GRE Test Preparation

About the Program

The University of the Incarnate Word has partnered with Educational Testing Consultants (ETC), a leader in higher education test preparation, to offer online and in-person test prep courses for the GRE. Each year, Educational Testing Consultants helps thousands of students at major colleges and universities across the United States. 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

Who Should Take the GRE Test Prep Class?

The GRE Prep class is ideal for those seeking an advanced degree in a wide range of fields within the next five years. This course is designed for those looking to return to school, recent graduates, and current undergraduate students seeking assistance with the complex quantitative and verbal skills needed to succeed on the GRE. Fields of study that typically require or accept the GRE include: education, the physical and life sciences, engineering, social work, public administration, and humanities. We recommend that you check with the program to which you are applying for more information regarding the testing requirements.

Course Description

The GRE Test Prep course will give you the skills and confidence you need to maximize your performance on the GRE. Sharpen your skills on actual GRE exam questions and follow a proven study plan on your way to success.

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

GRE Prep Classes Offer:

Expert Instructors: ETC’s experienced instructors understand the GRE and care about helping you achieve your goals.

Proven strategies: The revised GRE program was developed by test prep experts, who have years of experience writing exam questions and preparing students for success on standardized exams.

Superior Materials: The GRE Prep Course includes: The Official Guide to the GRE revised General Test, published by ETS, the official GRE provider. You also receive the GRE Student Workbook, designed to supplement your classroom lessons, and software (also distributed by ETS) that includes multiple practice items and tests.

Convenient Schedule Option: The Live-Online class offers you the opportunity to take the class from anywhere at any time.

Value: The course fee includes all course materials and instruction from a trained professional who cares about your success.

Live-Online Classes

Live-Online classes offer the flexibility of attending class from anywhere and at any time. The virtual classroom provides you with the opportunity to interact in real-time with ETC’s expert instructors with the added benefit of watching recordings of your class sessions at your convenience for up to 30 days after the course ends.

System Requirements:

The Live-Online GRE Prep Course is offered online using Adobe Connect, a free browser plug-in. All you need are a high-speed internet connection, speakers or head phones, and Adobe Flash Player, which can also be downloaded for free.

Course materials will be delivered directly to your home. We recommend registering at least four business days in advance of the class start date to ensure timely delivery of your student package.

Session Information

Quantitative Test topics include:

  • Solution strategies, both for quantitative comparison and for multiple choice problems
  • Tips 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:

  • Strategies for solving vocabulary questions
  • Answering reading comprehension questions quickly
  • Using comparison and contrast clues to solve sentence completion problems

Analytical Writing topics include:

  • Analyzing an argument
  • Writing an Analyze and Issue essay
  • Developing a targeted writing response

General Topics Include:

  • Solving “Multiple Right Answer” questions
  • Utilizing the process of elimination
  • Mastering time management skills
  • Minimizing test anxiety
  • Identifying common distracters
  • Additionally, strategies for the analytical writing section are outlined, and sample prompts with accompanying essays are discussed.

For questions or more information regarding the Educational Testing Consultant's Test Prep courses, please contact ETC at (210) 301-0358 or