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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.

Upcoming Test Prep Classes

Professional Exam Reviews - Upcoming Classes

Class Name

Get ready for graduate school with 24 hours of quality live-online instruction. The program is delivered in an easy to follow format and taught by an expert instructor. This interactive class is designed to provide you with the skills necessary to succeed on each section of the GRE. Live lessons give you the opportunity to participate in class discussions and in-class learning exercises. Each session is recorded so that you can watch and review the lessons on your own time. Course materials are included and shipped directly to you.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAC-PD

23160
$749
11/28/17 - 12/21/17
Tue, Thu 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
N/A

Register Online for this Class

This interactive online class includes 30 hours of instruction from LSAT experts. Students participate in class and practice new skills through structured assignments, practice exams, and in-class exercises. Students will learn new skills for solving the complex logic games found in the Analytical Reasoning section. Easy-to-apply strategies and skills help students improve their score on the Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension sections of the exam. This course is ideal for law school applicants seeking the flexibility of an online class and the interactivity of a traditional classroom experience. Course materials are included and shipped directly to you.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development. No class held on 1/13/18 or 1/15/18.

Section WIA-PD

23162
$799
1/10/18 - 2/5/18
Wed 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM and Mon, Wed, Sat 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
N/A

Register Online for this Class

This interactive online class includes 30 hours of instruction from LSAT experts. Students participate in class and practice new skills through structured assignments, practice exams, and in-class exercises. Students will learn new skills for solving the complex logic games found in the Analytical Reasoning section. Easy-to-apply strategies and skills help students improve their score on the Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension sections of the exam. This course is ideal for law school applicants seeking the flexibility of an online class and the interactivity of a traditional classroom experience. Course materials are included and shipped directly to you.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development. The class will not meet on 2/4/18.

Section WIB-PD

23162
$799
1/11/18 - 2/6/18
Tue, Thu 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM and Sun 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
N/A

Register Online for this Class

Our free GRE Strategy Workshop provides valuable information about preparing for the GRE Exam in an easy-to-follow format. These workshops are designed to give general information about the GRE, study tips, and examples of typical GRE exam questions. You will also have an opportunity to walk through sample exam questions and ask our expert any questions you may have. Whether you are planning to take a UNM Continuing Education GRE Test Prep course or plan to study on your own, the free GRE Strategy Workshop is a perfect place to begin your preparation. UNM Continuing Education Test Preparation offers free GRE Strategy Workshops each semester. All workshops are held at 1634 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM and are open to the general public as well as the university community. We'll provide: Expert Instructor Study Materials Strategies and Techniques Plan for success

Section WIA-PD

23163
$00
1/25/18
Thu 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
CE South Building

Register Online for this Class

Get ready for graduate school with 24 hours of quality live-online instruction. The program is delivered in an easy to follow format and taught by an expert instructor. This interactive class is designed to provide you with the skills necessary to succeed on each section of the GRE. Live lessons give you the opportunity to participate in class discussions and in-class learning exercises. Each session is recorded so that you can watch and review the lessons on your own time. Course materials are included and shipped directly to you.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIA-PD

23160
$749
1/31/18 - 2/26/18
Mon, Wed 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
N/A

Register Online for this Class

Get ready for graduate school with 24 hours of quality live-online instruction. The program is delivered in an easy to follow format and taught by an expert instructor. This interactive class is designed to provide you with the skills necessary to succeed on each section of the GRE. Live lessons give you the opportunity to participate in class discussions and in-class learning exercises. Each session is recorded so that you can watch and review the lessons on your own time. Course materials are included and shipped directly to you.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIB-PD

23160
$749
2/1/18 - 2/27/18
Tue, Thu 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
N/A

Register Online for this Class

Enjoy the quality of a traditional classroom GMAT Prep Class 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. This comprehensive course includes a review of the mathematical and verbal concepts tested on the GMAT, and prepares you for the questions typically seen on the GMAT. The critical reasoning skills tested on the new Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing sections of the GMAT are also addressed. Course materials are included and shipped directly to you.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIA-PD

23161
$799
2/7/18 - 3/5/18
Mon, Wed 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
N/A

Register Online for this Class

This comprehensive GRE prep class covers each of the three main sections of the GRE revised General Test - Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning. This 24 hour classroom program will prepare you for all of the question types you are likely to encounter on the GRE. This course is designed for returning students, recent graduates, and current undergraduate students looking for assistance with the complex quantitative and verbal skills needed to succeed on the GRE. All required course materials are included with this program.

