You are ready for graduate school. Let us help you take the first step to an advanced degree! The GRE Prep Class from Northern Michigan University will give you the skills and confidence you need to maximize your performance on the GRE. Sharpen your skills on actual GRE test questions and follow our proven study plan to start on your path to success.

NMU Test Prep is here to help you learn about the GRE® General Test and to give you the skills and tools you need to maximize your potential. Our updated, comprehensive program covers each of the three main sections of the GRE® General Test—Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning. We will walk you through each section and prepare you for the question types you are likely to encounter on test day.

Northern Michigan University GRE Prep Classes Offer:

Expert Instructors: Our highly-trained instructors are here for you! Our experienced instructors understand the GRE and care about helping you achieve your goals.

Proven Strategies: Our GRE program was developed by test-preparation experts, who have years of experience writing test questions and preparing students for success on standardized exams.

Superior Materials: The GRE Prep Class includes a course workbook that provides topic review, strategy
modeling, and sample questions for practice.*

Online Support: Our online support package for live-online GRE classes includes access to recordings of all class modules, an instructor-monitored question forum, and online office hours. Access to online resources continues through 120 days after your last scheduled class session, so you will still have support for your independent practice after class is over.

Convenient Schedule Options: Our live-online class offers you the opportunity to take the class from anywhere at any time.

Value: The course fee includes all course materials*, access to online resources, and instruction from a trained professional who cares about your success.

*Course materials will be shipped to the address provided when you register for our live-online course. We
recommend registering at least five (5) business days in advance of the course start date to facilitate timely delivery
of your course materials package. Are you registering within the five (5) business days of the course start or after the
course start? Not a problem. Students will be emailed digital workbook handouts for the class sessions to facilitate
participation until their course materials are delivered.

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GRE Prep Class Schedule

CourseProgram StartProgram EndDaysStart TimeEnd TimeCost
GRE Workshop* Online - Intro2/21/20242/21/2024Wednesday9:00 PM ET10:00 PM ETFree
GRE Live-Online Course2/27/20243/21/2024Tuesday; Thursday8:00 PM ET11:00 PM ET$799
GRE Workshop* Online - Intro3/27/20243/27/2024Wednesday9:00 PM ET10:00 PM ETFree
GRE Live-Online Course4/11/20245/7/2024Tuesday; Thursday7:00 PM ET10:00 PM ET$799
GRE Workshop* Online - Intro4/24/20244/24/2024Wednesday9:00 PM ET10:00 PM ETFree
GRE Live-Online Course5/8/20246/5/2024Monday; Wednesday7:00 PM ET10:00 PM ET$799
GRE Workshop* Online - Intro5/29/20245/29/2024Wednesday9:00 PM ET10:00 PM ETFree
GRE Live-Online Course6/4/20247/30/2024Tuesday1:00 PM ET4:00 PM ET$799
GRE Live-Online Course6/4/20246/27/2024Tuesday; Thursday7:00 PM ET10:00 PM ET$799
GRE Workshop* Online - Intro6/26/20246/26/2024Wednesday9:00 PM ET10:00 PM ETFree
GRE Live-Online Course7/7/20248/25/2024Sunday3:00 PM ET6:00 PM ET$799
GRE Live-Online Course7/10/20248/5/2024Monday; Wednesday8:00 PM ET11:00 PM ET$799
GRE Workshop* Online - Intro7/24/20247/24/2024Wednesday9:00 PM ET10:00 PM ETFree
GRE Live-Online Course8/6/20248/29/2024Tuesday; Thursday7:00 PM ET10:00 PM ET$799
GRE Workshop* Online - Intro8/28/20248/28/2024Wednesday9:00 PM ET10:00 PM ETFree
GRE Live-Online Course9/4/20249/30/2024Monday; Wednesday7:00 PM ET10:00 PM ET$799
GRE Workshop* Online - Intro10/2/202410/2/2024Wednesday9:00 PM ET10:00 PM ETFree
GRE Live-Online Course10/17/202411/12/2024Tuesday; Thursday8:00 PM ET11:00 PM ET$799

All classes are online at this time.

