Dental Admissions Test (DAT)
THE DAT IS A MULTI-FACETED EXAM REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO DENTAL SCHOOL.The test includes questions in these areas:
- General chemistry
- Organic chemistry
- Perceptual ability
- Reading comprehension
- Quantitative reasoning
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
THE MEDICAL COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TEST (MCAT) IS REQUIRED FOR MD (ALLOPATHIC) AND DO (OSTEOPATHIC) MEDICAL SCHOOLS.
There are four sections covered:
- Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
- Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
- Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
- Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
Optometry Admission Test (OAT)
THE OAT IS A STANDARDIZED EXAMINATION DESIGNED TO MEASUREGENERAL ACADEMIC ABILITY AND COMPREHENSION OF SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION FOR ADMISSIONTO OPTOMETRY SCHOOL.
Review the OAT Exam Guide for more detailed information on test sections and content.
The exam consists of four tests:
- Survey of the Natural Sciences (Biology, General Chemistry,and Organic Chemistry)
- Reading Comprehension
- Quantitative Reasoning
The OAT is given a scaled score of 200-400, with 300 being the median representingthe 40-52 percentiles. Separate sub-scores are reported for Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Reading comprehension, and Quantitative Reasoning.
Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)
THE PCAT IS A SPECIALIZED TEST THAT HELPS IDENTIFY QUALIFIED APPLICANTS TO PHARMACY COLLEGE.
The test measures general academic ability and scientific knowledge necessary for the commencement of pharmaceutical education. The PCAT is constructed specifically for college of Pharmacy.
What does it look like?
The PCAT consists of 240 multiple-choice items and two Writing topics. Candidatesare given four hours to complete the test (plus administrative time for instructionsand time for a short rest break about halfway through the test).The sections included on the test along with the two writing topics are: Verbal Ability, Biology, Chemistry, Reading Comprehension, and Quantitative Ability.
Each PCAT section receives its own score. Each section is scored on a scale ranging from 200-600, with 600 as the highest and a mean of 400. The writing section is scorednumerically from 0 to 5. One of the writing prompts will be experimental and willnot count toward your score.
Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
THE GRE MEASURES VERBAL REASONING, QUANTITATIVE AND VERBAL REASONING AND ANALYTICAL WRITING SKILLS REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO GRADUATE SCHOOL.
What does it look like?
The sections included on the exam are Analytical Writing, Verbal reasoning, Quantitative reasoning, and Scoring.