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Upcoming classes

October 20-November 15, 2021
Wednesdays and Mondays, 7-10 p.m. 
Registration Fee: $749
Where: Live-Online

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October 21-November 18, 2021
Thursdays and Tuesdays, 9 p.m.-12 a.m. 
Registration Fee: $749
Where: Live-Online

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November 3-December 6, 2021
Wednesdays and Mondays, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.
Registration Fee: $749
Where: Live-Online

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“It’s helping me to improve critical thinking and looking at things more closely, particularly with comprehensive reading; just going through the math and being more meticulous. I’m starting to do that a lot more as the class moves along to make sure I’m following the steps and the rules and being more critical in terms of how I look at narratives.”

Derick V., GRE Student

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You are ready for graduate school. Let us help you take the first step to an advanced degree! The GRE Prep Class from VCU will give you the skills and confidence you need to maximize your performance on the GRE. Sharpen your skills on actual GRE test questions and follow our proven study plan to start on your path to success.

VCU Test Prep is here to help you learn about the GRE General Test and to give you the skills and tools you need to maximize your potential. 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 all of the question types you are likely to encounter on test day.

VCU GRE Prep Classes offer:

Expert Instructors: Our highly-trained instructors are here for you! Our experienced instructors understand the GRE and care about helping you achieve your goals.

Proven strategies: Our revised GRE program was developed by test-preparation experts, who have years of experience writing test questions and preparing students for success on standardized exams.

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 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: 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 materials will be shipped to the address provided when you register for our live-online course. We recommend registering at least five (5) business days in advance of the course start date to ensure timely delivery of your course materials package. Are you registering within the five (5) business days of the course start or after the course start? Not a problem. Students will be emailed digital workbook handouts for the class sessions to facilitate participation until their course materials are delivered.

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Ask about our VCU Alumni, employee, or military discount. Coupon code must be used/applied at the time of enrollment, cannot be combined with other discounts/coupons or waivers, and will not be retroactively applied.

Learn about our FREE Live-Online GRE Intro Sessions.

Choose the schedule that works for you!

Live-online classes offer the flexibility of attending class from anywhere. Our virtual classroom provides you with the opportunity to interact in real-time with our expert instructors and to re-watch the recordings of your class sessions at your convenience through 120 days after the last scheduled class session.
System Requirements:

System Requirements:

The live-online GRE Prep Class is offered online using Adobe Connect, a free application. All you need to participate in live-online classes or live-online office hours are a high-speed internet connection and speakers or headphones.

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***Course materials***

In light of COVID-19, VCU Continuing and Professional Education is closed to walk-ins, and pick up of course materials is not available. Course materials will be delivered directly to the permanent address attached to your registration record. We recommend registering at least four (4) business days in advance of the class start date to ensure timely delivery of your student package. If your shipping address differs from the permanent address on your registration record, please contact our office immediately via email at

GRE Prep Class session information

Quantitative Test topics include:

Verbal Test topics include:

General Topics include:

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Hear what others have to say about our program:

"...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

Request a custom GRE Prep Class or presentation

VCU Test Prep also offers customized GRE Prep programs for schools, nonprofit organizations, and community groups. If you are an academic advisor, program director, admissions department, or community leader and would like details about our custom programs or would like to request a presentation, please call our professional staff at (804) 828-1322 or email us at

About our program:

VCU's Test Prep program is partnered with Educational Testing Consultants, a leader in higher education test preparation. Each year, Educational Testing Consultants helps thousands of students at major colleges and universities across the United States prepare for standardized testing. Educational Testing Consultants provides a proven program with a record of success and highly trained, top-quality instructors.

Some VCU Continuing and Professional Education offerings are ineligible for waiver use due to partnership agreements. The following text will appear on the registration page: “*exempt—this offering is ineligible for waiver use.” 

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