Entrance Exams

Most professional schools require an entrance exam that tests an applicant's knowledge and skills to assess how prepared that applicant is for starting a specialized health program. The links below provide information about each of these exams. As student prepare for these exams, they are encouraged to meet with our Pre-Health Pathways Advisor to learn more about free study-prep resources available to our students and to set up a study plan.


Dental Admission Test (DAT)

The DAT is required for students applying to dental schools.

About the DAT
Register for the DAT
Prepare for the DAT


Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

The GRE General Test is often required for students applying to physical/occupational therapy, orthotic/prosthetic, veterinary, public health, psychology, and other advanced degree health professions schools or graduate programs. Some schools may also require the completion of specific Subject Tests.

About the GRE General Test
Register for the GRE
Prepare for the GRE


Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

The MCAT is required for all students applying to allopathic (MD) or osteopathic (DO) medical schools and podiatry schools.

About the MCAT
Register for the MCAT
Prepare for the MCAT


Optometry Admission Test (OAT)

The OAT is required for students applying to optometry schools.

About the OAT
Register for the OAT
Prepare for the OAT


Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)

The PCAT is required for students applying to pharmacy schools.

About the PCAT 
Register for the PCAT

Prepare for the PCAT


Physician Assistant College Admission Test (PA-CAT)

The PA-CAT is required for students applying to some physician assistant schools.

About the PA-CAT
Register for the PA-CAT
Prepare for the PA-CAT