Test Prep FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions


We cannot guarantee any particular score increase. Your personal outcomes will depend on your initial familiarity and comfortability with the material, the time you spend on practice outside of class, and the effort you put into mastering the content of the test.

It is important for you to attend every class session. If you must miss a class, please review the relevant section of the student workbook and contact your instructors for further directions.

No, you may not receive the materials ahead of time. All materials will be distributed on the first day of class. This ensures that you have the benefit of your instructors’ guidance before working with the material; imperfect practice can be nearly as ineffective as no practice at all. It also ensures that the students of a particular class are all on the same page and can help one another in the process of completing their work.

Our courses are offered as a service from the University of Arizona to support our students and community. Because we are a public university, we do not need to charge premiums to generate a profit.

Our instructors are experienced professionals in test preparation and highly trained in the content they teach. They are all college graduates; most hold advanced degrees.

Certain rooms on campus restrict food and drink to prevent accidental damage to classroom equipment, but there will be short breaks during most classes that will allow students time to leave the classroom to eat or drink.  Ask your instructor if there are any restrictions for the specific classroom you’re using. Water is always permitted.


No, you will not sign up for the official test through this course. To sign up for the official test, you will need to visit the relevant testing website:

  1. SAT: https://www.collegeboard.org
  2. ACT: https://www.act.org
  3. GRE: https://www.ets.org/gre
  4. LSAT: https://www.lsac.org
  5. GMAT: https://www.mba.com/exams/gmat
  6. MCAT: https://www.aamc.org


Yes, you should still take the pre-test even if you have already taken the real test. This will provide a baseline for you to measure your progress throughout the course, and will serve as helpful practice. Having the results of the pre-test also enables us to make any necessary adjustments to the syllabus and assists us in evaluating the effectiveness of our courses.


Course scholarships and fee reductions are available to eligible applicants. Please see the Fee Reduction and Scholarships page for more information.

Discounts are available for current University of Arizona students, alumni, and employees, and for members of the military. These discounts may also be applied to children of the above. Please email prep@arizona.edu or call (520) 626-9873 for more information. Only one discount is permitted per registration.

Some courses fill up more quickly than others, depending on the popularity of the test and the time of year the course is offered. If you are interested in taking a course it is best to sign up as soon as possible. Once a course is full, you may be placed on a waiting list by sending a request to prep@arizona.edu.

Yes, all of our courses are open to any interested party.

Our courses cover a broad range of content and strategies necessary for success on the official tests. They are designed to benefit all kinds of students and cannot be broken into parts. If you feel you only need support for one portion of a test, one-on-one tutoring is available for all tests for a fee per session. Please contact prep@arizona.edu for more information.