Test Prep Courses
GRE Prep Course
Planning on taking the GRE exam? Our prep course will coach you on the skills you’ll need for success on your way to graduate school!
About the GRE Prep Course:
- Review key content and test-taking strategies
- Includes 2 full length practice tests and ETS textbook
- 28 hours of classroom instruction at the University of Arizona
- Small class sizes
- Online classes available
- Instructor access for supplemental support
- Competitively priced at $550. UA students and alumni receive a $50 discount!
Session 1: September 3 – September 26, 2019 (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Session 2: October 2 – November 6, 2019 (Mondays and Wednesdays) from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Session 3: November 12 – December 10, 2019 (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Session 4 (Online): February 4 – February 27, 2020 (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Online Course*
Session 5 (Online): March 23 – April 15, 2020 (Mondays and Wednesdays) from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Online Course*
Session 6 (Online): May 19 – June 11, 2020 (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Online Course*
Session 7 (Online): June 1 – June 24, 2020 (Mondays and Wednesdays) from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Online Course*
* This is a synchronous online course that you can attend from any location with internet access.
For payment details, you can review our Payment & Discounts page.
Frequently Asked Questions
The GRE course includes full-length pre- and post-tests, an instructor-designed student workbook, and The Official Guide to the GRE General Test, 3rd Edition. You will receive an email with instructions on registering for the pre-test. The other materials will be distributed on the first day of class.
Yes, you must take the pre-test before the first day of class. Having the results of the pre-test enables us to make any necessary adjustments to the syllabus and assists us in evaluating the effectiveness of our courses. It also provides you important information about your current performance, which you can use to measure your progress. If you are unable to schedule the pre-test before the beginning of the course, please contact us at (520) 626-9873.
Unlike other standardized exams, the GRE is not administered only on certain days of the year. Because of this, you will have liberty to choose when you would like to schedule your test, whether immediately after the course or later, after some independent study. We recommend using the results of your pre-test to help make the decision. If your pre-test score was close to the score you desire, take the test shortly after the conclusion of the course. Otherwise, you may want to work individually with the instructors before taking the official test.
The course will cover all exam content as well as test-taking strategies and analytical writing advice. The Verbal section focuses primarily on active reading, vocabulary, and analysis, with some time devoted to both essays. The Quantitative section also incorporates test-taking strategies, but focuses primarily on content, which is wide and varied.
There will be homework assigned after every session. We will not exhaust the practice problems contained in your materials; any questions that remain are yours to use for additional practice as needed. We are always happy to discuss extra work with students during office hours.