Entrance Exams

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The GRE is taken by individuals applying to graduate schools. The GRE general test is offered year-round. The GRE revised General Test measures critical thinking, analytical writing, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. The GRE is required for a large variety of master's degree and doctoral degree programs. For registration and information, visit the GRE website.

There are also GRE subject tests for eight academic subjects, which you may or may not need depending on which school and program you are applying to. The GRE subject tests are offered in September, October and April. Please visit the GRE website for specific times, dates and current costs.

For GRE test preparation, The UCCS Graduate School recommends The Princeton Review practice and review material.

The GMAT is taken by individuals applying to graduate schools in business. In some cases, the GRE is all that is required, but the GMAT may be used instead of the GRE or in addition to the GRE for business graduate schools. The UCCS Graduate School recommends The Princeton Review practice and review material for GMAT test preparation.

For more information on the GMAT test, visit their website.

The MAT is taken by individuals applying to particular programs in graduate schools. The MAT is a high-level mental ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies. A candidate information booklet, including a full test description and sample questions, can be downloaded from the MAT website.

The LSAT is taken by individuals applying to law schools. The paper-based LSAT is usually offered through national testing dates in September/October, December, February and June. For current LSAT costs and registration procedures, visit the LSAT website for general information. The UCCS Graduate School recommends The Princeton Review practice and review material for LSAT test preparation.

The MCAT is taken by individuals applying to medical school. For registration, score reporting and general information including test dates, please see the AAMC website. The UCCS Graduate School recommends The Princeton Review practice and review material for MCAT test preparation.

The TOEFL-iBT exam is taken by individuals whose native language is not English and who are applying for admission to colleges and universities in the U.S. Note that TOEFL is used for both undergraduate and graduate admission of international students at UCCS.

TOEFL-iBT is administered on fixed dates of the month, mostly Fridays and Saturdays. For information about the dates, fees and locations, visit the TOEFL website. Registration is available online or by phone: 1-800-GO-TOEFL (1-800-468-6335)

For detailed information on The UCCS Graduate School English policy, please view our English Proficiency Requirements.

 The IELTS is an English exam for international students that is accepted at UCCS. For more information, visit the IELTS website.

For detailed information on The UCCS Graduate School English policy, please view our English Proficiency Requirements.