GACE Program Admission Tests or Exemption FAQs

    • Tests basic competencies in Reading, Writing, and Math
    • Used as an entrance requirement for the Teacher Education at Kennesaw State University
    • Required for certification in the state of Georgia, unless exempted
    • Similar to the SAT and ACT
    • Reading and Mathematics tests consist solely of multiple choice questions, while Writing test contains multiple choice and constructed response questions
  • All 3 Program Admission exams are required:

    • Combined Exams Tests I, II, and III=test code(tc) #710  
      OR, if taken Individually,
    • Test I-Reading= tc # 210,  AND     
    • Test II Mathematics= tc # 211, AND 
    • Test III-Writing=  tc # 212

    Students with the following minimum scores on Collegiate SAT, ACT or GRE examinations may exempt GACE Program Admission Assessment (PAA) by submitting proof of scores to the Undergraduate Admissions Office at bcoe_admit@kennesaw.edu.

    • Anyone applying for admission to Bagwell College of Education's Teacher Education Program
    • Anyone wishing to obtain their initial certification in the state of Georgia and not otherwise meeting the requirement through an exemption exam or other option
    • Register online at the GACE Registration website
    • Government issue ID is required for admission to testing facilities and MUST match the name used in registration
    • Fees are based upon the number of exams registered for on each given test date.
    • Please visit the GACE " fees" website for more information.
    • Test dates are provided on the GACE website
    • Test dates are valid for all testing facilities worldwide
    • Test scores take 1-3 weeks to report, so plan accordingly, as scores must report officially before anyone may be admitted
    • Visit the GACE website for locations worldwide.
    • Test scores take 1-3 weeks to report, so plan accordingly, as scores must report officially before anyone may be admitted.
    • The passing standard for Program Admission assessments is 250.
    • Visit the GACE website addressing the testing accommodations.
    • Test Preparation Resources
      Preparation guides for the tests are available on the GACE Preparation Resources website and may be viewed and printed free of charge.
    • Visit the GACE website addressing the testing accommodations.
    • GACE and ETS do not currently offer fee waivers.
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