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Standardized Testing Information

Standardized tests are frequently required before admission to a graduate program. Applications and descriptive booklets for the following tests are available at most Career Services offices:

Dental Admission Test
Department of Testing Services
(800) 232-2162

The Dental Admission Test (DAT) is conducted by the American Dental Association (ADA) and has been in operation on a national basis since 1950. The Dental Admission Test is administered on computer on almost any day of the year. The testing program is designed to measure general academic ability, comprehension of scientific information, and perceptual ability. While all dental schools require examinees to participate in the Dental Admission Testing Program, test results are only one factor considered in evaluating the admission potential of a examinee.

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)  
(800) 717-GMAT (4628)
The Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) is a standardized assessment—delivered in English—that helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. Schools use the test as one predictor of academic performance in an MBA program or in other graduate management programs.

Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)  
(609) 771-7670 
The GRE® General Test measures critical thinking, analytical writing, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. The GRE® Subject Tests gauge undergraduate achievement in eight specific fields of study.

Law School Aptitude Test (LSAT)  
(215) 968-1001 
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test required for admission to all ABA-approved law schools, most Canadian law schools, and many non-ABA-approved law schools. It provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants. The test is administered four times a year at hundreds of locations around the world.

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)  
(202) 828-0690
The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess problem solving, critical thinking, and writing skills in addition to the examinee's knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. 

Miller Analogies Test 

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a high-level mental ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies.  This test has been transitioned to an online format.

View MAT Testing Centers

The NEW Official MAT Practice Test™ is now available online!

Actuarial Exam--Parts I and II  
(847) 706-3500 
Actuarial exams provide certification for prospective actuaries. Some exams may be taken while in college. The exams cover topics such as probability, statistics, calculus, interest theory, economics, and finance.

Foreign Service Exam
The Foreign Service Written Exam (FSWE) is the first step in becoming an Foreign Service Officer. It is offered once a year in cities around the world.

Praxis Series for Teaching  
(800) 772-9476 
The Praxis Series™ Assessments provide tests and other services that states use as part of their teaching licensing certification process. The Praxis I® tests measure basic academic skills; The Praxis II® tests measure general and subject-specific knowledge and teaching skills; and the Praxis III® tests assess classroom performance.

New Jersey Department of Personnel
(609) 292-4144 
All Department of Personnel tests are designed to measure the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of a particular title. The Division of Selection Services looks at how the title is used in the hiring agency and how many candidates are competing to determine the most appropriate test format. Sometimes we use more than one format.