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MCAT Test Dates, Locations, and Structure

Before you start your MCAT prep, you should get some basic information about the test.

By Peterson's Staff updated on August 02, 2017

MCAT Test Content and Scoring

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) assesses mastery of basic scientific concepts, problem solving, and critical thinking, as well as general writing skills.

By Peterson's Staff updated on August 01, 2017

Sample MCAT Test Questions

Use these sample MCAT test questions as part of your MCAT prep to help you get ready for the actual test and see where to focus your study time

By Peterson's Staff updated on August 01, 2017

Information about the Computerized MCAT Test

As of January 2007, the MCAT exam completed its transition from a paper-based exam to a computer-based exam. All administrations of the MCAT

By Peterson's Staff updated on August 01, 2017

Sample GMAT Test Questions

Use these sample GMAT test questions to see where to focus your GMAT review and get an idea of what to expect on the actual test

By Peterson's Staff updated on August 01, 2017

Peterson's Practice Tests for the MAT

Taking the Miller Analogies Test as part of your graduate admission process? Be sure to get prepared with an online MAT practice test.

By Peterson's Staff updated on August 01, 2017

Peterson's Practice Tests for the LSAT

If you're taking the LSAT test to get into law school, make sure your LSAT review includes an LSAT practice test to help you determine where to focus your study time.

By Peterson's Staff updated on July 26, 2017

Peterson's Practice Tests for the GMAT

If you're taking the GMAT test, be sure to take a GMAT practice test to help you prepare as part of your GMAT review.

By Peterson's Staff updated on July 26, 2017

Peterson's Practice Tests for the GRE Revised General Test

Taking the GRE test? Focus your study time for the GRE exam and identify strengths and weaknesses by taking a GRE practice test.

By Peterson's Staff updated on July 26, 2017

An Overview of the LSAT Test Structure and Content

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a standardized test required for admission into law schools approved by the American Bar Association.

By Peterson's Staff updated on May 24, 2017

Time for Medical School Requirements and to Go to Medical School

The road to becoming a doctor takes 11 to 16 years (medical school admission requirements, med school, residency…), and you'll be at least thirty before you're ready to start your own practice.

By Peterson's Staff updated on May 24, 2017

What’s the Difference Between Computer Science and Computer Engineering?

Both degrees and jobs in computing are becoming increasingly specialized. For this reason, it is more important than ever to fully research a computing degree program so that you can be certain that the program will provide you with the knowledge and experience that you need for your career.

By Peterson's Staff updated on May 24, 2017

A Guide for Potential Grad Students: Should You Go To Graduate School?

Are you considering going to graduate school? Are you aware of all your options, and what a graduate program involves -- financially, mentally, and emotionally?

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 22, 2017

The GRE Test: What You Need to Know

If you're planning on going to graduate school, you'll probably need to take the GRE test (or the "Graduate Record Exam"). It's the most commonly required admission test for grad school.

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 22, 2017

Sample GRE Test Questions

Use these sample GRE test questions to get an idea of what will be on the GRE exam and see what material you should focus your preparation on

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 22, 2017

Sample LSAT Test Questions

Use these sample LSAT test questions as part of your LSAT prep to see where to focus your study time and help you get ready for what to expect on the actual test.

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 22, 2017

GRE Test: An Overview of GRE Subject Tests

In addition to the general GRE test, some graduate schools or fellowship committees may require you to take additional GRE Subject Tests.

By Peterson's Staff updated on May 11, 2016

Are you ready for an MBA program?

Today’s companies need individuals who can work in teams comprised of people from a broad range of backgrounds and find a path to success by maximizing the strengths of each member.

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 31, 2016

Is the Cost of a Graduate Degree Worth It?

A graduate school degree can improve an individual's skill set, knowledge base, marketability, and earning potential. Over the course of a lifetime, a person with

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 31, 2016

Create a Graduate School Ranking to Find the School That's Right for You

Read through reliable lists of grad school rankings. These are all good resources to help you identify appropriate schools, especially if you're not sure where to start

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 31, 2016

Grad School Timeline: Charting a course to success

Whether you're in college or a working professional, finding the right grad program takes planning and a good grad school timeline!

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 31, 2016

The Graduate School Decision: Academics

Expect late nights and loads of reading. In fact, expect a lot more work than you ever dreamed of as an undergrad.

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 31, 2016

The Graduate School Decision: Going Back

If you’ve been out in the real world and working for a few years, returning to graduate school for a degree may involve overcoming some issues that you likely never had to deal with as an undergrad.

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 31, 2016

Master's or Ph.D.: Graduate Degree Options

The two main types of graduate degrees offered are the master's degree and the doctoral degree.  Students pursuing doctoral degrees complete their master's degrees first and then move on to their doctoral level work.

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 31, 2016

The Graduate School Decision: Basic Considerations

To go or not to go, that is the question. Graduate school sounds like a great option for… what exactly?

By Peterson's Staff updated on March 31, 2016

The test prep you need to score high on the GMAT

If you're taking the GMAT test, be sure that your GMAT review includes practice tests and key tips and strategies from a GMAT prep book.

By Peterson's Staff updated on February 09, 2016

Resources for Allied Health Professions Students

Find out about associations in health professions in this article, including associations for nurses, pharmacists, and physician assistants.

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 18, 2015

Jobs in the Allied Health Professions

Some 5 million allied health professionals serve in fields that encompass more than thirty specialty areas. Find out more in this article.

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 18, 2015

What to Look for When Considering M.P.A. Programs

An M.P.A. helps you learn an interdisciplinary approach that will help you to lead, implement policy, solve problems, and improve efficiency in organizations, institutions, and different levels of government. Find out more in this article.

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 18, 2015

Graduate Loans: Repayment Benefits of a Federal Perkins Loan

With a Perkins loan, you may be able to avoid paying back any money for graduate school. Find out more here.

By Peterson's Staff updated on November 18, 2015
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