Admission and Matriculation in the QUEST program

Freshmen entering the QUEST Program are required to have a high school GPA of 3.0 or greater and a minimum of 1080 on the SAT (combined verbal and math). Sophomores and juniors requesting admission to the QUEST Program must have a college/university CGPA of 3.0 or greater.

Students entering the QUEST program are not formally matriculated into QUEST until they have 60 credits and met the following requirements:

  • 60 earned credits
  • CGPA 3.0 or greater
  • Pass the new Praxis CORE Battery which consists of 3 tests in basic skills as follows:
    Code Number    Minimum Passing Score
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics            5732                 150
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading            5712                 156
Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing            5722                 162

Students are required to take the CORE Battery by the end of their sophomore year to continue in the QUEST program. Juniors seeking admission to QUEST must take the CORE Battery their first semester in the program. Students must pass all three exams to become matriculated. Students who do not pass all three exams may be restricted in taking education courses.

Students may be exempted from the CORE Battery if they meet one of the following alternatives:

  • SAT: 1660 combined score (critical reading, math, & writing)
  • ACT: 23

Students will be advised when to take their Content Knowledge Praxis II exams. Students will be advised as to the current required exam(s) for the certification sought. The Praxis II exam is needed to obtain New Jersey State certification.

Information about the CORE Battery including study guides and registration can be accessed at


Note: If you are taking all three Core tests on the same date, please register for the 5751 – Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test