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Frequently Asked Questions About the EXADEP Test

General Information

What is the price of the EXADEP test?

See Test Fees

Which graduate institutions accept EXADEP scores?

See the Institutions and Fellowship Organizations Approved to Receive EXADEP Scores

Test Content

What skills does the EXADEP test measure?

The test measures verbal aptitude, mathematics, analytical reasoning, written expression and English as a foreign language. See EXADEP Test Content and Structure.

Is there test preparation material available?

Yes, you can get free test preparation information. Also you can buy La Guía Oficial de Estudios para el examen EXADEP as an eBook or paperback book. To purchase the eBook version, visit the ETS Store. To purchase the paperback version, send a money order, certified check and a completed EXADEP Test Study Guide Order Form to the ETS Puerto Rico office.

For more information, see Study Guide.


How do I register for the test?

See Registration.

When should I register for the test?

Completed registration forms should be postmarked by the deadline date for your requested test date. For more information, see Test Dates.

Do I need an admission ticket?

You are required to bring their admission ticket or approval communication with them to the testing center. If your admission ticket does not arrive by the Tuesday before the test date, or if you lose it, contact the ETS Puerto Rico office.

What are the ID requirements?

See ID requirements. For general questions about acceptable ID, contact the ETS Puerto Rico office.

Are testing accommodations available for test takers with disabilities?

Testing accommodations are available for test takers with disabilities or health-related needs (such as physical, visual, hearing, learning and others) who meet ETS requirements. Testing accommodations include large-print test book (20 pt.; answers are marked in the test book), extended testing time, extra breaks, separate testing room, reader, recorder/writer of answers, sign language interpreter (for spoken directions only), oral interpreter (for spoken directions only), written instructions (for spoken directions only) and wheelchair access.

Because each request needs to be individually evaluated, registrations received after the late registration date cannot be processed. See Test Takers with Disabilities or Health-Related Accommodations.

Test Administration

How is the test administered?

The EXADEP test is offered at paper-delivered administrations seven times a year at centers located in Puerto Rico, United States, Latin America and Europe.

Are test takers allowed to use a calculator?

No, you are not allowed to use a calculator during the test.

Scoring and Reporting

How is the test scored?

For each of the five sections of the EXADEP test, scoring is essentially a two-step process. First a raw score is computed for each section. The raw score for each section is the number of questions answered correctly.

The raw scores are then converted to scaled scores through a process known as equating. The equating process accounts for minor variations in difficulty among the different test editions. Thus, a given scaled score for a particular section reflects the same level of performance regardless of which edition of the test was taken.

To obtain the total score, each section score is multiplied by the section weight. The weight for each section is proportionate to the number of items in each section.

SectionSection ScoreWeight
Section 1: Verbal Aptitude
Sections 2: Mathematics, and 3: Analytical Reasoning
Section 4: Written Expression
Section 5: English

* T = 3.5A + 2.5B + 2.0C + 2.0D

How do I send scores to an institution or program?

Your test fee entitles you to request that scores be sent to two institutions or programs at no additional cost. You will be asked to designate your score recipients during registration.

You can also send score reports to institutions after test day for a fee. See Sending Your Scores.

How long are scores reportable?

EXADEP scores are reportable for five years after your test date.

Can I cancel my scores?

You have the option of canceling your test scores after taking the EXADEP test. To cancel scores, you must inform the test center supervisor before leaving the test room. For more information, see Canceling Your Scores.

Can I reinstate canceled scores?

Scores canceled by you can be reinstated if you mail or fax a completed Score Reinstatement Form. This form must be received within 60 days after your test date. The cost to reinstate your scores is US$30.

For more information, see Score Reinstatement.