You may be required to take some exams, such as the TOEFL, SAT OR ACT, GRE or GMAT in order to study in the U.S. and this will depend on your background, the area and level of studies and the colleges and universities you plan to apply to.
Here are the tests you may be asked to take:
The Test of English as a Foreign Language is an English proficiency examination which U.S. universities and colleges require from international students for undergraduate and graduate admissions. The test determines whether the student applying is ready to pursue a degree program in English and measures the four skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Rather than testing only one skill at a time, TOEFL questions test a combination of skills together. For example, students may be asked to read a text and then speak about it.
For more information about the content of test and question types, please visit the TOEFL website at www.ets.org/toefl
In Cyprus, the TOEFL iBT (internet-based test) is offered at least once per month at three test centers around the island. Students must register in order to take the exam. For details on registration procedures and costs, please download the following documents:
For many undergraduate programs in the U.S., universities may require either the SAT or the ACT.
A test that measures critical reading, writing and mathematical abilities. It is a standardized test which may be required for undergraduate admissions purposes.
In Cyprus, the SAT is offered 5 times per year, currently on August, October, December, March and May.
The SAT essay is no longer offered or required by U.S. universities.
SAT Subject Tests (no longer offered):
For more information about the SAT, please visit: http://sat.collegeboard.org/
For information on dates, registration dates and location of tests in Cyprus, please click on the links below:
A curriculum multiple based assessment that tests English, Reading, Math and Science and an optional essay section. Instead of the SAT, students may chose to take the ACT.
The ACT is now an online test offered by Aktina in Nicosia and Limassol.
For more information on the test, how to register, students should visit: www.act.org
GRE General Test
The GRE General Test is a standardized test required for admission into most graduate programs in all fields except business (particularly MBA- Master of Business Administration programs). The examination consists of three sections: Math, Verbal and Analytical Writing (AW) and each section, excluding the AW, is scored out of 160.
For more information about the test, please visit: www.ets.org/gre
In Cyprus, the GRE General Test is offered as a computer-based test and is offered frequently.
The GRE Subject tests are no longer offered in Cyprus. Test-takers must travel to another country to take these tests. For any inquiries please visit www.gre.org
The GRE Subject Tests are generally not required but some programs, particularly in those fields for which there are individual GRE Subject Test, may require them for graduate admissions. GRE Subject Tests are no longer offered in Cyprus. Students interested in taking this test much travel abroad, the nearest test center from Cyprus is Greece. Students can test in the following subjects: Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology; Biology, Chemistry, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology. For more information about the tests, please visit www.gre.org
The GMAT test is a standardized test required for admission into graduate business programs (particularly MBA- Master of Business Administration programs). The test consists of Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. For more information on the test, please visit www.mba.com.
Click here for GMAT registration information