Center for Continuing Studies

GRE Prep

When you're ready for graduate school we can help you take the right steps toward your advanced degree.

Our GRE Prep course will give you the skills and confidence to maximize your performance on the GRE revised General Test. Our proven study plan covers the key sections of analytical writing, verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning.

We recommend the course for those who want an advanced degree in a specialized field -- education, medicine, social work, public administration and business -- within the next five years. Many MBA programs now accept the GRE. It's perfect for those who want to return to school, recent graduates and undergraduates looking for help with the complex quantitative and verbal skills needed to succeed on the GRE.

GRE Live-Online Dates

  • July 22-Aug. 14, Mondays and Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m.
  • Aug. 13-Sept. 5, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-11 p.m.
  • Sept. 10-Oct. 3, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 8-11 p.m.
  • Sept. 11-Oct. 7, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.
  • Sept. 24-Oct. 17, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.
  • Oct. 8-Nov. 5, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-11 p.m. (no class Oct. 31)
  • Oct. 23-Nov. 20, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. (no class Nov. 11)
  • Nov. 19-Dec. 19, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. (no class Nov. 26, 28)
  • Dec. 9-Dec. 19, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 8-11 p.m.

Cost: $749

GRE Prep Course - Classroom

  • Dates coming soon

Cost:  $749

Cancellation Policy

  • Requests for cancellations must be in writing and emailed to
  • If a written cancellation is received any time prior to one week before the first day of the session, a full refund will be issued.
  • If a written cancellation is received within one week or after the first day of the session, a refund, minus a 10 percent processing fee, will be issued.

*Textbooks are mailed to you prior to class for online sessions only

Alternative Registration

Complete the registration form (PDF) to register with a check, money order or purchase order.

Contact:  Angie Olson or 320-308-6160


Classes offer

  • Trained, experienced instructors.
  • Proven strategies developed by experts with experience writing exam questions and preparing students for standardized exams.
  • GRE-specific materials
  • Choice of sessions at the Welcome Center or a live-online class that lets you take the class from anywhere at any time.
  • Fees that cover all course materials and instruction from a trained professional.

Sessions cover

Quantitative Test

  • picking numbers, both for quantitative comparison and for multiple choice problems
  • tips for breaking complex word problems into small, manageable parts
  • tips for turning geometry diagrams into solvable equations

Verbal Test

  • solving problems when you don’t know the vocabulary
  • answering reading comprehension questions quickly, without reading the entire passage
  • using comparison and contrast clues to solve sentence completion problems


  • solving “multiple right answer” questions
  • using the process of elimination
  • mastering time management skills
  • minimizing test anxiety
  • identifying common distracters
  • strategies for the analytical writing section
  • sample prompts with accompanying essays.

Materials include

  • "Official Guide to the GRE revised General Test, 2nd Edition,"
  • "GRE Student Workbook"
  • GRE Power prep II software on CD that offers a computer-based GRE practice exam.