Know Application Requirements
Some programs require entrance exams, such as the SAT (formerly known as Scholastic Aptitude Test), Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Law School Admission Test (LSAT), so be sure to find out in advance. If one is required, take a practice exam to see how you score and compare your results to the average score of students admitted into the program. This scale is provided on the program’s website or upon request by an admissions counselor. For maximum results, try taking a test-prep course or work through a test-prep book. This preparation should come several months to a year prior to applying to the program. These prospective students should check on previously earned credit or extensive amounts of work experience that can be applied to their upcoming credit hours.