GRE® Preparation Courses Explained
Hoping to get your Master’s or Doctorate in the USA or Canada? You’ll likely have to submit GRE® scores as part of your application. Our GRE® Preparation courses are designed to maximize your scores and improve your chances of getting into the grad school of your choice.
What is the GRE®?
The Graduate Record Examination, or GRE®, is a requirement for most graduate programs in the United States and select programs in Canada. The test measures verbal and quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills that are not tied to a specific subject but instead show a student’s ability to think and reason.
What are the GRE® Preparation Courses like?
Our GRE® Preparation Courses for International Students are specially designed courses meant to teach students about the structure of the GRE® and the types of topics and questions that are on the exam. In addition to this test prep, the courses boost and review important English language skill. The course is divided into two types of 45-minute lessons and lasts for 12 weeks.
GRE® Preparation lessons focus on each section of the exam using exclusive Kaplan course materials, practicing verbal skills, analytical writing, and test-taking strategies. Students receive 8 of these lessons in weeks 1-6.
In the Structured Study sessions, students will take full-length practice tests and undergo workshops and quizzes to fully familiarize themselves with the exam. Students get 20+ of these lessons in weeks 1-6 and 30+ in weeks 7-12 to fully prepare them for the upcoming exam.
Weeks 7-12 will also include an hour of Teachback sessions, where students will have a question and answer session with their teacher to focus on struggle areas or request help with specific topics.
Where are the courses offered?
Our GRE® prep courses are offered at the following locations:
Students who are unable to attend a live course also have the option of enrolling in our GRE® Online Course.
Who is eligible for the course?
Our GRE® Prep classes are available to any student 16 and older who has attained one of the following English levels:
Paper-based (PBT) TOEFL: 550
Computer-based (CBT) TOEFL: 213
Internet-based (iBT) TOEFL: 77
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Passing grade of A, B, or C
If for any reason you’re not ready to take the exam, don't raise your score or are not satisfied with your score, you can study for free for the next test date, as long as you meet the basic study requirements.
When do courses start?
Any other questions about our GRE® prep courses? Check out our website or ask in the comments!