Graduate Tests


The GMAT® is widely used for admission to MBA programs. The GMAT® is a computer-based exam that covers three basic skill areas: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing. The Next Generation GMAT® was implemented in 2012 with an additional integrated reasoning section and only one writing section.

The GMAT® is offered through the Pearson VUE testing network and is available at the University of Oregon Testing Office.

Find information on registration, test centers, test preparation materials, and test fees here.

Get help applying to MBA programs from the Office of Academic Advising.

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The revised Graduate Record Examinations® (rGRE®) General Test is a computer-based test that measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills appropriate for graduate level study.

The University of Oregon Testing Office is an official ETS computer-based testing site and offers the rGRE General Test on a continuous date basis. The rGRE® General Test costs $195.00.

Find information on registration, test fees, and test preparation materials for the rGRE general exam and the subject exams here. Accommodations are available for people with disabilities. Learn more here.

Make appointments online or by calling Prometric Services at 1-800-473-2255.

rGRE® General Test Overview

The rGRE® General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills that are not related to any specific field of study.

Verbal Reasoning

  • analyze and draw conclusions from discourse
  • reason from incomplete data
  • identify author's assumptions or perspective
  • understand multiple levels of meaning (literal, figurative, author's intent)
  • select important points
  • summarize text
  • understand the structure of a text
  • understand the meanings of words, sentences, and entire texts
  • understand relationships among words and among concepts

Quantitative Reasoning

  • understand quantitative information
  • interpret and analyze quantitative information
  • solve problems using mathematical models
  • apply basic mathematical skills and elementary mathematical concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics

Analytical Writing

  • articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively
  • support ideas with relevant reasons and examples
  • examine claims and accompanying evidence
  • sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion
  • control the elements of standard written English

GRE® Subject Tests Overview

The GRE® Subject Tests gauge undergraduate achievement in six specific fields of study. Each Subject Test is intended for students who have majored in or have an extensive background in that specific area.

Who Takes Them and Why?

Prospective graduate applicants take the Subject Tests. GRE test scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement undergraduate records and other qualifications for graduate study.

The scores provide common measures for comparing the qualifications of applicants and aid in the evaluation of grades and recommendations. Some Subject Tests yield subscores that can indicate the strengths and weaknesses of individual students' preparation and may be useful for guidance and placement purposes.

Where Do People Take Them?

The Subject Tests are given at paper-based test centers worldwide three times a year in September, October, and April. Any accredited graduate, business or professional school, or any department or division within a school, may require or recommend that its applicants take the General Test, a Subject Test, or both. An institution seeking accreditation can receive test takers' scores if approved by the GRE Board.


The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is intended to measure students' ability to recognize relationships between ideas, fluency in the English language, and general knowledge of the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences. It is a high-level test of analytical ability that requires the solution of problems stated as analogies, A:B :: C:D. This test is used for admission to certain graduate schools.

The MAT consists of partial analogies that must be completed in 60 minutes. It is available in a computer-based format containing 120 items and will provide the test taker with an unofficial score report at the end of the test session.

There is no foreign-language edition of the MAT. The use of dictionaries or any other reference aids is not permitted when taking the MAT.

The MAT is offered at the University of Oregon Testing Office by appointment. The fee for the MAT is $80.00.

Find more information and practice materials here.

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The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess the examinee's problem solving, critical thinking, writing skills, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. Scores are reported in verbal reasoning, physical sciences, writing sample, and biological sciences.

Medical colleges consider MCAT scores as part of their admission process. Almost all US medical schools require applicants to submit MCAT scores. Many schools do not accept MCAT scores that are more than three years old.

The University of Oregon Testing Office is not able to administer the MCAT.

The MCAT is an exclusively computer-based test as of 2006. The MCAT is offered on specific test dates, beginning in January and ending by mid-September. Information on test dates, preparation materials, registration, and test fees for the MCAT is available from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

For those who require accommodations for testing, please see MCAT Exam with Accommodations.

Obtain information regarding applying to medical school by contacting the Health Professions Program advisors in the Teaching and Learning Center, 68 PLC, 541-346-3226. 

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