Admission Tests for Studying Abroad

Admission Tests:

What is an admissions test?
An admissions test is a standard test used to evaluate an applicant's potential academic success.

Why is an admissions test important?
Many colleges and universities require admission test scores for the admission process.
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  • Identify which test you need to take from the colleges you are applying to.
  • If your native language is not English and you are planning to study in a North American college or university, you may be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Most colleges require either the SAT or ACT for undergraduate study. Graduate students may have to take the GRE or GMAT.
  • Contact the various test administrators and request registration material.
  • Below you will find links to the administrators of TOEFL, GMAT, SAT, ACT. Please note that the registration process for applicants outside the USA may take several weeks.
  • Fill out the applications and mail with the appropriate fee to the test center.
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541 USA
Telephone: (609) 771-7100
The TOEFL test is given at specified locations in 180 countries around the world. To register for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®), and Test of Written English (TWE®), you must obtain a copy of the Information Bulletin for your country or area. You cannot register at the test center or by personal letter, telephone, fax, cable, or e-mail. You must complete the registration form in the Bulletin and mail it to the appropriate registration office. Be sure to register early because some test centers fill up very quickly.
Educational Testing Service
Rosedale Road
Princeton, NJ 08541
Telephone: (609) 921-9000
Fax: (609) 734-5410
The College Board SAT Program consists of the SAT I: Reasoning Test and SAT II: Subject Tests. The SAT I is a three-hour test, primarily multiple-choice, that measures verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities. The SAT II: Subject Tests are one-hour, mostly multiple-choice, tests in specific subjects. These tests measure knowledge of particular subjects and the ability to apply that knowledge. Many colleges necessitate or suggest one or more of these tests for admission or placement purposes.
P.O. Box 4028
Iowa City, IA 52243-4028 USA
Telephone: (319) 337-1448
The ACT Assessment measures the knowledge, understanding, and skills that you have acquired up to now. Although the sum total of this knowledge cannot easily be changed, your performance in a specific subject matter area can be affected by adequate preparation, especially if it has been some time since you have taken a course in that area.
Distribution and Receiving Center
225 Phillips Blvd.
Ewing, NJ 08628-7435 USA
Telephone: (609) 771-7330
Fax: (609) 883-4349
The Graduate Management Admission Test is available on computer, year-round, at test centers throughout the world. The GMAT measures verbal, mathematical, and writing skills.

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