Center for Continuing Studies

GRE Prep

Seeking a graduate degree? The GRE® General Test measures critical thinking, analytical writing, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning skills that are acquired through academic experience and are not related to any specific field of study. The GRE is required for a variety of master’s degree and doctoral degree programs. Master’s in Education (ME), Social Work (MSW), Nurse Practitioner (NP), Business, and Public Administration programs often require or accept the GRE® General Test.

For general information and the latest updates from ETS, go to https://www.ets.org/s/cv/gre/the-americas/

Registration: Send an email to register@scsutraining with the session dates you would like to attend. A link to register will be emailed.


GRE Workshop Online - Intro Dates

The GRE Strategy Workshop is a FREE one hour session open to all individuals considering graduate school. Strategy workshops are a great addition to a full-service campus test preparation program. If students are preparing for graduate school, they know that success on the GRE exam will play a critical role in the acceptance into the program of their choice. At our workshops, students get an introduction to the GRE and learn simple strategies. Our workshops also give students the ability to speak with a GRE expert before committing to the full course.

Dates:

  • Jan. 14, Thursday, 8-10 p.m. 
  • Feb. 17, Wednesday, 8-10 p.m.
  • March 25, Thursday, 8-10 p.m.
  • April 14, Wednesday, 8-10 p.m.
  • May 18, Tuesday, 8-10 p.m.
  • June 23, Wednesday, 8-10 p.m.
  • July 13, Tuesday, 8-10 p.m.
  • Aug. 26, Thursday, 8-10 p.m.
  • Sept. 8, Wednesday, 8-10 p.m.
  • Oct. 5, Tuesday, 8-10 p.m.

Cost:  Free

Registration:  Click the red "Register for Free GRE Workshop" button


GRE Live-Online Dates

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.

Registration: Send an email to register@scsutraining.com with the session dates you would like to attend. A link to register will be emailed.

Dates:
  • Jan. 27-Feb. 22, Mondays and Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m.
  • Feb. 4-March 2, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.
  • March 3-March 29, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.
  • March 4-March 30, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
  • April 8-May 4, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-11 p.m.
  • April 28-May 24, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. 
  • May 6 - June 1: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-11 p.m.
  • June 2 - June 28: Mondays and Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m.
  • June 3 - June 29: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. 
  • June 16 - July 14: Mondays and Wednesdays, 12-3p.m.
  • June 17 - July 13: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.
  • July 11 - Aug. 29: Sundays, 2-5 p.m.
  • July 14 - Aug. 9: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. 
  • July 15 - Aug. 10: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-11 p.m.
  • Aug. 5 - Aug. 31: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.
  • Sept. 9 - Oct. 5: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-11 p.m.
  • Sept. 12 - Nov. 7: Sundays, 2-5 p.m.
  • Sept. 22 - Oct. 18: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.
  • Sept. 23 - Oct. 19: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.
  • Oct. 6 - Nov. 1: Mondays and Wednesdays, 12-3 p.m.
  • Oct. 20 - Nov. 15: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.
  • Oct. 21 - Nov. 18: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-11 p.m.
  • Nov. 3 - Dec. 6: Mondays and Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m.
  • Nov. 4 - Dec. 9: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.
  • Dec. 6 - Dec. 16: Monday, Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday, 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 register@scsutraining.com
  • 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:  Tammy Anhalt-Warner testprep@scsutraining.com or 320-308-4252

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

General

  • 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.