Studying in America and Canada  
4.12 Discussion

Your performance on the entrance exam is critical to obtaining admission and securing financial aid. You must do well. And, to do so, you must realize that there is no substitute for motivation, dedication, focus and hard work for preparation.

Once you know your score on the entrance exam, you can begin identifying target colleges, as outlined in Chapter 3.


4.13 Quick Reference Materials

Entrance Exam

Typical Target Programs

Skills Assessment


Undergraduate programs, some graduate programs

Listening, Structure/Writing and Reading


Undergraduate programs in America, sometimes recommended in Canada

Verbal and Math


Undergraduate programs in America

English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science Reasoning


Graduate programs in computer science, engineering, humanities, sciences, and some business programs

Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical


MBA and some graduate business programs

Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical Writing


Law programs

Reading and Verbal Reasoning


Medical programs

Problem-Solving, Critical Thinking, and Writing

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