Exam Prep

Graduate School Entrance Exams

All require a non-refundable fee. Before registering for an exam, confirm which test is needed. 

  • GRE - Graduate Record Examination: The exam used by the majority of graduate school programs. There are two types: the General and the Subject. Check which is required by the program you are applying to. Additionally, some programs do not require it, or make it optional.
  • MAT - Miller Analogies Test: The MAT is also accepted by a variety of programs. While in general there is no comparison between the GRE and the MAT, if you happen to have the option of submitting either test score to your institution of choice, it will be worth considering which test will be more to your advantage.
  • GMAT - Graduate Management Admissions Test: The exam used for admissions to business graduate schools. Some business graduate schools will accept either the GRE or GMAT. Review the program's requirements before deciding which exam to take.
  • LSAT - Law School Admission Test: The exam is administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and happens 4 times per year. It takes between 3 to 4 hours to complete. Most law schools also use the LSAC as the centralized application system.
  • MCAT - Medical College Admission Test: The exam is administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). It lasts 7 and a half hours, so it is recommended you only take it once. On average, the MCAT is given 15 times per year between the months of January and September.
  • DAT - Dental Admission Test: The exam is given to determine entry into dental schools, and can be taken at almost any time of the year. An applicant can take the exam up to 3 times, and further attempts require special permission.
Exam Preparation 

Remember: there are many exam preparation courses, packages, and softwares out there. Always consider your free options before those with a cost!

  • Kaplan Test Prep - Kaplan gives practice tests and test prep resources for most professional and graduate school entrance exams.
  • Mason On-Demand Course (requires payment) - The Mason School of Business offers an online GMAT preparation course for those interested.