In light of the COVID-19 public health crisis, all major graduate school admissions tests (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT) have now updated their policies and procedures to ensure that students are still able to sit for those exams and apply to grad school programs. Here’s what you need to know about the changes to the tests:
- ETS is now offering an at-home online option for the GRE General Test.
- Students taking the GRE online at home will be monitored by live remote proctors and artificial intelligence technology from start to finish to ensure test security.
- The online, at-home GRE General Test will be identical in content, format, and scoring to the GRE General Test typically taken at a test center.
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- Beginning in mid-April 2020, an interim at-home online version of the GMAT will be available.
- Remote proctors will be used for the at-home online GMAT to ensure test security.
- The Quant, Verbal, and IR sections on the interim GMAT (no AWA section) will have the same number of items and same time for completion as on the standard GMAT. Scoring on the interim at-home GMAT will be comparable to scoring on the standard GMAT.
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- Test takers currently registered for the April 2020 LSAT will be automatically registered to take the LSAT-Flex in the second half of May unless they choose to take the test at a later date.
- In response to the COVID-19 situation, LSAC has developed the LSAT-Flex, an online, remotely proctored version of the LSAT. The LSAT-Flex is currently only scheduled to be administered in May for April LSAT registrants, but additional spring and summer LSAT-Flex dates may be added as needed.
- The LSAT-Flex will include three 35-minute scored sections (compared to the four 35-minute scored sections and one unscored section in the traditional test). The at-home online test will include one section each of Reading Comprehension, Analytical Reasoning, and Logical Reasoning. LSAT Writing will continue to be taken separately from the multiple choice sections.
- LSAT-Flex test takers will continue to receive scores from 120 to 180.
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- All April 2020 MCAT administrations have been canceled. The MCAT is not currently offering an online at-home option. If your test center is closed, your appointment to take the MCAT will be put on hold.
- If your appointment to take the MCAT is put on hold, you have a few options:
- Reschedule your test at no cost
- Wait and keep your exam on hold
- Cancel with a refund
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AJ Tutoring’s grad test prep tutors are now online! We’re experienced in coaching the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT 1-on-1. Our online grad test prep tutoring looks the same as our in-person tutoring — same materials, same tutors, same strategies targeted to where you need to improve — just in a new online format.
With students home from college and schedules being more flexible, now is a great time to get started with preparing for grad school admissions tests. Give us a call at (650) 331-3251 or reach out online to create an individualized plan for your grad school test prep today!