Exam Information

Exam Information

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

2020-2021 Test Dates (National)

Test Date   Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)

September 11, 2021

August 6, 2021 August 20, 2021

October 23, 2021

 September 17, 2021 October 1, 2021

December 11, 2021

November 5, 2021  November 19, 2021

February 12, 2022

January 7, 2022 January 21, 2022

April 2, 2022

February 25, 2022   March 11, 2022

June 11, 2022

May 6, 2022   May 20, 2022

July 16, 2022

June 17, 2022 June 24, 2022

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 visit http://www.act.org/content/act/en/register.html on 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)  $60.00          
ACT plus Writing    $85.00               
Late Fee: $36.00

ACT School Code: 0110

All registration information is found on the ACT website: http://www.actstudent.org/index.html

Availability:  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 about On-Campus 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.

On-Campus  ACT

The On-Campus  testing program is available to ACT-participating colleges to administer the ACT to students who were unable to test on an ACT National testing date. On-Campus ACT testing is strictly limited only to students who have officially applied, have been admitted, or have enrolled at your institution. Scores from residual testing are reported only to your institution for admission, course placement, and advising purposes. 


  • Eligibility for Colleges — Only ACT-participating colleges are eligible for On-Campus testing for the purpose of obtaining data on their enrolled, admitted, or applicant students who were unable to take the ACT on a regularly scheduled test date in time to meet the college's deadlines. 
  • Eligibility for Students — ACT testing may be conducted on your campus for students who:
  • 1) Have applied, 2) have been admitted, or 3) are enrolled at your college. Students who do not intend to attend your college must not take the ACT Residual testing on your campus. 

Test Dates/Scheduling 

  • On-Campus ACT testing may be conducted on any dates arranged through the testing Center EXCEPT the regularly scheduled ACT National testing Dates and any additional licensing exams testing dates (i.e. PRAXIS, National EMT, CLEP or MAT)


  • Scores from On-Campus testing are valid only at your college and cannot be transferred by transcript or other means to any other institution or agency. 
  • Scores from residual testing are reported only to the college administering the test. 
  • No Student Reports and no High School Reports are generated. 
  • No Additional Score Reports will be generated to report scores to any other institution.  


  • On-Campus ACT testing is not a practice test. 
  • On-Campus ACT testing is not for use with younger students. 
  • You may not provide testing to individuals who do not intend to attend your college.
  •  This ACT test is restricted to on-campus administrations. Test booklets may not be transported from campus to campus or to any off-campus locations. 
  • A minimum of 60 days must elapse before another On-Campus ACT test may be taken. Scores achieved before the minimum elapsed time will be cancelled without refund
  • ACT restricts the number of times a student may take the ACT to 12 times total. On-Campus testing DOES count toward that maximum. Scores that exceed the maximum will be canceled without refund.  

2020-2021 On-Campus ACT Fees 

  • The On-Campus ACT can be administered with or without the writing test. 
  • $63 Multiple Choice ONLY
  • Exam payments will be made by examinee to Cashiers Office prior to taking the Exam.
Please call University of Arkansas at Monticello Office of testing at 870-460-1454 to schedule an appointment or you may visit the office located in the Student Success Center, Second Floor, Suite 201.

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.    https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org/login
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, 2022

Effective July 1, 2022, the CLEP exam fee will INCREASE from $89 to $90. 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 www.collegeboard.com/clep/ and create an account.  The cost is $89.00 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: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/exams.html.


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 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.

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.

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.

Students may register by following this link: https://www.nln.org/detail-pages/news/2016/03/31/New-Pre-Admission-Exam-PAX-for-RN-and-PN-Applicants

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

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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 www.ets.org/praxis/states 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 https://www.ets.org/praxis.

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

*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 http://www.ets.org/praxis/prepare/materials.

Visit www.ets.org/praxis for more information on registration, test preparation, scores and more.


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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.