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Entrance examinations

To supplement other evidence of preparation for graduate work, most graduate programs at VCU consider the scores from current (fewer than five years old) standardized tests commonly used and deemed appropriate for a given discipline. Applicants should refer to the individual program screens of this Web site for specific test requirements. Applicants are encouraged to visit individual department and program Web sites and to contact the school/department sponsoring the intended program of study for additional information about specific test score requirements.

Individual exceptions to this requirement may be considered for students with previous graduate degrees and for students entering graduate study through the Guaranteed Admission Programs of the Honors College.

Common examinations used at VCU are the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), and the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). These examinations will not replace other records of achievement as a basis for admission to the Graduate School, but will offer additional evidence concerning the qualifications of students wishing to undertake graduate work.

Revised 4/8/2014
University Graduate Council


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