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“I already have a really busy schedule as is, and I knew sticking to an actual test prep course would make me buckle down and focus on studying.”

Tamela B., GRE Student.

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If you plan to enroll in an undergraduate studies program or attend graduate school, law school, or business school, we can help you realize your academic goals. With test preparation courses for the GRE®, GMAT®LSAT®, SAT®, ACT® and online options for courses, VCU Test Prep is the Central Virginia area’s leading test prep solution.

Entering the teaching profession? We now offer Praxis@ Core Test Prep, as well. Looking for prep courses for the Medical College Admission Test®, or for support in the Foundations of Biochemistry? Visit our MCAT® Prep page to learn more.

Standardized test scores on the GRE®, GMAT®, LSAT®, SAT® or ACT® are a major component of your college or graduate school application process. These tests 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. Let VCU's Test Prep program help you prepare for these important tests!

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. Let us help you achieve your goals!

These Test Prep classes include:

Graduate programs

GMAT®—Pursue your MBA!

Considering an MBA?  Let us help you get into the program of your choice.  The GMAT® is the preferred test for many top-ranking full-time and part-time MBA programs. Our professional instructors will help you understand each section of the GMAT®, dissect each item type, and develop a comprehensive plan for test day success.

GRE®—Advance your degree!

Seeking a graduate degree? The GRE® General Test measures critical thinking, analytical writing, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning skills that are acquired through academic experience and are not related to any specific field of study.  The GRE® is required for a large variety of master's degree and doctoral degree programs.  Master's in Education (ME), Social Work (MSW), Nurse Practitioner (NP), Business, and Public Administration programs often require or accept the GRE® General Test.

LSAT®—Go to law school!

The LSAT® is a paper-based standardized test that is administered several times per year.  Our LSAT® Test Prep Classes are precisely scheduled to help you prepare for your preferred test date.  Take the mystery out of the LSAT® and get the tools you need to succeed on test day!

Praxis®—Move toward a teaching career!

Trying to get into a teacher preparation or certification program? The Praxis® Core Math test assesses basic mathematical skills and operations and measures critical thinking skills. The Praxis Core Math test is required or accepted for admission into many teacher prep programs and for teacher certification in most states. The Praxis® Core Verbal test assesses reading comprehension and written communication skills. The Praxis® Core Verbal test is required or accepted for admission into many teacher prep programs and for teacher certification in most states.

Undergraduate programs

SAT®—Get ready for college!

The SAT® is a pre-college admissions test that is required by many colleges as part of a student’s application. It is also a factor in determining scholarship offers. The test measures verbal, quantitative, and reasoning skills that students learn in their high school, college-prep classes. Prepare for this important test with our SAT® Prep Classes!

ACT®—Improve your score!

The ACT® is a pre-college admissions test that is an important factor in determining admissions status and scholarship eligibility at many schools. It tests quantitative, verbal, and science reasoning skills. Maximize your confidence and your score with our ACT® Prep Classes!

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 OCPE 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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