Other academic tests

 

GED, General Educational Development Testing

The GED Testing Program offers individuals the opportunity to demonstrate that he/she has accumulated knowledge and skills comparable to people who graduated from high schools in the United States. Passing the GED Tests earns a U.S. high school equivalency diploma. Many universities in the United States recognize the high school equivalency diploma. However, it does not ensure an automatic acceptance into a university, and it is not a standardized international high school level diploma.

GED Testing Service

 

LSAT

Law schools in the U.S. and Canada require the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) as one component of an admission file.

The LSAT is designed to measure skills that are considered essential for success in law school: the reading and comprehension of complex texts with accuracy and insight; the organization and management of information and the ability to draw reasonable inferences from it; the ability to think critically; and the analysis and evaluation of the reasoning and arguments of others. (Source: www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/about-the-lsat)

LSAT information on the Law School Admission Council web site www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/ .

 

USMLE

The USMLE is a U.S. test administered to students of medicine and foreign medical graduates seeking a medical license.

 

GMAT, Graduate Management Admission Test

The GMAT is intended for those applying to MBA programs or other postgraduate Business Management training programs. The test measures basic verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills that are developed over a long period of time. In Finland the test is organized in Espoo.

ACT

College entrance exam that assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. The Writing Test, which is optional, measures skill in planning and writing a short essay.