Using the MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, and GRE to Get Into Graduate School

Admission officers know that it is not possible to compare the applicants’ weighted GPA meaningfully. Trust me, they have done this for a long time and have tried every trick in the book.

The value of the final grades may differ from one university to the other. For example, an A from one university might be equal to a B+ from another university. Besides this, the grading may be different among professors within a single university. All of these things make it more difficult to judge admissions applications

So the admission committees look at the scores of the standardized exams, such as MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, and GRE, to compare the applicants from various universities. If your GPA is low, you should try to do well in these exams.

How to Ace the MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, or GRE

You may be asking yourself, how can I do well on these exams so the admissions committee can overlook my GPA? Well, the first thing you need to do is learn as much as you can about the exam and what it is designed to measure. Make sure that this information comes from reputable sources, such as the website of the actual exam.

Next, set up a study regimen based on the skills and knowledge bases assessed on the exam. Again, you can find this info on the exam creator’s website. The test creator will also have study guides available to help you student for the exams. Also, check if your university has a course or program that prepares students for the exam. If not, ask around to see if there are any student-led programs or groups you can join.

Once you have thoroughly studied the material on the exam, you need to take several practice tests to gauge your level of readiness. This may be something that is provided by your university, so ask your academic advisor. Also, most test creators offer free and paid practice tests for students. The best of these simulate the actual exam and will help you definitively gauge whether or not you are ready for the exam.

Now you are ready to take the actual exam. Good luck. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments section below.

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