Preparing for the PRAXIS I/Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST)

Best time to take the PPST

New Freshmen--During or shortly after the first year of enrollment (i.e. summer after the freshman year)
Advanced Students--as soon as possible

Information about the Test and Testing Locations

Contact the UW-L Counseling and Testing  Center, 1st Floor Wilder Hall, 785-8073*
Visit the ETS Website:

*You may take the PPST at any location which offers the test

Preparing for the Test

  • See the ETS PRAXIS Series Test at a Glance information:
  • Work through a PPST Study Manual--available from most booksellers and at Murphy Library
  • Receive tutoring from a counselor--contact the UW-L Counseling and Testing Center
  • Satisfactory completion of the following courses may assist with preparation for the PPST--ENG 110, MTH 050/051/150, ENG 303/306
  • Take advantage of any options made available for students with a disability or in the TRIO program

What if I do not pass the test or a section of the test?

  • Revisit the strategies for preparation listed above (If at first you don't succeed, try, try again)
  • If you have passed two sections of the PPST and have failed the third section twice, see the the Assistant to the Dean to discuss your situation.
  • Consult with the Disability Resource Services office to determine whether a disability might be involved--165 Murphy Library, 785-6900.