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  • Exampedia is an online encyclopedia with information on a wide range of tests. Below you can find a complete list of tests 

Dental Admission Test (DAT)    -   (Back to top)

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 Admissions Testing Sites (GMAT) - (Back to top)

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)     -   (Back to top)

To schedule a testing date in Salisbury for the General (only) GRE, Contact: Prometric Testing Center.  The address is:  240 Tilghman Rd. Salisbury, MD 21804.  The national phone number is:  800-473-2255

• 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 about the subject exams.

  • 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' 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.
  • --Free Practice Tests, including GRE

Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)     -    (Back to top)

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.

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Millers Analogy Test (MAT)     -   (Back to top)

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)    (Back to top)

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.

Optometry Admissions Test (OAT)    -   (Back to top)         

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)   -  (Back to top)

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    -   (Back to top)

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.

Veterinary College Admission Test (VCAT)    -   (Back to top)

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