Testing & Required Examinations
Many graduate programs require a graduate exam as part of the application process. The application process will have a minimum score that you must make to be eligible for admission.
- Timeline note: Schedule to take any applicable test at least one year prior to when you plan to begin graduate school. This will allow plenty of time for re-taking the test should your scores need improvement.
The following are links to the tests with more information.
- GRE - Graduate Record Exam. The GRE® General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative
reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills that have been acquired
over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study.
- GMAT - The Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) is a standardized assessment—delivered
in English—that helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for
advanced study in business and management. Schools use the test as one predictor of
academic performance in an MBA program or in other graduate management programs.
- LSAT - The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test required for
admission to all ABA-approved law schools, most Canadian law schools, and many non-ABA-approved
law schools. It provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning
skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants.
Other Tests and resources to use:
- MCAT - Medical College Admission Test
- MAT - Millers Analogies Test
- TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language
- The Princeton prepares students for the SAT, ACT, PSAT, GMAT, LSAT, GRE, MCAT, MBE,
USMLE, and a host of other standardized tests.
- Western Kentucky University Continuing Education * Division of Extended Learning and
Outreach Test Prep Online Courses
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