Entrance Exam

The GRE General Subject test is required by most (but not all) PA programs. Competitive scores are usually at least at the 50th percentile or higher (minimum ~300 combined Verbal + Quantitative), but vary by program.

Some programs are now also requiring or recommending applicants to complete and submit scores for a situational judgment test (SJT) such as Casper, to assess your social skills, behaviors and professionalism. You are presented with a variety of scenarios and asked to think about what you might do in these situations. Casper does not require significant preparation and is taken on your own computer, but it must be taken in the year that you apply to PA schools. Be sure to check the requirements for EACH PA program to which you are applying for their specific requirements and deadlines for Casper scores (if any).

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)


Casper scores are NOT automatically posted to your CASPA application. You must request scores to be sent to each specific school that you apply to that requires them.

GRE Prep

Each year the Health Professions Advising Center holds a GRE Workshop and offers an on campus practice test day. Many GRE study guides and materials are also available to sign out from the HPAC resource collection. Although we do not offer a formal GRE prep course at Bradley, HPAC advises students to help them develop a personalized strategy, timeline, and study plan to meet their individual needs. There are many commercially available GRE prep materials and services. We do not endorse any one over the others, but can assist students in choosing products and services that fit their learning style, timeline, and budget.

GRE Testing Locations

The GRE is administered year round at Prometric Testing Centers. The closest testing centers to Bradley University are:

Sylvan Learning Center
7501 N University, STE 218
Peoria IL 61614

Sylvan Learning Center
2405 E Federal DR
Decatur IL 62526

Sylvan Learning Center
1035 Lincoln Rd, STE 307
Bettendorf IA 52727