Most business schools require admissions tests. Increasing numbers of business schools are accepting the GRE (Graduate Record Examination), as well as the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score of an MBA applicant. Be sure to research each school to view their requirements or preferences with admissions tests.
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 (Lebanon College in Lebanon, NH is nearest to Dartmouth).
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.
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Last Updated: 10/9/13