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Test Preparation

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 ®, New SAT ®, and ACT ®, UNM Continuing Education is New Mexico's leading test prep solution.

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 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 UNM Continuing Education's program help you prepare for and ace these important exams.

All Test Prep Courses Include:

  • Extensive classroom instruction
  • Experienced, expert instructors
  • Comprehensive preparation materials, including actual questions and practice tests from the test-makers
  • Thorough presentations and explanations
  • Convenient access to our team of experts
  • Flexible face-to-face and online schedule options

Graduate Programs: 


GMAT

GMAT—Pursue your MBA!
Considering an MBA?  Let us help you get into the program of your choice.  The GMAT is the preferred exam 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

GRE—Advance your degree!
Seeking a graduate degree? The GRE revised General Test measures critical thinking, analytical writing, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that 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 exam.

LSAT

LSAT—Go to law school!
The LSAT is a paper-based standardized exam that is administered four times per year.  Our LSAT Test Prep Courses are precisely scheduled to make sure students reach test day performing at their peak.  Take the mystery out of the LSAT and get the tools you need to succeed on test day!


Undergraduate Programs


UNM Continuing Education’s SAT & ACT Preparation programs offer serious preparation for these high-stakes undergraduate admissions tests.

Nervous or curious about the recent changes to the SAT? The College Board has made significant changes to the format and content of the SAT. Our experts will take the mystery out of the New SAT, making it clear exactly what you need to know and helping you to hone your skills for the new format.

SAT

SAT Blitz
SAT Blitz courses during the academic year prepare students to reach the test date of their choice at peak performance. These courses meet once per week, allowing time to practice new skills during the week. This multi-week format of the SAT Prep Course leads to greater opportunities for learning and interaction with our expert instructors. Courses are conveniently scheduled in the weeks leading up to the most popular SAT dates and include 16 hours of instruction.

SAT Blitz Live-Online
SAT Blitz Live-Online sessions provide all the same preparation of the traditional classroom sessions from the comfort and convenience of your home.  The online class format is delivered by a live instructor, providing the interactivity of a classroom experience and the convenience of an online course. Sessions are recorded and made available for review.  These courses meet once or twice a week and include 16 hours of instruction.  Courses are conveniently scheduled in the weeks leading up to the most popular SAT dates.

SAT Spring Break Institutes
UNM Continuing Education Test Prep’s Spring Break Institutes provide comprehensive preparation for the SAT. Our Summer Institutes are intensive test prep programs that provide students with the tools they need to prepare for and succeed on the SAT. They provide 20 hours of classroom instruction in a condensed one-week format, convenient for students looking to develop essential test-taking tools over their Spring Break. Students receive in-depth review of the exam content, strategies for improving their scores, and a comprehensive study plan. Students have access to online office hours and practice material even after they leave the classroom, so they can maintain their skills leading up to test day.

SAT Summer Institutes
UNM Continuing Education Test Prep’s Summer Institutes offer comprehensive preparation for the SAT. Our Summer Institutes are intensive test prep programs that provide students with the tools they need to prepare for and succeed on the SAT. They provide 20 hours of classroom instruction in a condensed one-week format, convenient for students seeking to develop essential test-taking tools during the summer—a time of year during which students have more free time to practice. Students receive in-depth review of the exam content, strategies for improving their scores, and a comprehensive study plan. Students have access to online office hours and practice material even after they leave the classroom, so they can maintain their skills leading up to test day.


ACT

ACT Blitz
ACT Blitz courses during the academic year prepare students to reach the test date of their choice at peak performance. These courses meet once per week, allowing time to practice new skills during the week. This multi-week format of the ACT Prep Course leads to greater opportunities for learning and interaction with our expert instructors. Courses are conveniently scheduled in the weeks leading up to the most popular ACT dates and include 16 hours of instruction.

ACT Blitz Live-Online
ACT Blitz Live-Online sessions provide all the same preparation of the traditional classroom sessions from the comfort and convenience of your home.  The online class format is delivered by a live instructor, providing the interactivity of a classroom experience and the convenience of an online course. Sessions are recorded and made available for review.  These courses meet once or twice a week and include 16 hours of instruction.  Courses are conveniently scheduled in the weeks leading up to the most popular SAT dates.

ACT Spring Break Institutes
UNM Continuing Education Test Prep’s Spring Break Institutes provide comprehensive preparation for the ACT. Our Spring Break Institutes are intensive test prep programs that provide students with the tools they need to prepare for and succeed on the ACT. They provide 20 hours of classroom instruction in a condensed one-week format, convenient for students looking to develop essential test-taking tools over their Spring Break. Students receive in-depth review of the exam content, strategies for improving their scores, and a comprehensive study plan. Students have access to online office hours and practice material even after they leave the classroom, so they can maintain their skills leading up to test day.

ACT Summer Institutes
UNM Continuing Education Test Prep’s Summer Institutes offer comprehensive preparation for the ACT. Our Summer Institutes are intensive test prep programs that provide students with the tools they need to prepare for and succeed on the ACT. They provide 20 hours of classroom instruction in a condensed one-week format, convenient for students seeking to develop essential test-taking tools during the summer—a time of year during which students have more free time to practice. Students receive in-depth review of the exam content, strategies for improving their scores, and a comprehensive study plan. Students have access to online office hours and practice material even after they leave the classroom, so they can maintain their skills leading up to test.


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