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GRE Prep

Compare the quality, cost and convenience of USC's 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. Let us assist you with meeting your potential on the exam and taking the first step to an advanced degree! Our updated, comprehensive program covers each of the three main sections of the GRE® General Test—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.

Best of all? You can choose the environment that best fits your learning style and schedule. 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.

  • Expert Instructors: Our test-prep instructors are highly trained professionals. Our experienced instructors know the GRE and care about helping you achieve your goal.
  • Proven Strategies:  USC's curriculum was developed by test prep experts, who have years of experience writing exam questions and preparing students for success.
  • Superior Materials: The GRE prep class includes a course workbook and the official textbook from ETS containing previously released test questions.
  • Online Support: Our online support package for both in person and live online GRE classes includes access to recordings of all class modules, an instructor-monitored question forum, and online office hours. Access to online resources continues through 120 days after your last scheduled class session, so you will still have support for your independent practice after class is over.
  • Convenient Schedule Options: In-person test prep programs are conveniently held on the USC campus. Our live online class offers you the opportunity to take the class from any location. 
  • Value:  The course fee includes all course materials, access to online resources, and instruction from a trained professional who cares about your success.

Course Topics

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

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.

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