Graduate School Preparation

GRE Information

So you're ready to take the plunge into graduate school, and you know you need to register for the GRE and get ready to take it, but how?  For information about the GRE, free GRE prep software, and samples of test questions, go to

GRE Prep in the ARC

The ARC offers a free GRE prep course at the beginning of fall and spring semesters for current students, alumni, and selected prospective graduate students. The full course meets for four weeks and covers a different topic each week; participants are not required to attend all meetings. ARC tutors or ARC staff lead each session. To be considered for the course, please click the "request your space" button below.

Spring 2016

The first two weeks cover GRE logistics and the verbal and writing portions. The second half overviews key math concepts for the quantitative sections.

Analytical Writing and Verbal
Thursday, March 10 
Thursday, March 17

Thursday, March 31 
Thursday, April 7

For each date, the course meets 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. and space is limited.

Graduate School Application Essays

When writing graduate school application essays and personal statements, it is important to seek out feedback and advice. Although there are many resources that can and should provide you valuable feedback (professors, friends, family, co-workers, advisors, and peers), visiting the Writing Center is an important way to get the perspective of an experienced writer.

GMAT, LSAT, MCAT Preparation

Currently, the ARC does not offer prep sessions for these tests, but has study materials available for use in the library. Stop by the ARC (Library B-level) to inquire.

Additional Resources

Center for Online Education Guide to taking the GRE

Kaplan offers free GRE, LSAT,  DAT, PCAT, MCAT, GMAT, and OAT tests online. Sign up at  Each attendee will get a detailed score report highlighting their strengths and weaknesses, complete explanations of every question, and strategies for improvement. We will send you an email confirming your registration and providing instructions for check-in the day of the test. Any questions can be directed to

If you encounter problems or have questions, call 502.272.7400.