Admissions Test Information

Admissions Test Scores

Professional school admissions required admissions tests for the various programs. All are standardized, time test covering subject-specific topics depending on the medical field.

Dental Aptitude Test

The examinations are comprised exclusively of multiple-choice test items. There are four examinations included in the Dental Aptitude Test (DAT):

  1. Natural Sciences Survey – Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
  2. Perceptual Ability
  3. Reading Comprehension
  4. Quantitative Reasoning

For more information:
Website: http://www.ada.org/dat.aspx
Phone: 800-232-1694

Graduate Record Examination

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test measures verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing skills. The test sections are not related to specific subject areas but analyze a persons’ ability to handle graduate-level work. Physical therapy, physician assistant, and some veterinary programs require the GRE for admissions.

For more information:
Website: http://www.ets.org/gre
Phone: 1-609-771-7670

Medical College Admission Test

The MCAT is designed to assess mastery of the basic skills and concepts that are prerequisite for the successful completion of medical school. The test consists of three multiple-choice sections and one writing sample. The multiple-choice sections address verbal reasoning, physical, and biological sciences. Students should be familiar with topics in Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physics before taking the MCAT. Allopathic and osteopathic medical schools require MCAT scores as part of a complete admissions packet.

For more information:
Website: http://www.aamc.org/students/mcat/start.htm
Phone: (202) 828-0690

Optometry Admission Test

The OAT is a standardized examination designed to measure general academic ability and comprehension of scientific information. The OAT is required by all optometry schools for admission. The OAT consists of four tests:

  1. Survey of Natural Sciences – Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
  2. Reading Comprehension
  3. Physics
  4. Quantitative Reasoning

For more information:
Website: https://www.ada.org/oat/index.html
Phone: 800-232-2159

Pharmacy College Admission Test

The PCAT is a specialized test that helps identify qualified applicants to pharmacy colleges. 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 PCAT consists of multiple choice questions covering Verbal Ability, Biology, Chemistry, Reading comprehension and Quantitative Ability as well as two writing sections.

For more information:
Website: www.pcatweb.info
Phone: 1-800-622-3231