GRE® Test Preparation

Exam Preparation

Study Smart and Improve the Competitiveness of your Score.

Whether you are seeking a career change, increased earning power or the opportunity to distinguish yourself with an advanced degree, you already know that admission to graduate school is highly competitive. While admission committees consider a variety of factors, GRE results facilitate the comparison of applicants outside of work experience or undergraduate performance. 

Success in writing the GRE is not about how long you study it’s about studying what counts. Lead by top-calibre instructors, our GRE Exam Preparation Program can help you boost your performance on this challenging exam and demonstrate your readiness for graduate studies.

$100 discount offered to UBC students and alumni.
Call 604.822.1420 to register.

NEXT START DATE April 15, 2019
Format Real-time, face to face instruction in class at UBC Robson Square
Class Hours per week 6 hours over 2 evenings or 3 hours over one evening
(Outside Class Study Time: Approximately 10 hours per week)

6 hours per week over 4.5 weeks or

3 hours per week over 9 weeks

Program Cost $960 plus tax (with Math Refresher $1,020 plus tax)

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About the Course

Do students get any practice doing the full GRE exam during the course?

The emphasis in the class is on face-to-face instruction. Students may try some practice quizzes during the class but not full-length practice exams. They will however be referred to the official, free, downloadable practice exams and encouraged to do these independently as a means to gauge their progress.

Is it acceptable for a student to miss the first class?

A student who misses the first class will have to catch up on the material covered through the workbook provided. If time allows, it would be preferable to register for a class where all sessions can be attended.

If I miss a class, can I re-take it during another offering of the course?

Yes, provided the class isn’t full and the student understands there may be some overlap due to course pacing.

How much study time is recommended after completing the course?

It is recommended that the average student take three weeks to study before the exam and after the last class including trying multiple practice exams.

I’m not satisfied with my test score - can I repeat the course?

At the present time, there is no free course repeat policy. Discounts may be offered on a case-by-case basis.

About the GRE

What is the difference between the GMAT and the GRE?

The GMAT or Graduate Management Admission test is used for admission to business school graduate programs. The GRE or Graduate Record Exam is generally for admission to graduate school however some MBA programs are now looking at GRE scores.

How often can I take the GRE exam?

You can take the computer-delivered GRE General Test once every 21 days, up tofive times within any continuous rolling 12-month period (365 days). This applies even if you cancelled your scores on a previous test.

How long are GRE scores valid?

GRE scores are valid for five years after the testing year.

When do candidates get their score?

GRE official scores are made available online and sent to selected schools approximately 10 to 15 days after the test date.

Where can I take the GRE exam in Vancouver?

Information on exam locations can be found on the Educational Testing Service (ETS) website.

In Vancouver the test can be taken at the Prometric Test Centre