One criterion for admissions that most universities use is the scores from standardized examinations. The type of exam required depends on the university and the program to which you are applying. These exams are designed to test your reasoning and critical thinking skills to assess if you possess the kinds of cognitive skills that are necessary for graduate school success. Most of these exams include verbal, quantitative, and writing sections; some assess content from other areas such as biology or chemistry (MCAT). The Office of Leadership Development offers assistance to students preparing to take these exams. We offer free test prep materials, overview seminars, and intensive courses designed to help you to prepare for the exams.

The admissions exams that you may be asked to take depending on your discipline include:
Visit the Discussion Forums on the Student Leadership Forum to get more details about graduate school admissions exams and relevant preparation information and materials.