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Tests for Graduate School Admissions

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"Graduate School Exam Preparation"

Your programs of interest may require additional tests as part of the application process.  Be aware that you need to allow yourself plenty of time to prepare for the exam so you can do your best.  These exams may take a few hours to complete and might only be offered on specific days of the year.  The exam may have a registration fee.  Programs may require the GRE general exam, GRE subject tests, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, MAT, DAT, PCAT, or OAT.  There may be some form of placement or entrance exam specific to your program of interest too. 

Each program and graduate school should outline clearly which test(s) you are required to take as part of the application process. 

For additional information about graduate admissions testing, please find a resource list below:

You can take graduate admissions tests at Ball State, visit our Testing Center

Here are some question you may want to consider about the testing process.

Questions to ask about your exam preparation: 

  • Do you have time to prepare to take the exam?
  • Have you thought through the exam to reduce any test anxiety?
  • Are you willing and able to re-take the test if necessary?
  • Do you have time in your schedule to take the exam?

Questions to ask about the tests:

  • Is the exam paper-based or computer-based?
  • Are you able to take a practice exam?
  • How are scores reported?
  • When are scores available to you after you take the exam?
  • How much does the test cost?

Questions to ask about the program requirements:

  • Are additional tests required to apply to the program?
  • Are scores sent directly to the program or do you sent them yourself?
  • Are there certain scores the program would like you to achieve?
  • Do any funding opportunities require certain exam scores?