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Graduate School Tests

Applying to Graduate School?

Are you thinking of applying to graduate or professional school? Most programs require the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Check with the program you are applying to in order to determine if taking the GRE or another exam is required.

Oftentimes, a good score on a standardized test can help compensate for a low GPA. Many schools tend to have minimum score requirements so be sure to check in case you might have to take these tests more than once. There are also great study materials out there for these tests that are often free or available for purchase. LMU often has practice GRE or other tests on campus during the year. Please watch for announcements for times and locations.

Graduate school test links

GRE - Graduate Record Exam: The GRE is often required for graduate programs in the arts and sciences. The general GRE includes both a general test and a subject test.

LSAT - Law School Admission Test: The Law School Asdmission Test (LSAT) is a major part of any application to law school in the United States. This test measures logic, reading comprehension, and analytical skills through a variety of multiple choice sections and a writing section. The Law School Admissions Council recommends taking the test earlier—15 months to a year before law school begins.

GMAT - Graduate Management Admission Test: The GMAT may be required for admission into an MBA or business program. Like these other tests the GMAT measures many different attributes through the traditional multiple choice format as well as a writing sample.

MCAT - Medical College Admission Test: The MCAT tests a wide range of skills, including problem solving, critical thinking, and writing. It also tests the aspiring students' knowledge of science concepts and principles that are prerequisites to the study of medicine. Scores are given in verbal reasoning, physical sciences, a writing sample, and biological sciences. Almost all U.S. medical schools require an MCAT before admission.

Other Graduate Admissions Tests:

  • MAT - Miller Analogies Test: Required for some Psychology programs.
  • OAT - Optometry Assessment Test
  • DCAT - Dental College Admission Test
  • PCAT - Pharmacy College Admission Test
  • TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language: Often required of foreign students to attend school in an English-speaking country.


For more information contact the Office of Career Services.

Office of Career Services
Roger Holtsclaw, MBA
Lincoln Memorial University
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752




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6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752