Frequently Asked Questions

Applying to Professional Education

What are the requirements for applying? 
See the Professional Education checklist.

How can I apply as an exception?
 You may apply during regular admission periods as an 'Exception' if you have only passed 2 parts of the PPST, or do not have the required 2.75 GPA. You cannot be missing both the GPA and PPST. No exceptions are granted during 'Continuous Admission' periods. To specifically apply as an exception you complete the same form as available on the web.There is no additional paperwork.

How do I find out if I have been admitted to Professional Education?
 Results will be available at the Winther Hall Information Desk with a photo ID on the selected date. For selective dates please see the forms page or the Admission Professional Education home page.


What is CORE?
 The Praxis CORE Academic Skills for Educators is a set of three tests in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. It is required to enroll in the Foundations Block and to apply for Admission to Professional Education (or students can use qualifying Praxis PPST, ACT, SAT, or GRE scores) .

Where can I take the CORE?
 The CORE is a computer based test which you may take at an ETS testing site near you. Find a test center near you at: There are also online guides and registration information available at the ETS website.