college in a way that’s fair to all students. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century. Read more at the SAT Collegeboard website.