The American College Test is a national college entrance exam required for placement at UAM.

Many colleges throughout the United States require the ACT for admission. Check specific regulations for the college of your choice.

ACT Test Dates & Deadlines

2018-2019 Test Dates (National)

Test Date   Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 8, 2018***   August 10, 2018 August 11-26, 2018
October 27, 2018   September 28, 2018 September 29-October 14, 2018
December 8, 2018   November 2, 2018 November 3-19, 2018
February 9, 2019   January 11, 2019 January 12-18, 2019
April 13, 2019   March 8, 2019 March 9-25, 2019
June 8, 2019   May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019
July 13, 2019   June 14, 2019 June 15-24, 2019

How Do I Sign Up for the ACT?
Online registration is the fastest method. You will know immediately if your preferred test center has space for you to test, and you also can print your admission ticket from the website. How you sign up depends on where and how you plan to test: please see below for how to register.
Reminder: Parents will need to register students under the age of 13

  • If you plan to test at a national or international test center, sign up online by creating or logging in to your ACT Web account
  • If you are requesting extended time or other accommodations for the first time, sign up online by creating or logging in to your ACT Web account or register by mail in addition to completing the application request and submitting required documentation.
  • If you missed the late registration deadline, you can request standby testing online.
  • If you are homebound or confined, cannot find a test center within 75 miles of your home (U.S. and Canada) or in your country (other locations), or you need a Sabbath/Sunday test center and one is not established within 75 miles of your home (or in your country if outside the U.S. or Canada), on all test dates, check the requirements for Arranged Testing.

Current ACT Cost
ACT (No Writing)  $46                 ACT plus Writing    $62.50

All registration information is found on the ACT website:

Availability: Five national test dates are given and periodically additional local tests are given at some colleges. Contact the college you plan to attend for more information on residual testing. Check the ACT Registration Bulletin for all information on national test dates and registration deadlines.

How to Register: Registration Bulletins for national test dates are available at the UAM Testing Services Office located in Student Success Center Suite 201.  Registration may be done online.

Time Required: Approximately four hours of actual testing time are required. However, additional time is required to complete the necessary identification and check-in. Plan to arrive promptly at the time designated on the schedule.

Important Note: On test date, a photo ID is required, or a letter from your high school counselor containing your physical description. The identification letter must be on your high school’s letterhead. Samples of acceptable forms of ID are located in the  ACT Registration Bulletin.

Use of a calculator is permitted but not required.

Next Generation

The Next Generation Exam is a computerized placement exam designed to identify the basic skill level of students as they enter institutions of higher education.  The Next Generation Exam is used as a substitution for the ACT or SAT.

Cost: $20.00 to the UAM Cashier’s Office prior to testing.

Requirements:  Driver’s License or State ID, Receipt of payment from UAM Cashier’s Office

Availability: Next Generation Exams are given on an as needed basis.  It is the student’s responsibility to schedule an appointment with the Testing Services Office.

Study Questions: Visit the Next Generation website to download sample study questions with the free Next Generation Study App.
Login by creating an account.  Choose the Classic Practice Tests option

Retake Policy: A 30 day waiting period is required to retake the exam.


CLEP TEST FEE INCREASE: Effective July 1, 2017

Effective July 1, 2017, the CLEP exam fee will INCREASE from $80 to $85. Test takers who purchase their registration tickets on or after this date will be charged the new fee.

CLEP testing will continue to be FREE for eligible military service members, spouses, and civilian employees (see eligibility details) on CLEP website.

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CLEP is the College Level Examination Program which allows students to demonstrate knowledge of a particular field.  Students may receive up to 30 hours of college credit (not a letter grade) for various subject areas.  Many colleges throughout the country accept CLEP credit but you should check with your particular institution to determine which tests they accept.  CLEP is now a computer-based exam.  You receive an instant score report following the exam.

Availability: CLEP exams are given on an as needed basisIt is the student’s responsibility to make an appointment with the Testing, & Career Services Center.  The time and date must be scheduled in advance.  Test-takers are now required to create an account to make CLEP payment in advance of the exam.  Please see details listed below.

Registration: Go to and create an account.  The cost is $80.00 and must be paid online through your account prior to the test date. 

Administration Fee:  A $20.00 Administration Fee must be paid to the UAM Cashier’s Office on the test date prior to the exam.  A receipt is required at check-in.

Important:  A photo ID is required on the test date.  You may request a copy of UAM's policies on acceptable tests and scores through the Testing, and Career Services Office.  The CLEP Exam webpage address is:

Correspondence/Online Tests

Anyone taking a correspondence course from another institution may have tests for the course administered under the supervision of the University Arkansas at Monticello Testing Services Office. 

All students enrolled at U.A.M. who pursue correspondence work must have prior approval of their academic advisor, academic unit head, and the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The application for approval is available in the U.A.M. Registrar’s Office.  You should verify with your sponsoring institution that UAM is authorized to supervise your examinations.  We administer the tests according to their instructions and return the completed tests to the sponsoring institution.   It is the student’s responsibility to meet the deadlines proposed by the sponsoring institution.

Cost: $20.00 paid to the UAM cashier for the first exam and $10.00 for each additional exam. The receipt must be submitted to the Testing Office prior to testing.

