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Log onto LearningExpressLibrary to gain entrance to test preparation for GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT & PRAXIS. This provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help you succeed on the test. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Call Career Services for a username and password that you can use. 410-543-6075.

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Dental Admission Test (DAT)

The exam measures general academic aptitude, comprehension of scientific information, and perceptual ability. The test is offered exclusively on computer and consists of a battery of four distinct tests: Survey of Natural Sciences, Perceptual Ability, Reading Comprehension, and Quantitative Reasoning.

Graduate Management/Business Admissions Testing Sites (GMAT)

The Graduate Management Admission Test is designed to help business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. It measures basic verbal, quantitative, and writing skills and is available year-round at test centers worldwide. Of the several thousand graduate management programs worldwide, nearly 1,700 use the GMAT and more than 1,000 require it.

*If more time is needed for testing with the GMAT call 1-888-396-6273

Graduate Record Exam Testing Sites (GRE)

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE*) General Test is designed to provide graduate schools with common measures for comparing the qualifications of applicants. The exam measures verbal, quantitative, and analytical reasoning skills that have been developed over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. To schedule a testing date in Salisbury for the General (only) GRE, Contact: Sylvan Learning Center, 240 Tilgman Road, 410-341-4100. You will need a credit card to do this over the phone. Check and cash must be in person. Call at least one week ahead to get the times you want. Some graduate schools also require the subject exam. The GRE Subject Testing is only given in paper and pencil format. Go to GRE's website for further information and registration dates. Scoring: In theory, any score above 550 for verbal and 700 for Quantitative can be considered acceptable.

  • SU students/alums: Log onto LearningExpressLibrary to gain entrance to test preparation for GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT & PRAXIS. This provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help you succeed on the test. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Call Career Services for a username and password that you can use. 410-543-6075.
  • GRE Fact Sheet-Hints from the SU Career Center.
  • GRE Prep Course: For the first time in the Fall of 2008 the Princeton Review held a prep review course here on the campus of SU. UMBC often offers prep courses, this tends to be the closet site to SU. For information call: 443-543-5400 or check out the web site.
  • GRE-Graduate Record Examine-Official Education Testing Services (ETS) site for all areas of GRE, including registration, test explanation and preparation.
  • Kaplan GRE Information-Inclusive site for GRE test explanation and preparation.
  • MyGRETutor-Free GRE practice tests, tutorials, hundreds of practice questions, and a vocabulary tutor, all at no cost.
  • Peterson's.com-Take some GRE practice tests.
  • Princeton Review-Princeton Review is now offering a review course in Salisbury.
  • Study Guide Zone-This site is a treasure trove of free resources for anyone else who wants to improve his or her score on a standardized test.
  • Testpreview.com --Free Practice Tests, including GRE

Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)

The LSAT is a half-day standardized test required for admission to all 198 law schools that are members of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). 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 worldwide.

  • SU students/alums: Log onto LearningExpressLibrary to gain entrance to test preparation for GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT & PRAXIS. This provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help you succeed on the test. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Call Career Services for a username and password that you can use. 410-543-6075.
  • Law School Admissions Council - The LSAT full menu

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Millers Analogy Test (MAT)

The MAT is a high-level analytic ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies. Most of the analogies on the MAT are verbal analogies, and a few are quantitative. The test consists of 100 partial analogies to be completed in 50 minutes. The MAT is intended to assess ability to recognize relationships between ideas, fluency in the English language, and general knowledge of literature, philosophy, history, science, mathematics, and arts.

Medical School Testing Sites (MCAT)

The (MCAT is the entrance exam required by the great majority of medical schools in the United States and Canada. Designed by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the exam is administered twice a year, in April and August. It is a full day exam composed of four sections, Verbal Reasoning, Physical Sciences, Writing Sample, and Biological Sciences.

  • SU students/alums: Log onto LearningExpressLibrary to gain entrance to test preparation for GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT & PRAXIS. This provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help you succeed on the test. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Call Career Services for a username and password that you can use. 410-543-6075.
  • Kaplan-Lists info on MCAT registration, practice, test dates, etc.
  • Princeton Review MCAT Test Prep - Lot of detailed information.
  • MCATPrep.net
  • The MCAT Professor - Professional editors and MCAT tutors who have identified the key concepts necessary to do YOUR best on the exam.

Optometry Admissions Test (OAT)

Just like the LSAT, MCAT and other professional-school admission tests, the OAT attempts to weed out those who, most likely, can not withstand the rigors of graduate coursework. It evaluates general academic ability and scientific knowledge. The OAT is offered twice, usually in Feb. and October.

Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)

The PCAT is a specialized test that helps identify qualified applicants to pharmacy college by measuring general and scientific knowledge necessary for the commencement of pharmaceutical education.

Teacher Certification Testing Sites

All candidates applying for an initial teacher certificate, except those meeting requirement #2 on the Maryland Certification Information web page, are required to present qualifying scores on the Praxis I Academic Skills Assessments and the appropriate Praxis II Subject and Pedagogy Assessment, where required.

  • SU students/alums: Log onto LearningExpressLibrary to gain entrance to test preparation for GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT & PRAXIS. This provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help you succeed on the test. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Call Career Services for a username and password that you can use. 410-543-6075.
  • Education Testing Services - Very good site with information on Praxis Series. Registration, test dates, test explanations, etc.
  • Maryland Teacher Certification and Testing Requirements - Excellent explanation concerning Praxis testing for teaching certification in MD.

Veterinary College Admission Test (VCAT)

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