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PUG Exam Resources

Announcements: Effective Fall 2019 the PUG will no longer be used as an option for admission to any degree program in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Basic Facts about the PUG
The PUG test

  • Is 50 questions long, divided into portions on grammar, usage, and punctuation;
  • Gives students 60 minutes to finish;
  • Is a computer-based exam;
  • Allows only scratch paper provided by the Testing Center.

*Change in Admission Policy to the School of Health Administration Effective Now for Students Taking the PUG for the Fall of 2017 Class.

There is no limit to the number of times students can take the PUG in order to pass it.

*A score of 70 or more is considered a passing score.

The PUG test is offered at the Texas State Testing, Research-Support and Evaluation Center (TREC)
(512) 245-2276.

SLAC recommends that you prepare for the test by using in-house tutoring, online tutoring, handouts, and the link to the ACT (focus on questions related to the puncuation, usage and grammar). For additional help, link to the Texas State Writing Center

The following are SLAC's online resources for the PUG Exam.

PUG Handouts
PUG Review
ACT Links
Send us your PUG questions
Writing Center PUG Sample Test and Explanations