Different programs require different admissions tests, so check the school's admissions site to learn which one you'll need. As you gather research on potential schools, take note of:

  • How long the tests is valid for (for example, the GRE is good for 5 years)
  • The deadline for submitting final scores
  • If the school accepts one test score, your highest score, or a combination of your scores.
  • How long you'll need to study and prepare for the test.


GRE (Graduate Record Exam) 

  • Includes a quantitative, a verbal, and an analytical section. These tests are offered year-round, and computer-based testing is available at test centers worldwide.
  • You can find test preparation resources and can register for the GRE above
  • For more information or help: 1800-GRE-Call

GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) 

  • Offers GMAT test prep and registration.
  • The GMATs are held in October, January, March, and June.

MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test) 

  • Offers information to help you prepare for and take the MCAT.
  • For more information or help: 1-319-337-1357 or email: mcat_reg@act.org
  • The MCATs take place in August and April.

LSAT (Law School Admissions Test) 

  • Helps you prepare and register for the LSAT.
  • For more information or help: 1-215-968-1001
  • The LSATs are offered in June, October, December, and February.

MAT (Miller Analogies Test)

  • An alternative to the GRE and tests your verbal abilities. 
  • For more information or help: 1-800-211-8378 or 1-800-622-3231 




  • The Princeton Review offers free and for purchase study resources for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT.
  • Peterson’s Guide learn more about the different graduate exams.
  • Kaplan Test Prep offers a free practice GMAT or GRE exam for students interested in applying to graduate school in business or other fields.