All schools require the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). See the English as a Second Language section for additional information about the TOEFL.
Schools may also require tests of general academic preparation, such as the SAT or ACT, and field-specific tests such as the Achievement Tests.
All of these tests are standardized, multiple choice tests, written in English. If you do not have a high degree of English proficiency, you will not do well on these tests, no matter how strong your academic background.
About once month after the examination, your scores will be sent to the institutions you specified on the application form. It will take an additional two to four weeks for you to receive your copy of the score report, so it is best to not wait to see the scores before sending them to the schools to which you have applied.
For more information about the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, and other standardized exams, please see below.
- ACT produces and administers the ACT Assessment test. For more information, call 1-319-337-1448 or write to American College Test, PO Box 414, Iowa City, IA 52243 USA.
- Educational Testing Service (ETS)
- ETS produces and administers several standardized assessments of educational preparation, including the SAT, Achievement Tests, GMAT, GRE, and TOEFL exams. These sites include tutorials and practice questions. For more information about the TOEFL, visit www.toefl.org, call 1-609-771-7100, fax 1-609-771-7500, write to ETS, PO Box 6155, Princeton, NJ 08541-6155, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about ETS, call 1-609-921-9000, fax 1-609-734-5410, write to ETS, Rosedale Road, Princeton, NJ 08541, or send email to email@example.com.
- Kaplan Online
- Kaplan runs test preparation courses for a variety of admissions tests, including the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, ESL, and TOEFL exams.
- Princeton Review
- Princeton Review runs test preparation courses for a variety of admissions tests, including the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, and TOEFL exams.