National Testing FAQs
- Can I take the computerized GRE/GMAT/TOEFL at PSU?
- When is the next testing date? When is the registration deadline?
- Is PSU a testing site for all national exams?
- How do you recommend I prepare for the test?
- I just discovered that I need a national test to get into grad school but I missed the deadline. Can I still take the test?
- How long until I get my scores?
- Can I take the national exams more than once?
- Are accommodations available for people with disabilities?
- What if I read the bulletin and still have questions?
No. Educational Testing Service (ETS) has a contract with Thompson Prometric nationwide to provide this service. Contact Sylvan Learning Center's Prometric Testing Center in NE Portland at (503) 254-4159.
Registration information is available for all exams on-line on the test company official website. A registration form, sample questions, test dates, registration deadlines, and more are included in the bulletin. See National Testing Companies Contact Information.
No, PSU is not a testing site for all national exams. We currently administer the GRE Subject Tests, MAT, and NBCC exams only.
There is no recommended way to study for an exam. You should be aware of the following options to prepare for a test: Most national tests offer "official study guides" for free or for purchase. Most bookstores and libraries these and other study guides. There may be private companies with site offices in the local area who advertise preparation courses. Please check the phone book or local papers for ads or phone numbers. You may also consider contacting a graduate student for tutoring in your weakest area (e.g., math or English). Check with the academic department for referral numbers. Also, check out our Testing Services Links.
I just discovered that I need a national test to get into grad school but I missed the deadline. Can I still take the test?
Some tests allow "stand-by" registration. That means that after all pre-registered candidates have been seated, it is determined if there are any extra books and seats for stand-bys. If materials are available, people are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please read the test bulletin or visit the test's official website for more information.
Most scores are mailed within six weeks of the testing date.
You can take the exams multiple times. However, be aware that when your scores are reported, schools will receive your five latest test scores. No rule exists for how multiple scores must be interpreted. Please read the test bulletin or visit the test's official website for more information.
Yes, however, each testing program has its own specific requirements. Please read the test bulletin or visit the test's official website for more information.
Contact the testing company that supplies the exam. See National Testing Companies Contact Information.