Are you thinking about applying to graduate or professional school?
If so you will likely need to take an entrance exam as part of the application process. Below are things you should know about preparing for and taking an entrance exam.
Not everyone needs a commercial test prep course.
Many Vassar students prepare for exams on their own using resources available through the test administrators or purchasing study guides available at most book stores. Visit the sites below to learn more about free and lower cost options.
GRE Prep You should also be aware that the general test is changing, you can learn more about this and several free resources for preparing for the test on the official GRE site.
GMAT Prep includes two free full-length practice exams as well as review sections for each type of question asked on the exam.
FEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS help pay for exams and applications
The AAMC Fee Assistance Program (FAP) assists MCAT® examinees and AMCAS applicants who, without financial assistance, would be unable to take the MCAT or apply to medical schools that use the AMCAS application.
ADEA AADSAS Fee Assistance Program (FAP) was created to reduce the cost of applying to dental school for students who demonstrate extreme financial need.
The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) established the fee waiver program in 1968 to assure that no person is denied access to law school because of the absolute inability to pay for the LSAT and other essential applicant services.
ETS offers a limited number of GRE® Fee Reduction Certificates on a first-come, first-served basis that are available for college seniors and unenrolled college graduates who meet eligibility requirements.
If you find that you would like to enroll in a test prep course, here are some things you should know...
Did you know that you can apply for financial aid through the test prep companies?
That’s right, Kaplan and Princeton Review have financial aid available to support students who demonstrate financial need.
Kaplan offers up to 60% tuition assistance. Click here to apply or contact Heidi Schwalbach at email@example.com for more information. Applications are due prior to the beginning of a course.
Princeton Review scholarships are good for 10%, 20% or 50% of the course cost after course discounts. The amount is based on financial need, essays and grades. For more information on how to apply email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due 14 days prior to the course start.
Helpful Resources to help you plan for applying to and financing medical school:
American Academy of Physicians Debt Management Guide