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University of South Carolina Test Preparation

Test Preparation

Whether you plan to enroll in college, graduate school, law school, or business school, we can help you realize your academic and educational goals. As the state's leading research institution, we recognize the importance of higher education and we want to help you achieve your goals. With preparation courses for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, SAT, and ACT, we are South Carolina’s leading test prep solution. 

Make the Investment in Your Future

Your standardized test scores on exams like the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, SAT, and ACT are a major component of your application process. These tests impact your future, playing a role not only in your admission, but also in merit-based scholarships, grants, fellowships, and assistantships. Let us help you prepare for - and ace - these important exams.  

Our test preparation courses were designed by a team of former standardized test item writers and test preparation experts.  Our experienced and professional instructors are highly trained exam preparation experts and hold varying credentials including Master's, PhD and JD degrees.

Our test preparation courses range from 16-30 hours each and are offered online as well as in classroom formats throughout the year, several times a semester. Designed to meet the needs of students like you, our face-to-face classes meet for three to four hours for one to two evenings a week and on the weekends. Our online courses cover the same great content and material as our classroom format with the added convenience of learning from the comfort of your home or office.

All University Test Prep courses include:

  • Extensive classroom instruction
  • Experienced, expert instructors
  • Comprehensive preparation materials, including actual questions and practice tests from the test-makers
  • Thorough presentations and explanations
  • Convenient access to our team of experts
  • Flexible face-to-face and online schedule options
  • Access to online support resources


Learn to excel in these standardized admission tests:

GRE Test Preparation

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

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 large 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 exam. Join our 24 hour preparation course (classroom or online) and learn more about the test at our next GRE Free Strategy Information Workshop.

GMAT Test Preparation

Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

Considering an MBA?  Let us help you get into the program of your choice.  The GMAT is the preferred exam for many top-ranking full-time and part-time MBA programs. Our professional instructors will help you understand each section of the GMAT, dissect each item type, and develop a comprehensive plan for test day success. Prepare for the GMAT in our 30-hour live online course.

LSAT Test Preparation

Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

The LSAT is administered by the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) and is a half-day standardized test required for admission to all American Bar Association (ABA) approved law schools, most Canadian law schools, and many non-ABA-approved law schools. The test consists of reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, logical reasoning and a writing sample. Let us help you take the mystery out of the LSAT by attending our 30 hour preparation course (classroom or online) and learn more at our next LSAT Free Strategy Information Workshop.  Our LSAT Test Prep Courses are precisely scheduled to make sure you reach test day performing at your peak.

SAT Test Preparation

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

Offered by CollegeBoard, the SAT tests the skills you're learning in school. The test covers three sections:  evidence-based reading and writing, math and an optional essay. Find out how the test is changed in March 2016 and how you can prepare for the revisions. Choose from our SAT Blitz format (16 hours), our week-long summer institutes (20 hours) offered all over the state, or our 16 hour online live preparation course held during the school year. 

ACT Test Preparation

American College Test (ACT)

The ACT tests high school students on reading, English, math and science. Choose from our ACT Blitz format (16 hours), our week-long summer institutes (20 hours), or our 16 hour online live preparation course held during the school year.