6 exams for admission abroad
18.03.19
6 exams for admission abroad

6 exams for admission abroad

 Exams

If you plan to enter a foreign university, you probably know that filling out forms and submitting existing documents is not enough. In most cases, you will also need to pass international exams, confirming that you have English and the necessary academic knowledge to study in the chosen program. We tell you what exams you will need.

 

TOEFL or IELTS

These are English language exams. They test 4 language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing, - and consist of the corresponding parts. Their main difference is in the delivery format: TOEFL is handed over on a computer without communicating with a real person, and IELTS is accepted mainly in paper form and always with the participation of a native speaker. These exams will be required on 99% of English programs. Most often, the selection committee indicates both exams in the requirements, so you can choose which one to pass. Also, the requirements will be prescribed the minimum number of points for admission to the program. In some universities, along with TOEFL and IELTS, CAE, iTEP are also accepted. and other exams.

You can take these exams in Yekaterinburg: TOEFL is held in our center every 2-3 weeks, and IELTS in two other centers every 1-2 months. There are TOEFL and IELTS centers in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities of Russia. Other information about TOEFL и IELTS You can find out on our website.

 

SAT or ACT

These exams are required for admission to US universities. SAT and ACT are analogous tests, they both test your academic skills and school knowledge. You will need to demonstrate proficiency in using English in an academic setting and to show that you know the school's math curriculum. The purpose of these exams is to test whether you can study on a par with other American graduates. There is also a SAT Subject - this exam tests the knowledge of a specific subject (Biology, Physics, History, etc.).

Unlike TOEFL and IELTS, the SAT and ACT requirements may not include points. In general, this means that you must provide a certificate with any number of points. Thus, the commission most often selects the best candidates for the program, therefore, in order to navigate, what indicators are expected of you, look at the statistics of last year.

You can pass ACT in our center in Yekaterinburg (and in other cities), and SAT in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Examinations are held 6 times during the school year. Read more about ACT read on our website, but about SAT: on the official site.

 

GRE or GMAT

Exams for postgraduate education, i.e. for those who enter the magistracy and graduate school. They test your overall competency as a university graduate. Each of these tests has its own specifics.

GRE is classified into two types: General and Subject. General tests verbal and mathematical thinking, analytical writing and critical analysis skills. And Subject - highly specialized knowledge on the main subject of your future program (Mathematics, Chemistry, Literature, etc.). GMAT is accepted for MBA programs, and therefore business topics and business cases are used in all assignments. However, the structure and goals of the GMAT are similar to those of the GRE General.

You can take all these exams in Yekaterinburg: GRE - in our center 4-5 times a school year, and GMAT - in another test center on almost any date you request. Also, exams are accepted in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Novosibirsk. More about GRE you can find out on our website, but about GMAT on the official site.

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Now you know that to go abroad you will need to pass the 1 or 2 exam. If you have already chosen a program, you can right now find out on the university website what exams and what points you need.

To obtain the required scores, we advise you to carefully prepare for each exam. It will not be enough just to become familiar with the format of the exam - all the skills being tested need to be worked on. While not all skills can be improved (for example, quickly improve logical thinking), training with a qualified professional will allow you to learn how to effectively apply existing knowledge and gradually improve your language skills. This will increase your chances of passing the exam, and most importantly, it will help you to successfully study in the future program.

You can start preparing for any of these exams with a test lesson at our school, and on TOEFL and IELTS you can also take a test test with us.

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