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TAKING THE TEST

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.


TYPES OF TESTS

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 

TEST RESOURCES

PRACTICE TESTS

ADDITIONAL PRACTICE RESOURCES

  • 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.