Admissions Tests

Most graduate schools require an applicant to complete an entrance exam(s). Programs vary so be sure to check with your desired graduate program for its specific requirements.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (www.gre.org) The GRE General Test is a computer-based test that measures your verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and analytical writing skills. Click here for specifics about the test.

PLEASE BE ADVISED that you must make an appointment to take the GRE and you must make payment with a credit card at the time you register. Click here for information about how to register to take the GRE General Test. A list of computer-based testing centers can be found here.

The GRE Subject Tests are paper and pencil tests designed to measure your knowledge of one of seven specific areas including: biochemistry, cell, and molecular biology; biology; chemistry; literature in English; mathematics; physics; and psychology. Note: The last administration of the GRE Computer Science Test was in April 2013. The test was discontinued after the April 2013 administration; however, scores will continue to be reportable for five years.

Click here for information about GRE Subject Tests test centers and dates. Registration information can be found here. PLEASE NOTE: GRE Subject Tests are offered twice a year at Lafayette. Check the Career Services Semester Calendar for dates. Registration bulletins and review materials are available in the Career Services library.

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) (www.mba.com)
The GMAT is a computer-based test that consists of four main sections—Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative, and Verbal. Click here for specifics about the test.

PLEASE BE ADVISED that you must make an appointment to take the GMAT and you must make payment with a credit card at the time you register. Click here for information about how to register to take the GMAT. Search for a computer-based testing center near you.

Law School Admission Test (LSAT) (www.lsac.org)
The LSAT is a paper and pencil test that has 4 main sections – Logical Reasoning (also known as Arguments), Analytical Reasoning (also known as Games), Reading Comprehension, and an essay. Click here for specifics about the test.

The LSAT is offered four times per year; twice yearly at Lafayette. Check the Career Services Semester Calendar for the on-campus test dates. Click here for more information about test dates and deadlines. More information about test centers and locations can be found here.

For more information about applying to law school and the LSAT, see the Lafayette College Legal Professions Program website.

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) (www.aamc.org)
The MCAT is a paper and pencil standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. Scores are reported in Physical Sciences, Verbal Reasoning, and Biological Sciences. Click here for specifics about the test.

Information about registering to take the MCAT can be found here. It is strongly recommended that you take the MCATs in the spring of your junior year, unless you intend to defer your application until the following year.

For more information on the MCAT, contact the Lafayette College Health Professions Advisory Committee.

Admissions Test Preparation Resources

Below is a list of some test prep options. Career Services does not endorse one program over another. Carefully consider your learning style and time commitment before deciding what type of test prep is best for you.

Kaplan
GMAT, DAT, General GRE, MAT, LSAT, OAT, MCAT, and Subject GRE test prep resources.
Access information about free Kaplan events and practice tests here.

PowerScore
LSAT, GMAT, GRE test prep courses available as well as a selection of LSAT and other preparation books.

ExamFocus.com
Offers practice tests for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, among others.  These practice tests cover all the test sections in each of these tests.  Your performance is timed and scored as well.  Use this resource to learn more about the test, including the test structure and other prep resources.

Princeton Review
Courses and test prep resources for GMAT, LSAT, GRE, MCAT, DAT, OAT, TOEFL tests.

Testmasters
Courses available for LSAT, GRE, and GMAT prep.
A selection of test preparation resource guides are also available in the Career Services library.

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