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Exams for Graduate School

Resources and practice exam questions for graduate school entrance exams.

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Before applying for admission to graduate or professional school, you should determine the correct standardized test needed. Be sure to study for and take tests early enough to have scores available before application deadlines.

The Career Center has test preparation booklets for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MAT available for checkout.

Links to common standardized tests

Kaplan
This resource offers test preparation for all kinds of post graduation exams. 
GRE

Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores are used to evaluate your readiness for graduate work. Subject tests in Math, Computers, English Literature or any of the Sciences are also offered and may be required by a graduate program.

GMAT

The  Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced degrees in business and management.

LSAT

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day, standardized test administered 4 times per year at designated testing centers. All American Bar Association-approved, most Canadian, and many other law schools require the LSAT as part of their admission process.

  • K-State pre-law students should consult with the pre-law advisor in the Office of Pre-Law Advising,  Fairchild 215, 785-532-3426, for more information.
  • LSAT prep books are available in the Office of Pre-Law Advising.
DAT

The Dental Admission Test (DAT) is a multiple-choice standardized exam taken by potential dental school students in the United States and Canada (although there is a separate Canadian version with differing sections, both American and Canadian versions are usually interchangeably accepted in both countries' dental schools. 

MAT

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) measures analytic ability through having to solve problems presented in the form of analogies.

MCAT

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a multiple-choice exam assessing problem solving, critical thinking, writing skills, and knowledge of science concepts and principles as pre-requisites to medicine school.

NCLEX-RN

The NCLEX exam, also known as the National Council Licensure Examination, is a standardized exam that each state board of nursing uses to determine whether or not a candidate is prepared for entry-level nursing practice.

OAT – Optometry

The Optometry Admission Test (OAT) is a standardized examination designed to measure general academic ability and comprehension of scientific information. TheOAT is sponsored by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) for applicants seeking admission to an optometry program.

PCAT – Pharmacy

The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is a computer-based standardized test administered to prospective pharmacy school students by Pearson Education, Inc offered in January, July, September and October/November. The test is divided into six sections to be taken in approximately four and a half hours.

TOEFL

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is the most widely accepted English-language test in the world and is administered online or via paper copies.

VCAT – Veterinary

The Veterinary College Admission Test (VCAT) is a Veterinary school admissions examination. Depending on the school, pre-veterinary students usually take the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) or the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) for entrance to schools now.

  • K-State pre-health students should consult with their pre-health advisor in Eisenhower 113, 785-532-6900, for more information.

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