Graduate School Testing
Check with both the graduate school and the program about their entrance tests specific to their application requirements.
- Take the entrance test early so you can retake it if you want to, or need to, improve your scores.
- Your test scores may expire within 1-3 years, be sure to build this in to your application timeline.
- Set aside funds for taking graduate tests, as all graduate entrance exams have different fees.
- Ask the university and program about their requirements if you are unsure about any aspect of their application.
Below are some typical graduate entrance tests:
- GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) – general test for many graduate programs, consisting of the general test portion and the subject portion.
- GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) – used for entrance in to Business and Management Schools and Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) programs.
- LSAT (Law School Admissions Test) – used for entrance in to Law Schools.
- MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test) – used for entrance in to Medical Schools.
- PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test) – used for entrance in to Pharmacy Schools.
- DAT (Dental Admission Test) – used for entrance in to Dental Schools.
- OAT (Optometry Admission Test) – used for entrance in to Optometry Programs.