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GRE Test Prep
LOCATION: 501 S. College Ave., Newark, Delaware
PRICE: $895, all materials included. Financial aid or discounts may be available: Military, UD employee/student/alum.
CONTACT HOURS: 24

On-site participation guidelines — In-person participation guidelines for this classroom-based program follow UD’s health guidelines in effect at the time of the program’s start date, which currently include one-time proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Guidelines are subject to change in accordance with UD health guidelines in effect at the time of this program’s start date. For more information, visit https://www.udel.edu/home/coronavirus/.

  • June 1-27 (Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.) REGISTER NOW

The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is a critical application component for a variety of master’s and doctoral degree programs. The University of Delaware’s updated, comprehensive GRE Test Prep course covers each of the three main sections of the exam—Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning. We will walk you through each section and prepare you for the question types you are likely to encounter on test day.

The course is designed for those looking to return to school, recent graduates and current undergraduate students seeking assistance with the complex skills needed to succeed on the GRE. It is ideal for those pursuing an advanced degree within the next five years. Fields of study that typically require or accept the GRE include education, medicine, social work, public administration and business. Many MBA programs now accept the GRE as well.



What does the class include?

  • 24 hours of expert classroom instruction
  • Course materials:
    • Official Guide to the GRE revised General Test (published by ETS, the official GRE provider)
    • GRE Student Workbook
    • GRE prep software
  • Real GRE practice questions and tests
  • Course workbook
  • Easy-to-follow study plan
  • Instructor-monitored class forum
  • Online office hours
  • Access to prerecorded class modules
  • Unlimited access to online resources through 120 days after the course ends
  • Class can be retaken within one year at a 50% discount

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Topics covered

Quantitative

  • 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

  • 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
  • Utilizing the process of elimination
  • Mastering time management skills
  • Minimizing test anxiety
  • Identifying common distracters
  • Additionally, strategies for the analytical writing section are outlined, and sample prompts with accompanying essays are discussed.

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Course outline

Session 1

  • General information
  • Quantitative comparison

Session 2

  • Equations and inequalities
  • Reading comprehension

Session 3

  • Picking numbers for multiple choice items
  • Reading comprehension

Session 4

  • Number properties
  • Exponents
  • Reading comprehension

Session 5

  • Fractions
  • Text completion

Session 6

  • Geometry—lines, angles, triangles
  • Geometry—circles, polygons
  • Text completion

Session 7

  • Geometry—3D figures and the coordinate plane
  • Sentence equivalence

Session 8

  • Data interpretation
  • Analytical writing
  • Sentence equivalence

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Financial aid available

Need-based financial aid is available for students enrolling in the ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT or GMAT test prep programs. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with preference given to submissions received three weeks prior to the applicable course start date. — APPLY NOW

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Course materials

Course materials will be delivered to your preferred mailing address four to five business days after you have registered. Materials cannot be delivered to a P.O. box.

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Partnering with ETC

The University of Delaware’s test prep institutes are offered in partnership with Educational Testing Consultants (ETC), a leader in higher education test preparation. Each year, ETC helps thousands of students prepare for the important pre-college standardized tests at major colleges and universities across the country. ETC provides a proven program with a record of success and highly-trained top quality instructors.

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What our students say

” … Upon taking the class, doing the work and using the techniques provided in the class, my score went up 100 points on the verbal and 50 points on the quantitative areas. This class was concise, educational and very beneficial.” – Gretchen

“I truly don’t think I would have passed the exam without your class. You were very supportive and provided many insightful tips for strategies on taking the exam. I am extremely satisfied with my results, and I know the course was worth every penny.” – Sandy

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Register for GRE Test Prep

  • June 1-27 (Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.) — REGISTER NOW

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