All AVMA-accredited domestic and international veterinary schools require the submission of a standardized test score report as part of the application process. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is the required standardized test for admission to most veterinary schools. There are two distinct GRE tests, the Subject Test and the General Test, with the latter being the more commonly requested test. The General Test assesses three areas of competency: (1) verbal reasoning, (2) quantitative reasoning, and (3) analytical writing skills. The GRE is administered nation-wide by Educational Testing Services. Please visit the ETS website for information on the test and instructions on registering for a test date.
GRE Test Preparation
- In collaboration with The Princeton Review, North Carolina State University offers both online, on campus, and private tutoring. Visit the NC State University participant page for information, dates, and pricing.
- The Princeton Review also offers GRE test preparation materials, workshops, tutoring independent of this NCSU partnership, including a free practice test online.
- ETS offers a variety of free resources, including practice tests and sample questions in addition to materials at a cost.
- Magoosh offers convenient free and affordable GRE study plans and guides for students to work at their own pace at home or on the go.
Please note that not all veterinary schools require the GRE and some may require other standardized testing. It is imperative to check the individual admissions requirements of each school you are interested in attending.