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Undergraduate Admissions Exams:



East Carolina University is a national testing site for the SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject Exams. For more information about test dates, registration deadlines and test fees, please visit

To register for the SAT Reasoning or SAT Subject Test, please visit

The SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject Tests assess academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support and scholarships.

The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets examinees show colleges what they know and how well you can apply that knowledge. The SAT Reasoning Exam covers reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.

Taking the SAT is the first step in finding the right college for you — the place where you can further develop your skills and pursue your passions. But SAT scores are just one of many factors that colleges consider when making their admission decisions. High school grades are also very important. In fact, the combination of high school grades and SAT scores is the best predictor of your academic success in college.

SAT Subject Tests are hour-long, content-based tests that allow you to showcase achievement in specific subject areas where you excel. These are the only national admission tests where you choose the tests that best showcase your achievements and interests. SAT Subject Tests allow you to differentiate yourself in the college admission process or send a strong message regarding your readiness to study specific majors or programs in college. In conjunction with your other admission credentials (your high school record, SAT scores, teacher recommendations, etc.), they provide a more complete picture of your academic background and interests. Some colleges also use Subject Tests to place students into the appropriate courses. Based on your performance on the test(s), you could potentially fulfill basic requirements or receive credit for introductory-level courses.



The ACT is a national college admissions exam that consists of subject area tests in: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science.

The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 30-minute Writing Test.

The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete, including a short break (or just over four hours if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing). Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 30 minutes if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing).

ACT score results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the United States.

For more information about test dates, deadlines, test fees, and testing locations, please visit the following link:

To register for the ACT, please visit the following link:

Graduate and Upper-Division Exam Programs:


Miller’s Analogies Test (MAT)

Miller’s Analogies Test (MAT) – The ECU Testing site is an authorized MAT computer-based testing site.  The MAT is a high-level mental ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies. The MAT is an accepted graduate level admissions exam for many graduate-level academic programs. Individuals interested in taking the MAT can register for the exam by contacting the ECU Testing Center at (252) 328-6811. General information regarding the MAT is available online at


Graduate Records Exam (GRE) Subject Exams

Graduate Records Exam Subject Exams - The ECU Testing Center site administers GRE Subject Exams.  The GRE Subject Tests provides examinees with opportunities to demonstrate knowledge in one of eight disciplines:

  • Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Literature in English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology

For more information about GRE Subject test dates, registration deadlines and test fees, please visit


Law School Admissions Tests (LSAT)

Law School Admissions Tests (LSAT) - The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is offered four times a year at the ECU Testing Center. The LSAT is a half-day, standardized test administered that measures acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools use in assessing applicants. Information regarding registration deadlines and test fees is available at the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) web site:

National League of Nursing Pre-Admission Examination (NLN/PAX) - The National League for Nursing Pre-Admission Examination (NLN PAX) is a standardized entrance exam for potential nursing students who seek admittance into nursing schools nationwide. Information regarding registration deadlines and test fees is available at the National League of Nursing (NLN) web site: