Admissions Tests

Though not complete, this here is a comprehensive list of Admissions Exams.  

DAT, Dental Admissions Test. 

1.  Allied Health Professions Admission Test (AHPAT)
2.  Dental Admission Test (DAT)- (United States)
3.  Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) – (US)
4.  Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
5.  Law School Admission Test (LSAT) – (US and Canada)
6.  Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
7.  Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) – (US and Canada)
8.  Optometry Admission Test (OAT) – Optometry Admission Test
9.  Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)
10.  Veterinary College Admission Test (VCAT) – no longer administered; American veterinary schools now use either the GRE or MCAT
11.  California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST), pre-credentialing test that allows you to substitute teach in California.
12.  Wiesen Test of Mechanical Aptitude (WTMA)

SAT and ACT are both Admissions Exams.  Though they have the word “aptitude” in their name and that is what they imply, these are mostly used for admissions criterion, one of several, to get into college.  Ever heard of International Baccalaureate [IB] Exams?  Neither had I . . . until today [Monday, May 28, 2018]

More strands to separate. 

There is IB, DP [Diploma Program], and of course, our ubiquitous AP [Advanced Placement]. 

Requesting transcripts and certificates.  The International Baccalaureate [IB] provides official transcripts of grades for the Diploma Programme [DP].  It is an official copy of an IB candidate’s results.  Transcripts can be sent directly to an institute of higher education, such as a university.  

UCLA awards college credit for most HL exams with scores of 5 or higher. … Only HL exams are accepted for credit. Scores of 6 or 7 on standard level English exam meets UC Entry Level Writing requirement but no unit credit is grant- ed. IB students can earn a maximum of 30 credits for their scores.

Ever wonder what an HL Exam is?  HL stands for Higher Level and is part of the 

Language B Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL) are language acquisition courses for students with some previous experience of learning the language. While studying the language, students also explore the culture(s) connected with it.