Entrance Exams

More and more, graduate programs are waiving the necessity to take standardized tests, however, not all. Each graduate program will have its specific requirements. Make sure that you check both the institution’s admissions requirements as well as the specific program’s requirements.

Most Common
Standardized Tests

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) 
  • The world’s most widely used admissions test for graduate and professional school 
  • The GRE is a computer-delivered test featuring questions that reflect the kind of thinking you will need to engage in as a graduate student. The test is made up of analytical writing (one section) that measures the ability to articulate complex ideas, provide relevant reasoning, and engage in focused discussion; verbal reasoning (two sections) that measures the ability to analyze and draw conclusions, understand intent, distinguish major from minor points, and understand text; and quantitative reasoning (two sections) that measures the ability to understand, interpret and analyze quantitative information and apply basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis. 
  • Students can register year-round for computerized testing at test-centers of their choice. Disability accommodations are available for those who qualify. 
GRE Subject Tests 

Subject tests are achievement tests measuring knowledge in particular fields of study in the areas of Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology. Practice materials are available at ets.org/gre/subject/prepare

Graduate Management Admission Test(GMAT) 
Law School Admission Test (LSAT) 
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) 
Dental Admission Test (DAT) 
Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)