Required Tests for International Students

1. SAT: Scholastic Aptitude Test

An examination administered by the Educational Testing Service and used to predict the facility with which an individual will progress in learning college-level academic subjects.

2. GRE: Graduate Record Examination

The GRE General Test is a required examination for applicants seeking admission to graduate schools in fields other than business, law, and medicine. This is a computerized test which is offered the last 3 weeks of every calendar month year around. The test measures students on verbal skills, quantitative skills (mathematics), critical thinking, and analytical writing skills that they have acquired and honed over a long period of time during their formative years of academic studies but not related to any specific field of study.

3. GRE Subject Tests

The GRE Subject Tests gauge undergraduate achievement in the eight disciplines listed below. Each Subject Test is intended for students who have majored in or have extensive background in that specific area. Prospective graduate applicants take the Subject Tests. GRE test scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement undergraduate records and other qualifications for graduate study. Any accredited graduate or professional school, or any department or division within a school, may require or recommend that its applicants take the General Test, a Subject Test, or both.

The Seven Disciplines are:
1. Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
2. Biology
3. Chemistry
4. Literature in English
5. Mathematics
6. Physics
7. Psychology

Note: After the April 2013 administration, the GRE Computer Science Test was discontinued.

4. GMAT: General Management Aptitude Test

The GMAT is required for admission to business school. This is a computerized test which is offered the last 3 weeks of every calendar month year around. It tests students on verbal skills, quantitative skills (math) and analytical writing skills. This examination created and administered by the Educational Testing Service on behalf of the Graduate Management Admission Council. Virtually all good-quality business schools in the world require it for their full-time MBA programs.

5. TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language

The TOEFL is required to assess the English proficiency of people who speak English as a non-native language. It is a required exam for those students wishing to begin undergraduate or graduate study in the US. The TOEFL is a computer exam which is given year round. There are 4 sections: listening comprehension, structure, reading comprehension and writing.

Registering for the Required Tests

Registering for the SAT

Read more about the SAT Registration Process.

Registering for GRE General Test

The General Test is offered as a computer-based test in the U.S., Canada, and many other countries. The computer-based General Test is not given every day at all international test centers. Contact the appropriate Regional Registration Center (RRC) to verify test dates.

Paper-based General Test administrations are offered in areas of the world where computer-based testing is not available.

Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are advised to register early to get their preferred test date, and to receive the test preparation material in time to prepare for the test.

Read more about the GRE Registration Process for the computer-delivered and paper-delivered tests.

Registering for GRE Subject Tests

Read more about the GRE Subject Tests Registration Process.