Many of the professional schools you will be applying to require an aptitude test as part of the application process. Complete information on these tests can be found online. On the MCAT and DAT you can specify whether your health professions advisor has access to your scores (check advisor release in the "schools attended" section on the MCAT or mark it under the advisor block on the OAT & DAT). It does make the advising process easier if your scores can be accessed by the advising office, and it allows us to track how our students are doing as a whole. Rest assured, your scores are kept confidential.
Timing of the test: For most undergraduates who want to begin professional school in the fall following their graduation, they will take the test during the spring/summer after their junior year (you can take it in the spring of your sophomore year if you have the necessary course background). Click here for PDF version of this Aptitude Test information.