Availability: Testing is offered on an as needed basis. It is the student’s responsibility to register with the Testing Services Office to take a correspondence or online test.  The time and date of testing must be scheduled in advance.


The Graduate Record Exam is a national test required for entrance into many graduate programs. The General Exam measures abilities developed and skills acquired over a long period of time. Subject Tests measure achievement in a particular field and assume an undergraduate major or extensive background in the specific subject.

The GRE General Exam will only be offered as a computer-based test and will no longer be administered as a paper-and-pencil exam. UAM does not administer the GRE exam.

GRE Website: GRE information and registration may be accessed through the website


The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is composed of approximately one hundred multiple-choice analogy questions.  Some graduate programs require MAT as an admissions requirement.  Contact the Testing Services Officer to register.

Cost: A fee of $75.00 must be paid to the UAM Cashier's Office prior to testing.   

Availability: The MAT is given on an as needed basis.  It is the student's responsibility to register with the Testing Services Office. You must present a valid photo ID and a secondary form of ID on the date of the exam.

Online Proctored Exams

Students taking an online course from another institution that requires proctoring, may have the exams administered under the supervision of the UAM Testing Services Office.  You should verify with your sponsoring institution that the UAM Center is authorized to supervise your examinations.  We administer the tests according to their instructions.

Cost: $20.00 paid to the UAM cashier for the first exam and $10.00 for each additional exam. The receipt must be submitted to the Testing Office prior to testing. 

Availability: Online exams are offered on an as needed basis.  It is the students' responsibility to register with the Testing Office to take an online exam.  The time and date of testing must be scheduled in advance.

Time Required: The time allowed for each specific exam is designated by the sponsoring institution.  You should contact your institution prior to the test date if you wish to know how much time and if books and notes are allowed.

Important Note: Photo ID is required on test date.  It is the student's responsibility to meet the requirements and deadlines proposed by the sponsoring institution.

“PAX” Pre Admission Nursing Exam:

The Pre-admission Nursing Exam “PAX” is given at the UAM Testing Center - Student Success Center, Second Floor-Suite 201. The exam is administered October-February of each year.

The pre-admission exam is from the National League for Nursing (NLN) . This is the only pre-admission exam that the School of Nursing will accept. The exam cost $40 and students are responsible for the payment upon registering.

Students may register by following this link:

PAX Prep Study Guide information:

All practice exam information can be purchased in your student account.

· Log into your student account
· Click on the “Store Tab”
· Click on the drop down arrow in the box “Program Type”
· Click on “PAX Prep”
· Choose the content of your choice

Pearson Vue

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NREMT Certification Testing 

NREMT Certification examinations are intended to evaluate the competence of EMS practitioners at a variety of levels: First Responder, EMT Basic, EMT Intermediate (’85 and ’99), and Paramedic. 

The tests address content areas defined and validated by subject-matter experts, educators, and individuals working in EMS fields. As the tests provide only one source of information regarding examinee competence, they are used in conjunction with other indicators of training and experience in the granting of certification. 

Registration: All registration is handled by Pearson Vue. UAM does not make any appointments or take registrations. Registration and scheduling information is available at the following site.

ID Regulations: Pearson Vue provides a list of acceptable ID’s on their website.



Beginning August 1, 2016
All Praxis test takers will no longer be admitted any later than 15 minutes after their scheduled report time (exam time). 
All Praxis test takers are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes before their scheduled report time.

The Praxis Series is a program that provides tests and other services for states to use as part of their teacher certification process. 

The Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators tests measure academic skills in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. These tests were designed to provide comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs.

The Praxis II tests measure subject-specific content and pedagogical knowledge and are required for licensure or certification by many states and national organizations.

For specific test requirements, please see the Praxis website at Test takers should check directly with their state or certification agency to confirm which tests they must take, because these requirements are often complex and subject to frequent change.

Computer –delivered tests are offered by appointment during testing windows throughout the year. To view computer-delivered test dates, visit

How do I register? Register online using credit/debit card or PayPal. To register by mail using a check or money order visit

*When selecting a testing site, you must search by using the country and state option.  UAM’s testing site will not appear under a search using the zip code option.

Where can I find test preparation materials? ETS offers a wide array of free and low-cost Praxis test preparation materials. Visit

Visit for more information on registration, test preparation, scores and more.


The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) is a multiple-choice test that measures verbal and mathematical abilities. Many colleges across the country require the SAT for admission.

The Subject Tests (SAT II) are multiple-choice tests, which measure knowledge of particular subjects. See the SAT II Bulletin for detailed information on subject areas available. The SAT I and II are administered at the same time.  You may register for either the SAT or up to three Subject Tests at one administration.

Date: December 3, 2016
Availability: The SAT I & II are administered at UAM once each year.
How to Register: You may register online at


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The TOEFL test (Test of English as a Foreign Language) measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand English as it is spoken, written, and heard in college and university settings.  The TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) tests all four language skills that are important for effective communication:  speaking, listening, reading, and writing.   The test takes about 4 1/2 hours. No one is allowed to continue beyond the time limit.

Register for the TOEFL iBT® Test

  • Register online 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • When registering be sure to spell your name exactly as it appears on the identification you will bring on test day