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Registration for the Winter 2015 Grad Exam Prep Seminars is open and will close at 5:00pm on Friday, January 9th

 

The UCR Academic Resource Center (ARC) offers reduced-cost seminars to help students prepare for exams required by many graduate and professional schools: the GMAT (business school MBA programs), the GRE (master's and doctoral programs), the LSAT (law schools), and the MCAT (medical schools). [The MCAT Seminar will be offered during Summer Sessions I & II beginning Summer 2015, and will no longer be offered during the Fall, Winter, or Spring quarters.]  All classes are held at the ARC in the Surge Building (click for location on the campus map).  Please visit our FAQs webpage for answers to common questions regarding the ARC exam prep seminars.

Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE, so please check your schedule carefully before registering.

Fall, Winter, and Spring seminars meet twice a week (MW or TR) from 5:00pm - 6:30pm beginning Week 2 or 3 of each quarter and ending Week 10.

Summer seminars for the GMAT, GRE, and LSAT run four consecutive weeks and begin the first week of Summer Session I.  Seminars meet MTWR from 4:30pm-6:00pm beginning the first week of Summer Session I.  The MCAT seminar meets MTWR and will run eight consecutive weeks beginning the first week of Summer Session I and spanning into Summer Session II.

Students are advised to begin preparing for the exam at least one year in advance of their test date. We emphasize that these seminars are not crash courses to help you score high in a short amount of time, although students who follow the syllabus show improvement between pre- and post-tests taken during the seminar. Students are expected to follow the syllabus, attend classes and do the practice questions in class, take the assigned practice tests, review areas of weakness, do the assigned practice homework (including the writing assignments for the GRE and GMAT), and bring questions to the instructors. GRE students are also expected to begin memorizing vocabulary words as soon as possible.

WHILE DOCTORAL AND PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS REQUIRE TEST SCORES FOR ADMISSION, MANY MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMS DO NOT REQUIRE GRE SCORES OR ALLOW APPLICANTS TO SUBMIT SCORES FROM OTHER EXAMS.  CHECK WITH THE GRADUATE PROGRAM TO WHICH YOU WANT TO APPLY TO FIND OUT IF YOU NEED A GRE SCORE OR ANY OTHER EXAM SCORE BEFORE REGISTERING FOR AN EXAM PREPARATION COURSE.

 

 


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