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Testing Info

Depending on the university you apply to and your field of interest, you will likely need to consider preparing for and taking one or more standardized tests. Typically these tests are completed in your senior year before you begin applying for graduate study, but always be sure to check with the universities you may apply to in order to determine their specific requirements and deadlines.

  • The GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) is often required for admission to graduate programs. The GRE has a general test component, which is most often required for graduate admission, as well as several GRE Subject Tests that focus on a specific field of study.
  • Free GRE preparation materials may be found on the official GRE Web page and also at and  
  • The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) may be appropriate for any individual interested in studying business administration or management.
  • If you are considering law or medical school, you will also want to review information about the LSAT (Law School Admission Test) and MCAT (Medical College Admission Test).
  • The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System), and Duolingo English test are common English proficiency tests.  Often, one of these tests is required for individuals whose native language is not English.
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