What if I don't pass the Praxis?

First of all, don't panic! Many students do not pass Praxis tests on the first attempt - often, this happens because students underestimate the amount of time and effort needed to be successful. If you don't pass a Praxis test, you may retake the specific test you did not pass. Save time and money by preparing well the first time around!

After an unsuccessful Praxis attempt, set up a meeting with your Academic Advisor to discuss what went wrong, strategies for success the next time around, and how it might affect your academic progress. Also, reflect on these questions:

  • Did I utilize all the resources available to me?
  • Did I start preparing far enough in advance?
  • Did I take the test before completing related coursework, or too long after finishing related courses?
  • Was I well-rested on the day of the test?
  • What else might have affected my performance on the test?

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