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 $600. University of Arizona students and alumni receive a $50 discount!

New! Self-paced Online Course Now Available

  • Take up to three months to complete on your own time!
  • On-demand video lessons and practice materials
  • Review key content and test-taking strategies
  • Ask questions via our online message board
  • $350 course fee includes two full-length practice tests and ETS textbook
  • Purchase self-paced course with private tutoring sessions for extra help ($500)

2020-2021 Schedule

Spring Session 3: March 22 – April 14, 2021 Online Course
Live instruction Mondays and Wednesdays: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Summer Session 1*: June 1 – 24, 2021
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:30 – 9:00 PM

* All in-person courses are subject to change to an online format based on university COVID-19 guidelines.

2021-2022 Schedule

Fall Session 1: September 20 – October 13, 2021
Mondays and Wednesdays: 5:30 – 9:00 PM

Fall Session 2 (Extended Format): October 14 – November 23, 2021
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6:00 – 8:30 PM

Spring Session 1 (Intensive): January 3 – 7, 2022
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Spring Session 2: February 7 – March 2, 2022
Mondays and Wednesdays: 5:30 – 9:00 PM

Spring Session 3 (Extended Format): March 16 – April 20, 2022
Mondays and Wednesdays: 6:00 – 8:30 PM

Summer Session 1: June 7 – 30, 2022
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:30 – 9:00 PM

Registration

Click the button below to access our registration portal and sign up for a GRE prep course.

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Please contact us at (520) 626-9873 or prep@arizona.edu if you have any questions regarding the GRE prep course.

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 prep@arizona.edu or (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.

Our live courses include the opportunity to meet 1-1 with instructors for individual support appointments during the course and for one month after conclusion. The self-paced course does not include this opportunity.

Self-paced courses include on-demand videos and a three-month timeline to complete the course, whereas the live course presents the strategy content via interactive Zoom lessons.