Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
The GRE consists of two types of tests: a General Test and a Subject Test. The General Test is a computer-based test and contains analytical writing, verbal, and quantitative sections, and is required by almost all graduate programs. This test is offered year-round at testing centers around the world (Dartmouth College is a paper-delivered test site).
The Subject Test, an achievement test offered in eight major disciplines may also be required by some graduate programs. The subject areas are Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology. The Subject Test is a paper-based test and may be taken at Dartmouth in April, October and November.
Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
The Graduate Management Admissions Test is required by most business schools. The exam helps graduate programs assess your qualifications for study in business and management. The GMAT consists of analytical writing assessments, a quantitative section, and a verbal section.
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
The Medical College Admission Test is multiple-choice, standardized exam, that is required by most U.S. medical schools. The MCAT is designed to measure skills essential for medical school including problem solving, critical thinking, writing skills, and knowledge of science concepts and principles. Scores are reported in Physical Sciences, Verbal Reasoning, Writing Sample, and Biological Sciences.
Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
The Law School Admission Test is designed to measure skills that are considered essential for success in law school. The LSAT consists of five 35-minute sections of multiple-choice questions, containing reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning questions.
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Last Updated: 8/2/16