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GRE Prep

Compare the quality, cost and convenience of University of South Carolina GRE test preparation and you'll discover the value of courses that are available multiple times each semester, online or in the classroom. We can help you develop the skills and techniques to elevate your GRE score.

Since 2006, University Test Prep has helped over 1,000 students prepare for the GRE exam and let us assist you with meeting your potential on the exam. Our GRE prep course is for college graduates or undergraduates seeking help with mastering the GRE's complex quantitative and verbal requirements. The GRE General Test is an admission requirement for many graduate, business or public administration programs, is also a requirement for degrees including Master's in Education (ME), Social Work (MSW) and Nurse Practitioner (NP). Some Law Schools are now accepting the GRE for admission. 

Best of all? You can choose the environment that best fits your learning style and schedule. Both of our classroom and live online preparation courses include 24 hours of instruction by an expert instructor, the Official GRE textbook and a workbook. Take a look at the classroom and online instruction options and plan to attend our FREE GRE Information Workshop for sneak peek and an introduction on how to prepare for the test.


This course was very helpful.  I learned what to study, helpful strategies and received a thorough review of what I need to know to prepare for the test.


Our Prep Course Curriculum

Designed by former GRE question writers, our 8-session preparation course helps you maximize your GRE score. All of our classroom and online courses include topics covering required test concepts, including:

Session 1  Introduction to the GRE, Computer Adaptive Testing, Quantitative Comparisons, and Picking Numbers

Session 2 — Number properties (equations and inequalities) and Reading Comprehension

Session 3  Picking numbers for Multiple Choice Items and Reading Comprehension

Session 4 — Number properties (equations and inequalities); Exponents- Percent and Averages, and Rates, Ratios and Proportions; and Reading Comprehension

Session 5  Quantitative: Fractions and Verbal: text completion

Session 6  Quantitative (Geometry):  Lines, Angles, Triangles, Circles, Polygons and  Text completion

Session 7  Quantitative (Geometry) Three-dimensional figures, Coordinate Plane, probability and statistics, and Sentence equivalence

Session 8  Data interpretation, Analytical writing, Sentence equivalence, Comprehensive Review and Process of Elimination


Quantitative Test topics include:

  • Solution strategies, 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
  • Review of the math concepts frequently tested on the exam

Verbal Test topics include:

  • 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 Topics Include:

  • 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.

Great class! The material (especially the workbook) was very helpful and I will continue to use it as I study.                       

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