Wilkes University

Graduate School

What You Need To Know

Consulting with academic advisors and mentors in your field, and call on us for assistance and information. The graduate school admissions process requires adequate time and commitment to choose potential schools and complete application materials and personal statements.

Career Services offers a variety of informational resources and feedback on your curriculum vitae (CV), and personal statement drafts. We can practice interviewing during our mock graduate school interviews. Call us for an appointment to complete one. You can practice a graduate school interview and you can email your video to Career Services and to any individual for their comments. You will need a computer with a web cam to do so. Contact careers@wilkes.edu for an appointment to use ours, if needed.

Peterson's Guide for Graduate & Professional Schools

This five-volume set lists and describes graduate programs for all areas of study and gives information on each school's acceptance rates, costs, assistantships, faculty research, and class composition. General graduate school information, according to program and location, is available on Peterson's website.

Test Preparation Resources

  • ETS offers free tools, and books and software for purchase to help you prepare for the GRE.
  • Kaplan offers a number of resources: practice tests, quiz banks, practice packs, and test prep courses for a variety of entrance exams.
  • Princeton Review offers test prep courses and a free sample test.
  • Gradsource offers articles on planning for grad school and a search tool with more than 1000 schools by name and geographic location.
  • GRE prep books published by Princeton Review are available to purchase.
  • Varsity Tutors lets you test your knowledge, improve your scores and leverage their free testing system.

Graduate & Professional School National Test Dates

The AHPAT is often necessary for studying such diverse fields as art therapy, chiropractic, physical therapy, social work and speech pathology, among others. Check with the institutions to which you plan to apply for specific guidelines and requirements.

The Psychological Corporation

The Dental Admission Test is required for all candidates applying to dental schools. Computer testing only.

1-800-621-8099 | www.ada.org/en

The GMAT is required for candidates who wish to apply to graduate schools of business (MBA) programs.
Computer testing only.

GMAT Programs and Services
PO Box 6103
Princeton, NJ 08541-6600
gmat@ets.org| 800-462-8669 | 609-771-7330 | www.gmac.com/gmac

Required by many institutions for admission to Master's or PhD programs.

Paper-based testing available at the University of Scranton and King's College. Computer-based testing is also still available.

GRE Bulletin available on the GRE website.

GRE Programs and Services
PO Box 6000
Princeton, NJ 08541-6000
gre-info@ets.org | 609-771-7670 | www.ets.org/gre

The LSAT is required for candidates who wish to apply to American Bar Association (ABA) approved law schools.

Produced by the Law School Admission Council and the American Bar Association.

215-968-1001 | www.lsac.org

The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a high-level, analytic ability test that requires the solution of problems stated as analogies. The MAT consists of 120 partial analogies that are to be completed in 60 minutes.

The MAT is intended to measure your ability to recognize relationships between ideas, your fluency in the English language, and your general knowledge of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences. There is no foreign-language edition of the MAT. You are not permitted to use a dictionary or any other reference aid when taking the MAT.

The Psychological Corporation
1-800-622-3231 | www.aamc.org


The OAT is sponsored by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) for applicants seeking admission to an optometry program. All schools and colleges of optometry in the United States, and the University of Waterloo, Canada require the OAT.


It measures general academic ability and scientific knowledge necessary for the commencement of pharmaceutical education. The PCAT is constructed specifically for colleges of pharmacy.

The Psychological Corporation
1-800-622-3231 Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers (PRAXIS) The Praxis Series is a standardized exam, given in several different forms, to provide measures of academic achievement for students entering or completing college or provisional teacher preparation programs.

PRAXIS Programs and Services
PO Box 6051
Princeton, NJ 08541-6051
praxis@ets.org | 609-771-7395

Visit www.ets.org/praxis for information on registration, test preparation, scores and more.

The School Leadership Series The School Leaders Licensure Assessment and the School Superintendent Assessment are a set of performance-based assessments for the licensure and professional development of school superintendents, principals, and other school leaders.

Everything you need to register for:

  • School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA)
  • School Superintendent Assessment (SSA)

609-771-7395 | www.ets.org

Veterinary Admission Tests (VCAT) Students interested in attending veterinary school should check with their prospective institutions for test requirements. The VCAT is not always a prerequisite. Some schools prefer the GRE or MCAT.

The Psychological Corporation

The Foreign Service Written Exam is the first step toward a career in diplomacy. The exam measures a candidate's knowledge and understanding of a range of subjects determined by a job analysis to be important to perform the tasks required of a Foreign Service officer.

Register Online

If English is not your native language, some graduate schools may ask you to submit scores for the TOEFL. It evaluates English proficiency and is often required by colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and those that instruct in English.

Download a bulletin, register for a test, or practice your skills on the TOEFL website.
Paper-based administrations of the TOEFL test will be offered in areas where computer-based testing is not available.

TOEFL Order Services
Educational Testing Service
PO Box 6161
Princeton, NJ 08541-6161
609-771-7243 | fax 609-771-7385 | OS-Internet@ets.org