Graduate programs usually require at least one admission test, and some require additional subject tests. Allow ample time to prepare for and take the tests needed for admission; include in your planning the time it takes for scores to be sent to the graduate institutions of your choice. Note registration deadlines for each test date and plan to send your registration early; test sites fill up quickly in the fall.
There are several examinations used in graduate school admissions:
Most graduate schools for arts and sciences require the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) General Test. The General Test contains verbal, quantitative, and writing sections. The general test is available only at a designated testing facility and must be taken on a computer.
The Subject Test measures knowledge of a particular subject area and are only required for admission to specific graduate programs. Refer to each individual program to determine whether or not you need to take a subject test. Subject Tests are paper and pencil.
GRE Registration deadlines can be at least six weeks in advance.
Click here for the general ETS GRE web site
Click here for more specific information on testing locations closer to Middlebury and to register online.
Kaplan practice GRE Test Website
Additionally, students can access a free digital Kaplan Study companion for the GRE (as well as other tests, if interested). It's a great tool for students to use while studying for the test.
Or for additional GRE test prep resources check out:
Other Graduate School Tests
Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
Some graduate schools will accept the MAT in lieu of the GRE. The MAT uses verbal analogies to test reasoning ability.
Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
The GMAT is required for most students seeking an MBA degree. The four-hour test measures general verbal and mathematical skills, and is similar to the SAT. It does not test specific knowledge in a particular subject area.
GMAT practice questions and study tip sites:
The TOEFL iBT test measures an international student’s ability to use and understand English at the university level.
For information on Law School Admission Test/Law School Data Assembly Service (LSAT/LSDAS) visit our law school page.