Health Careers Opportunity Program
Pre-Professional Test Preparation Resources
The Dental Admissions Test (DAT), is standardized, multiple-choice examinations 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 and dentistry. Scores are reported in Verbal Reasoning, Physical Sciences, Writing Sample, and Biological Sciences. Dental colleges consider DAT scores as part of their admission process. Almost all U.S. dental schools require applicants to submit DAT scores. Many schools do not accept DAT scores that are more than three years old.
The Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®), developed and administered by the AAMC, is a standardized, multiple-choice examination created to help medical school admissions offices assess your problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of natural, behavioral, and social science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.
HCOP may provide students with MCAT test preparation assistance for program students.
The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT®) is a specialized test that helps identify qualified applicants to pharmacy colleges. It measures general academic ability and scientific knowledge necessary for the commencement of pharmaceutical education. The PCAT is constructed specifically for colleges of pharmacy.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking and analytical writing skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. The GRE Subject Tests gauge undergraduate achievement in 8 specific fields of study and is often required for admission into a master's degree program.
GRE Fee Reduction Information. Educational Testing Services (ETS) administers the GRE and offers GRE Fee Reduction for test takers with financial need. Complete the forms found on the ETS GRE link above in order to request a reduction in the fee. If approved, your fee may be reduced up to 50 percent.
ETS can take up to two weeks from when your Fee Reduction Form is received to contact you regarding your fee reduction request.
Other useful resources:
- GRE information from Educational Testing Services (ETS)
- GRE Guide by ETS
- Professional Examination Services at Fresno State (location you can take the GRE)
Test Prep Resources:
Other Test Prep Resources:
For more information contact Lilia at the HCOP Fresno State office at (559) 278-4748 for further details.