What standardized tests are required?

The majority of vet schools require the GRE (Graduate Record Exam), but more and more schools are eliminating standardized tests as a requirement. The GRE can be taken in a computer or paper format at select testing sites and consists of three sections: reading comprehension, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing. 

The ETS usually provides a free GRE practice test for students. Test prep companies like Kaplan, Princeton Review, Barron’s, and Manhattan Prep offer various materials such as practice tests and problems for a cost. Magoosh also offers a free phone app called the Magoosh Vocabulary Builder for students interested in improving their vocab skills for the reading and writing sections. Visit https://www.ets.org/s/cv/gre/institutions/update/ for information on changes in GRE testing in light of COVID-19. Contact ramalik@ if you would like a collection of downloadable GRE resources.

Schools may also accept the MCAT (since some students apply to both med and vet school) while some schools like Purdue are now asking students to take online tests that assess personal characteristics.