GRE and Standardized Tests

If you’re applying for a graduate-level degree, you may be required to submit scores from one or more standardized graduate admissions tests.

These tests aim to ensure applicants are prepared for the rigors of advanced study, in their own country or abroad. Below is information on the most common graduate admissions tests, including study resources and fee waiver information, when applicable.

Test Prep Study Guides:

The Cal State LA Library offers free Test Prep Study Guides.
For the full list and access, click here.

Business School programs worldwide rely on the GMAT exam to find students who will succeed in today's challenging MBA programs. The GMAT is a computerized test administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

GMAT Fee Waiver Request Form: /applyingtogradschools/gmat-fee-waiver

GMAT Study Resources

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for most graduate schools in the United States. The GRE is a computerized test administered by ETS.

Fee Waiver/Reduction Information

  • ETS offers a limited number of exam fee reductions for students with demonstrated need. Visit here to learn more.

GRE Study Resources

The LSAT is an integral part of the law school admission process in the United States, Canada, and a growing number of other countries. It provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants. The LSAT is administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).

Fee Waiver/Reduction Information

  • LSAC established the fee waiver program to assure that no person is denied access to law school because of their inability to pay for the LSAT and other essential applicant services. Only those with extreme need should apply.

LSAT Study Resources

The MCAT® is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess your problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of natural, behavioral, and social science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. The MCAT is administered by the Associate of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Fee Assistance Program

  • The AAMC Fee Assistance Program assists those who, without financial assistance, would be unable to take the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®), apply to medical schools that use the American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®), and more.

MCAT Study Resources