Standardized Testing

A number of professional examinations including the GRE, LSAT, and Praxis are required either by individual departments while at Hood, or by graduate schools many Hood students attend after completing their undergraduate degrees.

The two separate types of examinations for the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) are the GRE General Test and the GRE Subject Tests. 

The GRE General Test is given year-round electronically at various test centers. The GRE Subject Tests are administered on paper three times per year in six subject areas:

  • biology
  • chemistry
  • literature in English
  • mathematics
  • physics
  • psychology

Hood College does not administer the GRE General or Subject Tests. To register to take the GRE and for more information, visit the GRE website.

The Praxis examination is part of requirements for students planning to become teachers and is required as part of the Hood education programs. The Praxis consists of two separate levels of examination taken by students at different stages of their academic career.

Hood College does not administer the Praxis examination. The testing center closest to Hood is Frederick County Community College. To register for the test and for more information, visit the ETS: Praxis Tests website.

The LSAT (Law School Admission Test) is a test of reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning and is required for admission to law schools.

The LSAT is administered three times per year. Hood College does not administer the test. To register for the test and for additional information, visit the LSAT website.