Admission Tests

Overview

While not all institutions use scores from standardized tests as part of the admission process, many do. The particular test required depends on the graduate school or professional program for which you are seeking admission. Check with schools of interest to learn which test(s) are required.

Familiarizing yourself with how the test is structured will help you prepare. Some students find it helpful to take a review course, but many find that using free and low-cost resources available online and prep books avilable for purchase are sufficient.

Listed below are some of the most widely used tests by universities and professional schools.

GRE Graduate Record Exam
www.gre.org
LSAT Law School Admission Test
www.lsac.org
GMAT Graduate Management Admission Test
www.gmac.com
MCAT Medical College Admission Test
https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/taking-mcat-exam/
MAT Miller Analogies Test
www.pearsonassessments.com/postsecondaryeducation/graduate_admissions/mat.html
OAT Optometry Assessment Test
www.ada.org/en/oat
DCAT Dental College Admission Test
www.ada.org/en/education-careers/dental-admission-test
PCAT Pharmacy College Admission Test
www.pcatweb.info
TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language
www.ets.org/toefl

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