GRE, GMAT, and LSAT Test Prep

UCR University Extension - in partnership with Educational Testing Consultants (ETC) - is pleased to offer test preparation services to students, alumni, and the global community. Whether you need to take the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT, we have a preparation course that will help you reach your test date with the confidence and skills you need to perform at your best.

Standardized test scores on the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT are a major component of the graduate school application process. Your results can play a significant role in determining the future of your education. Standardized tests help determine your admission status and are often used in awarding merit-based scholarships, grants, fellowships, and assistantships. Our test preparation classes were designed by a team of former standardized-test-item writers and test-preparation experts. Our experienced and professional instructors are highly trained and care about your success. Learn with us! We will prepare you for these important tests.

Test Prep Classes Include:

  • Extensive classroom instruction
  • Experienced, dedicated 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 in-person and online schedule options
  • Access to online support resources

Live-Online Test Preparation Classes: Live-online classes offer the same great program as the classroom-based format, with the added flexibility of attending class at any time, from anywhere. Our virtual classroom provides the opportunity to interact in real-time with our expert instructors. The live-online format uses Adobe Connect, a free browser plug-in. Students need a high-speed internet connection, speakers or headphones, and Adobe Flash Player, which can also be downloaded for free.

SAT Test Prep

This online course is designed and taught by Bruce Hanson, founder of First Choice Admissions, and teaches you how to spot the secret markers in every question, and which steps the SAT wants you to take to get the right answer - FAST!

GRE

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

You are ready to go to graduate school to earn your Master's or doctoral degree. Let us help you take the first step to an advanced degree! Our GRE preparation curriculum is a program developed by test-preparation experts. The GRE test preparation course will help you sharpen your skills in actual GRE test questions. This course will give you the skills, tools, and confidence you need to maximize your performance on the GRE. As you follow our proven study plan to start your path to success, you will learn about the newest GRE test format. With this course, you will practice the skills and strategies you are learning in class on real test questions and master strategies to improve your GRE score. The 24 hours of targeted instruction covers each of the three main sections of the GRE revised general exam:

  • Analytical Writing
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning

We will walk you through each section and prepare you for the question types you are likely to encounter on the GRE test.

Choose the Format that Works for You!

  • Classroom-Based: Our classroom GRE preparation course gives you the familiar experience of working within a traditional classroom setting with convenient online support resources.
  • Live-Online: Our online GRE preparation course combines the same great program as the classroom-based GRE preparation course, with the added flexibility of attending class from anywhere, or at any time. Our virtual classroom provides you with the opportunity to interact in real-time with our expert instructors and includes the added benefit of watching recordings of your class sessions at your convenience for up to 30 days after the course ends.

GMAT

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

Our GMAT preparation curriculum is a program developed by experts. Our GMAT test preparation program provides a thorough review of all tested math and verbal skills. This includes all three sections of the GMAT including:

  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Integrated Reasoning

Case studies involving real test questions reinforce the connection between the various skills and the ways they are assessed on the exam. The program consists of 24 hours of online and classroom-based instruction from an experienced instructor, together with additional practice problems, sample tests, and skill review exercises. With this course, you will practice the skills and strategies you are learning in class, on real test questions, and master strategies to improve your GMAT score.

Choose the Format that Works for You!

  • Classroom-Based: Our classroom GMAT preparation course gives you the familiar experience of working within a traditional classroom setting with convenient online support resources.
  • Live-Online: Our online GMAT preparation course combines the same great program as the classroom-based GMAT preparation course, with the added flexibility of attending class from anywhere, or at any time. Our virtual classroom provides you with the opportunity to interact in real-time with our expert instructors and includes the added benefit of watching recordings of your class sessions at your convenience for up to 30 days after the course ends.

LSAT

Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

Let us help you gain admission into the law school of your choice. Our LSAT preparation curriculum was developed by former test-question writers who know the test. This LSAT preparation program covers every aspect of the exam in complete detail, offering concrete techniques for solving even the most challenging items on the test. The LSAT test preparation course will help you master the skills needed to succeed on the LSAT and take the test, with the confidence of knowing that you prepared with LSAT experts.

The class consists of 30 hours of targeted instruction from experienced test-preparation professionals, plus additional practice exercises. The easy-to-follow program uses proven techniques to simplify the LSAT. Special attention is provided for recognizing and setting up logic games in the analytical reasoning section. This course uses 20 LSAT practice tests, so you can practice the skills and strategies you are learning in class on real test questions and your preparation is as close to the real test as possible. With this course, you'll master strategies to improve your LSAT score. This course covers all sections of the exam including:

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Reading Comprehension

LSAT textbooks, updated study guides, practice tests, online support resources, and expert instruction are all included.

Choose the Format that Works for You!

  • Classroom-Based: Our classroom LSAT preparation course gives you the familiar experience of working within a traditional classroom setting with convenient online support resources.
  • Live-Online: Our online LSAT preparation course combines the same great program as the classroom-based LSAT preparation course, with the added flexibility of attending class from anywhere or at any time. Our virtual classroom provides you with the opportunity to interact in real-time with our expert instructors and includes the added benefit of watching recordings of your class sessions at your convenience for up to 30 days after the course ends.

SAT

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

Master the SAT in just four weeks! Did you know: Almost all the material on the SAT is from FRESHMAN year in high school?

Why it's so hard: The material isn't hard but the way they ask the questions is.

This course teaches you how to spot the secret markers in every question that tell you exactly WHAT you’re being asked and which SPECIFIC STEPS the SAT wants you to take to get the right answer – FAST!

  • You still have to know your English and math so the course also rigorously reviews the most frequently tested concepts.
  • Unlike other test prep courses, this course is engaging, funny and (dare we say) even fun! But most importantly it is tremendously effective at raising scores.
  • Includes 20+ hours of teaching, hundreds and hundreds of practice questions and 3 official practice tests.

Enrolling in the Course

You will receive course materials and the online account information from our curriculum partner, First Choice Admissions. From the date you enroll, you will have six months to complete the coursework. During that time, you can revisit and review the materials whenever you need a refresh. An optional book is available for purchase, but is not required to complete the coursework. The course is designed and taught by Bruce Hanson, founder of First Choice Admissions. He has vast experience teaching test prep as an elite private tutor at various high-profile universities.