*Live-Online Strategy Workshop: Join us for an informative introduction to the GRE General Test. If you are preparing for graduate school,
you know that success on the GRE will play a critical role in your acceptance into the program of your choice. You want to study with the best. Come meet with our experienced instructor to learn about the test and pick up a few tricks. We know you'll get a lot out of this free session.

This free session is open to all individuals considering graduate school, including university juniors and seniors as well as those who have been out of school for a while. If you have taken the test before, this session will refresh your memory. If you are new to the test, this session is a great introduction to the GREGeneral Test.

Live GRE Intro Workshop:

Pre-Recorded Workshops: In addition to our live-online workshops and to provide additional options to the increased numbers of students participating from home and in an online format, we have now published pre-recorded versions of our strategy workshops to our website. Closed captions are available for these videos, and they can be accessed at any time.

Pre-Recorded GRE Strategy Workshop:

Why Should You Take the NMU GRE Prep Class?

The NMU GRE Prep Class is ideal for those seeking to begin an advanced degree from a wide range of fields. Our GRE preparation curriculum is a program developed by test-preparation experts. You’ll receive 24 hours of targeted instruction to help you fully prepare for the GRE. In addition, the GRE Prep Class course materials include GRE practice tests, so you can practice the skills and strategies you are learning in class on real test questions. In the NMU GRE Prep Class, you’ll master strategies to improve your GRE score with the help of experienced GRE instructors who care about your success. 

Choose the Format That Works for You!

GRE Prep Classes are offered live-online, giving you the option to choose the schedule that works best for you. Live-online classes offer the added flexibility of attending class from anywhere or at any time. Our virtual classroom provides you with the opportunity to interact in real-time with our expert instructors and to re-watch the recordings of your class sessions at your convenience for up to 120 days after the scheduled class session.

System Requirements:

The live-online GRE Prep Course is offered online using Adobe Connect, a free application. All you need to
participate in live-online classes or live-online office hours are a high-speed internet connection and
speakers or headphones.

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GRE Prep Class Session Information

Quantitative Test topics include:
  • Solution strategies, both for quantitative comparison and for multiple choice problems
  • Techniques for breaking complex word problems into small, manageable parts
  • Tips for turning geometry diagrams into solvable equations
  • Review of the math concepts frequently tested on the exam
Verbal Test topics include:
  • Solving problems when you don’t know all the vocabulary
  • Answering reading comprehension questions quickly, without reading the entire passage
  • Using comparison and contrast clues to solve sentence completion problems
General Topics Include:
  • Solving “Multiple Right Answer” questions
  • Utilizing the process of elimination
  • Mastering time management skills
  • Minimizing test anxiety
  • Identifying common distracters
  • Outlining strategies for the analytical writing section

GRE Prep Class Syllabus

Session 1:General Information; Quantitative Comparison
Session 2:Equations and Inequalities; Reading Comprehension
Session 3:Picking Numbers for Multiple Choice Items; Reading Comprehension
Session 4:Number Properties; Exponents; Reading Comprehension
Session 5:Fractions; Text Completion
Session 6:Geometry: Lines, Angles, and Triangles; Geometry: Circles and Polygons; Text Completion
Session 7:Geometry: Three-Dimensional Figures and the Coordinate Plane' Sentence Equivalence
Session 8:Probability and Statistics; Data Interpretation; Analytical Writing; Sentence Equivalence


About Our Program

NMU’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. Learn more about Educational Testing Consultants at

Hear What Others Have Had to Say about Our Program:

"...Upon taking the class, doing the work, and using the techniques provided in the class my score went up 100 points on the verbal and 50 points on the quantitative areas. This class was concise, educational, and very beneficial." -Gretchen

"I truly don't think I would have passed the exam without your class. You were very supportive and provided many insightful tips for strategies on taking the exam. I am extremely satisfied with my results and I know the course was worth every penny." -Sandy

Request a Custom GRE Prep Class or Presentation

NMU Test Prep also offers customized GRE Prep programs for schools, nonprofit organizations, and community groups. If you are an academic advisor, program director, admissions department, or community leader and would like details about our custom programs or would like to request a presentation, please call our professional staff at (906) 227-2103 or email us at