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.
  • Kaplanoffers a number of resources: practice tests, quiz banks, practice packs, and test prep courses for a variety of entrance exams.
  • Princeton Reviewoffers test prep courses and a free sample test.
  • Gradsourceoffers articles on planning for grad school and a search tool with more than 1000 schools by name and geographic location.
  • GRE prep bookspublished 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.

Contact:
The Psychological Corporation
1-800-622-3231

AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATIONADA
DENTAL ADMISSION TESTING PROGRAM (DAT)

Computer-administered tests available yearlong.
American Dental Association - Department of Testing Services

Address: 211 E. Chicago Avenue, Suite 600 Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 800-232-1694
Email:datexam@ada.org
Website:www.ada.org/dat.aspx

GRADUATE MANAGEMENT ADMISSION TEST (GMAT)GMAT

Computerized tests available at computer test centers year-round.
Register online, or by phone, mail, or fax.

For additional information including dates and test sites contact:

Address: Pearson VUE Attn: GMAT Program
PO Box 581907, Minneapolis, MN 55458
Phone: 800-717-GMAT (4628) or 952-681-3680
Fax: 952-681-3681
E-mail:GMATCandidateServicesAmerica@pearson.com
Website:www.mba.com

GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION (GRE)GRE

General Test given at computer-based test centers, year-round, six days a week (seven days at some centers). Paper-based General Tests are offered only in areas where a computer-based test center is unavailable.

For additional information contact:

Address: Educational Testing Service-GRE
PO Box 6000, Princeton, NJ 08541
Phone: 866-473-4373, 609-771-7670
Website:www.ets.org/g

LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION TEST (LSAT)LSAT

Saturday, February 3, 2018 (United States, Canada, and the Caribbean)(Spanish LSAT only)
Saturday, February 10, 2018 (United States, Canada, and the Caribbean)(nondisclosed test)
Monday, February 12, 2018 (United States, Canada, and the Caribbean)(Saturday Sabbath Observers only)
Saturday, March 10, 2018(Puerto Rico only)
Monday, June 11, 2018 (United States, Canada, and the Caribbean)
Monday, July 23, 2018 (United States, Canada, and the Caribbean)(nondisclosed test)

Application deadline: approximately 30-40 days prior to test date.

 

Address: Law School Admission Council

662 Penn Street, Newtown, PA 18940 215-968-1001

Website:www.lsac.org

The Multistate Bar Examination
The Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) is administered by participating jurisdictions on the last Wednesday in February and the last Wednesday in July of each year.
www.ncbex.org/multistate-tests/mbe

MILLER ANALOGIES TEST (MAT)

MAT

Visitwww.milleranalogies.comfor list of test centers, test dates, etc., or contact:

Address: Pearson MAT Customer Relations
19500 Bulverde Rd., San Antonio, TX 78259
Phone: 800-622-3231 or210-339-8710
E-mail:MATscoring.services@pearson.com
Fax: 888-211-8276

OPTOMETRY ADMISSION TEST (OAT)ASCO

Test dates may be scheduled any day Monday through Friday.

Address:Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry
211 E. Chicago Ave., Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone:800-232-2159
Email:oatexam@ada.org
Website:www.opted.org

PHARMACY COLLEGE ADMISSION TEST (PCAT)PCAT

Visitwww.pcatweb.infofor test centers, application, test dates, etc., or contact:

Address: Pearson PCAT Customer Relations
19500 Bulverde Rd., San Antonio, TX 78259
Phone: 800-622-3231
Fax: 800-727-0811
E-mail:scoring.services@pearson.com

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)

Contact:
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.

Contact:
The Psychological Corporation
1-800-622-3231

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.

Contact:
Register Online

TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TOEFL)TOEFL
TOEFL iBT

Internet-based Testing (iBT) The new TOEFL test will be delivered via the Internet. Internet-based testing (iBT) allows ETS to capture speech and score responses in a standardized and fair manner. It will also make it possible to greatly expand test center access.

A complete schedule of test dates can be viewed online at www.ets.org/toefl. Tests are given almost every weekend.

Address: TOEFL Services, Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541, USA
Phone: 877-863-3546, 609-771-7100, TTY: 609-771-7714
Fax: 610-290-8972
Website: www.toefl.org


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