Note: Tuition remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIA-PD

23155
$749
2/8/18 - 3/6/18
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
CE South Building

Register Online for this Class

Enjoy the quality of a traditional classroom GMAT Prep Class 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. This comprehensive course includes a review of the mathematical and verbal concepts tested on the GMAT, and prepares you for the questions typically seen on the GMAT. The critical reasoning skills tested on the new Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing sections of the GMAT are also addressed. Course materials are included and shipped directly to you.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIB-PD

23161
$799
2/8/18 - 3/6/18
Tue, Thu 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
N/A

Register Online for this Class

Enjoy the quality of a traditional classroom GMAT Prep Class 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. This comprehensive course includes a review of the mathematical and verbal concepts tested on the GMAT, and prepares you for the questions typically seen on the GMAT. The critical reasoning skills tested on the new Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing sections of the GMAT are also addressed. Course materials are included and shipped directly to you.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIC-PD

23161
$799
3/13/18 - 4/5/18
Tue, Thu 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
N/A

Register Online for this Class

Get ready for graduate school with 24 hours of quality live-online instruction. The program is delivered in an easy to follow format and taught by an expert instructor. This interactive class is designed to provide you with the skills necessary to succeed on each section of the GRE. Live lessons give you the opportunity to participate in class discussions and in-class learning exercises. Each session is recorded so that you can watch and review the lessons on your own time. Course materials are included and shipped directly to you.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIC-PD

23160
$749
3/14/18 - 4/9/18
Mon, Wed 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
N/A

Register Online for this Class

This interactive online class includes 30 hours of instruction from LSAT experts. Students participate in class and practice new skills through structured assignments, practice exams, and in-class exercises. Students will learn new skills for solving the complex logic games found in the Analytical Reasoning section. Easy-to-apply strategies and skills help students improve their score on the Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension sections of the exam. This course is ideal for law school applicants seeking the flexibility of an online class and the interactivity of a traditional classroom experience. Course materials are included and shipped directly to you.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIC-PD

23162
$799
3/20/18 - 4/19/18
Tue, Thu 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
N/A

Register Online for this Class

UNM Continuing Education offers free LSAT Strategy Workshops each semester. Presented in an easy-to-follow format, these workshops are designed to give the test taker general tips on how to approach the exam. Our professional expert instructor will share details about exam administration, subject matter, and scoring methods. You will also have an opportunity to walk through sample exam questions and ask our expert any questions you may have. Whether you are just beginning to prepare or putting the final touches on your preparations, our Strategy Workshop is sure to help. Best of all, it is free! All workshops are held at 1634 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM, and are open to the general public as well as the university community. We'll provide: Expert instruction Study materials Tips and tricks A plan for your success

Section SPA-PD

23165
$00
4/17/18
Tue 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
CE South Building

Register Online for this Class

Get ready for graduate school with 24 hours of quality live-online instruction. The program is delivered in an easy to follow format and taught by an expert instructor. This interactive class is designed to provide you with the skills necessary to succeed on each section of the GRE. Live lessons give you the opportunity to participate in class discussions and in-class learning exercises. Each session is recorded so that you can watch and review the lessons on your own time. Course materials are included and shipped directly to you.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SPA-PD

23160
$749
4/18/18 - 5/14/18
Mon, Wed 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
N/A

Register Online for this Class

Our free GRE Strategy Workshop provides valuable information about preparing for the GRE Exam in an easy-to-follow format. These workshops are designed to give general information about the GRE, study tips, and examples of typical GRE exam questions. You will also have an opportunity to walk through sample exam questions and ask our expert any questions you may have. Whether you are planning to take a UNM Continuing Education GRE Test Prep course or plan to study on your own, the free GRE Strategy Workshop is a perfect place to begin your preparation. UNM Continuing Education Test Preparation offers free GRE Strategy Workshops each semester. All workshops are held at 1634 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM and are open to the general public as well as the university community. We'll provide: Expert Instructor Study Materials Strategies and Techniques Plan for success

Section SPA-PD

23163
$00
4/25/18
Wed 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
CE South Building

