Grad School

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Making your grad school application stand out

In addition to your undergraduate GPA, the scores you achieve on entrance exams are the most important factors influencing admission into your preferred graduate program.

Whether seeking a Master’s degree or a Ph.D., grad competition schools continues to increase. Nearly three million students enrolled in graduate school this year and that number is expected to rise. At some schools, acceptance rates are in the single digit percentages. At some schools, as few as 2% of applicants are invited to enroll.

With admission into the program of your choice more difficult, you want to avoid any missteps in your application. One place to shore up your chances: test scores.

Whether taking the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT, there are proven methods to preparing for grad school entrance exams that can improve outcomes.

CapEd’s approach helps directly address your confidence, organization, and knowledge before heading to the test center. We will sit with you in 1-on-1 or group sessions to tackle question types, subject specific skill sets,, and test taking techniques that have led to success over our decades of helping students like you.

Knowing the tests:

GRE: Graduate Record Exam
  • Purpose: Most non-professional graduate school admissions, though Business and Law schools are beginning to accept
  • Three Sections: Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Writing
  • Scoring: 130-170 for the two Reasoning sections and 0-6 for the Writing section
  • Register for the GRE here
GMAT: Graduate Management Admissions Test
  • Purpose: Graduate Business Schools
  • Four Sections: Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing
  • Scoring: 200-800
  • Register for the GMAT here
LSAT: Law School Admissions Test
  • Purpose: Law School
  • Four sections: two Logical Reasoning sections, Reading Comprehension and Analytical Reasoning, plus one writing sample
  • Scoring: 120-180
  • Register for the LSAT here
MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test
  • Purpose: Medical School
  • Four sections: Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems; Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems; Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior; Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
  • Scoring: 472-528
  • Register for the MCAT here

U.S. Graduate School Enrollment

2015 Female Enrollment

2026 Projected Female Enrollment

2015 Male Enrollment

2026 Projected Male Enrollment

Source: U.S. National Center for Education Statistics

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