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Graduate School Exams and Test Prep

Describes resources in the library and on campus to help prepare students for entrance, placement, qualifying, certification, and license exams.

Contacts for more help:

Jason Coleman
K-State Libraries   
Valentina Burton
Testing Programs and Services

Common Exam Abbreviations

CBT: Computer Based Test
DAT: Dental Admission Test
ETS: Educational Testing Service
: Graduate Management Admission Test 

GRE: Graduate Record Exam
LSAT: Law School Admission Test
MAT: Miller Analysis Test
MCAT: Medical College Admission Test
OAT: Optomety Admission Test
PCAT: Pharmacy College Admission Test
PLT: Principles of Learning and Teaching
PPST: Pre-Professional Skills Test
SAT: Scholastic Aptitude Test
TEAS: Test of Essential Academic Skills
TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language
VETs: Veterinary Entrance Tests 

Exams for Certification or Licensure

Online resources for professional exams are more reliable than outdated books you may find in libraries. 

However, the library has information about exams used by the profession, the public, or exam takers.

Talk with your academic advisors and professors about what exams you may need to take for professional certification or licensure. 


Sample professions and exams

Sample professions and exams:

Legal:  Multistate Bar Examination (MBE); Multistate Essay Examination (MEE); Multistate Performance Test (MPT)  

Financial: Certified Public Accountant Exam (CPA); National Mortgage Loan Originator Exam

Medicine & Health: United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE®);  National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE); National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE)

Engineering: Fundamentals of Engineering exam (FE);  Principles and Practice of Engineering exam (PE)   

Architecture: Architect Registration Examination® (ARE)