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About Testing for Graduate School

Entrance exams for graduate degree programs vary depending on the type of program you plan to enter. Some tests are general exams that are accepted by a wide variety of graduate school programs, while others are specific to a certain type of graduate or professional school. It is best to check with the graduate school to ascertain which test(s) are required for the program you wish to pursue.  Both the GRE and MAT are general exams for graduate school admission. Take practice exams to understand what type of questions to expect and know the time limits for each section of the exam. 

GRE

The GRE® revised General Test is an admissions test for graduate or business schools. It is administered by the Educational Testing Service. 

MAT

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is also a general graduate admissions test. The MAT consists of 120 partial analogies that are to be completed in 60 minutes.  The test measures your ability to recognize relationships between ideas, your fluency in the English language, and your general knowledge of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences.

Subject Specific Exams

The MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) exam is a standardized test that has been a part of the medical school admissions process for more than 80 years.

The PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test) is a specialized test that helps identify qualified applicants to pharmacy colleges. It measures general academic ability and scientific knowledge necessary for the commencement of pharmaceutical education. The PCAT is constructed specifically for colleges of pharmacy.

The Graduate Management Admission Test is a computer adaptive test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA.

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