Entrance Exams 

Most schools require your scores on at least one standardized test for admission.
ETS has a lot of information about many of the tests and preparation resources.

Types of standardized tests

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General and Subject test - most commonly required by many graduate academic programs
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) - MBA and other management programs
  • Law School Admission Test (LSAT) 
  • Medical Admission Test  (MCAT) 
  • Dental Admission Test  (DAT)
  • Miller Analogies Test (MAT) - accepted by a variety of graduate programs.

Tips for preparing to take entrance tests 

  • Plan and prepare early. For some tests, your scores are good for five years. Take the test when you have a significant amount of time to devote to studying. In addition, you may need to retake the test if you are not satisfied with your scores. 
  • Register early. There are no registration deadlines for some computer-based tests (GRE General and Written Assessment, GMAT), but registration is first-come, first-served. Certain tests such as the MCAT and LSAT are only offered a few times a year.
  • Take a test-preparation course or buy a prep book.