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GRE Prep Live Online Course

Learn in a comprehensive online GRE prep course led by a live instructor. Enjoy all the interactivity of traditional classroom learning with one big plus—the comfort and convenience of being able to learn at home or at work. 

I feel really confident in taking the GRE now. My instructor was extremely accommodating and I learned so much.

 

Learn from Anywhere

Learning in our live, online course is just like being in a classroom without traveling to campus. No matter where you live in or outside of the country, you will have the opportunity to take the course and you will only need access to a computer and the internet. Best of all, it won't require pricey software, new hardware or advanced computer skills. 

You'll regularly meet your instructor online in a live interactive classroom setting and have access to office hours in case you have additional questions. The course sessions are recorded so you can review the material from previous sessions.

 

About the Course

Our expert instructors guide you through each section of the GRE exam and provide personal attention in and out of the classroom. Like our GRE prep course that is offered in a classroom setting, this online course includes 24 hours of instruction and covers the same material: Reading Comprehension, Sentence Completion, Analogies, Antonyms, Problem Solving, Quantitative Comparison, Analytical Writing, and a comprehensive review of the mathematical concepts test on the GRE exam. You'll also learn useful studying and test-taking strategies to help limit test anxiety.

Course materials including instructions on how to access your account, a textbook: The Official Guide to the GRE Revised General Test, 3rd edition, and a workbook will be shipped to you prior to the first class. You'll also receive Powerprep II software which includes simulated computer based GRE preparation questions and tests. 

 

The Online Experience

It isn't unusual to have questions about online learning. We've answered some of the most common here for you. If you have additional questions or need more information, you can ask an expert.

How do these courses compare to the live face to face classes offered on campus?

The live-online course is very similar to the classroom format. We use the same curriculum and materials, and the same proven strategies to help you succeed on the exam. You're able to interact with your instructor in a live setting and participate in the class through the use of online technology.

How are the classes delivered?

The live-online class uses software called Adobe Connect. This software allows you to view and hear the instructor, share documents, and interact with the instructor and other students. While the instructor uses a microphone to broadcast voice over Internet protocol (VOIP), students do not need a microphone or camera to participate. Students can simply type questions and answers into a chat box. Some modules also feature quizzes.

How do "live-online classes" differ from other online classes?

Most online classes are asynchronous, meaning they're pre-recorded or prepared in advance. Students work through the classes at their own pace or are provided with a new module to review on their own each week. Live-online classes are led by a live instructor who is there to teach the class and answer questions in real-time; just like in a traditional classroom setting.

What are the software and system requirements?

All you need to participate in the live-online class is access to high speed internet on a computer with speakers (or headphones) and Adobe Flash Player version 10.01 or higher, which can be downloaded for free. 

Download the latest Adobe Flash Player (free):  http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

How will I be able to participate in the class?

The live-online class supports interaction with instructors and other students in many ways. You'll be able to ask questions and make comments using the chat feature. In addition, the course will utilize quiz features that allow you to answer questions. You will also have access to your instructor by phone and email, just as you would in a traditional classroom setting.

Will the sessions be recorded?

The live sessions will be recorded and available for streaming. The streaming video will be available shortly after the scheduled meeting date and will be accessible for 30 days after the session. 

Do I need to order a textbook for class?

No. The class includes the same textbook and workbook as the traditional classroom course. A copy of the textbook and workbook will be available for pick up at our office or will be mailed to you about one week before the class begins.

 

Registration and Fees

Dates / SessionsTimesFees
GRE Exam Prep Online Course
01/31/2018 – 02/26/2018

Mondays and Wednesdays
8 Sessions

Register Online or Register By Mail

Notes: Course materials including online instructions will be shipped to you approx. one week before the course starts.
9:00 PM – 12:00 AM$799.00
GRE Exam Prep Online Course
02/01/2018 – 02/27/2018

Tuesdays and Thursdays
8 Sessions

Register Online or Register By Mail

Notes: Course materials including online instructions will be shipped to you approx. one week before the course starts.
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM$799.00
GRE Exam Prep Online Course
03/14/2018 – 04/09/2018

Mondays and Wednesdays
8 Sessions

Register Online or Register By Mail

Notes: Course materials including online instructions will be shipped to you approx. one week before the course starts.
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM$799.00
GRE Exam Prep Online Course
04/18/2018 – 05/14/2018

Mondays and Wednesdays
8 Sessions

Register Online or Register By Mail

Notes: Course materials including online instructions will be shipped to you approx. one week before the course starts.
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM$799.00

 

Registration and Payment Notes

If you plan to pay by check or purchase order, select "register by mail." Complete the form and return a printout with payment to: USC Continuing Education and Conferences, Close/Hipp Building at 1705 College Street, Suite 201, Columbia, SC 29208. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received.

We accept online payment via electronic check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express through MarketPlace, a secure electronic environment that simplifies business transactions with the university. Follow the MarketPlace prompts to complete payment. Your transaction is only complete when you receive an order number, which is your receipt of payment. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received and you receive an order number.

Once you have paid and are enrolled, you'll be emailed location and parking information for face-to-face programs or online instructions about one week before the program begins.