Register Online for this Class

This intensive LSAT prep program includes 30 hours of classroom instruction from experienced exam preparation professionals. The easy to follow program uses proven techniques to simplify the LSAT. Learn easy-to-apply strategies for answering Logical Reason questions and Reading Comprehension passages. This class provides a comprehensive explanation of the Analytical Reasoning logic games and strategies for quickly solving each type of game. LSAT textbooks, study guides, diagnostic exams, and expert instruction are all included. This course is ideal for current undergraduates, recent graduates, and anyone looking to apply to Law School.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SPA-PD

23157
$799
5/1/18 - 6/7/18
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
CE South Building

Register Online for this Class

This interactive online class includes 30 hours of instruction from LSAT experts. Students participate in class and practice new skills through structured assignments, practice exams, and in-class exercises. Students will learn new skills for solving the complex logic games found in the Analytical Reasoning section. Easy-to-apply strategies and skills help students improve their score on the Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension sections of the exam. This course is ideal for law school applicants seeking the flexibility of an online class and the interactivity of a traditional classroom experience. Course materials are included and shipped directly to you.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development. No class held on 5/28.

Section SPA-PD

23162
$799
5/2/18 - 6/6/18
Mon, Wed 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
N/A

Register Online for this Class

This interactive online class includes 30 hours of instruction from LSAT experts. Students participate in class and practice new skills through structured assignments, practice exams, and in-class exercises. Students will learn new skills for solving the complex logic games found in the Analytical Reasoning section. Easy-to-apply strategies and skills help students improve their score on the Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension sections of the exam. This course is ideal for law school applicants seeking the flexibility of an online class and the interactivity of a traditional classroom experience. Course materials are included and shipped directly to you.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SPB-PD

23162
$799
5/3/18 - 6/5/18
Tue, Thu 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
N/A

Register Online for this Class
Class Name

The ACT Blitz is an intensive test prep program that provides students with the tools they need to prepare for and ace the ACT. The ACT Blitz is offered during the academic year to 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. Our 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.

17851 | $399

ACT Blitz - WIA

1/7/18 - 2/4/18
Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (4 Session Total)
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
CE South Building

Register Online for this Class
Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
More Ways to Register

The Live-Online ACT Blitz is delivered in an easy to follow format while giving you the familiar experience of working within a traditional classroom setting. 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 ACT dates.

17852 | $399

ACT Live-Online Blitz - WIA

1/11/18 - 2/6/18
Tue, Thu 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (8 Session Total)
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
N/A

Register Online for this Class
Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
More Ways to Register

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. This course meets once or twice a week and include 16 hours of instruction. The Live-Online SAT Blitz is conveniently scheduled in the weeks leading up to the most popular SAT dates.

17862 | $399

SAT Blitz Live-Online - WIA

2/8/18 - 3/6/18
Tue, Thu 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (8 Session Total)
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
N/A

Register Online for this Class
Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
More Ways to Register

The Live-Online ACT Blitz is delivered in an easy to follow format while giving you the familiar experience of working within a traditional classroom setting. 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 ACT dates.

Note: No class held on 4/1.

17852 | $399

ACT Live-Online Blitz - WIB

2/11/18 - 4/8/18
Sun 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (9 Session Total)
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
N/A

Register Online for this Class
Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
More Ways to Register

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. This course meets once or twice a week and include 16 hours of instruction. The Live-Online SAT Blitz is conveniently scheduled in the weeks leading up to the most popular SAT dates.

Note: No class held on 4/1.

17862 | $399

SAT Blitz Live-Online - WIB

3/4/18 - 4/29/18
Sun 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (9 Session Total)
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
N/A

Register Online for this Class

SAT Blitz Live-Online - SPA

5/8/18 - 5/31/18
Tue, Thu 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (8 Session Total)
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
N/A

Register Online for this Class
Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
More Ways to Register

The Live-Online ACT Blitz is delivered in an easy to follow format while giving you the familiar experience of working within a traditional classroom setting. 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 ACT dates.

17852 | $399

ACT Live-Online Blitz - SPA

5/10/18 - 6/5/18
Tue, Thu 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (8 Session Total)
UNMCE Test Prep Instructor
N/A

Register Online for this Class
Register by Phone at (505) 277-0077 | M-F 8am-5pm Except UNM Holidays
More Ways to Register

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