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Planning to continue your education in graduate, business or law school?
UWL can help you prepare for this important next step.

Standardized tests are a crucial component of the graduate school application process. Success on these exams is an integral step in achieving your goals.

UW-La Crosse offers test preparation courses designed by a team of former standardized exam question writers and test preparation instructors. Our experienced and professional instructors are highly trained and care about your success.

We are here to help!

All test prep courses include:

  • Extensive instruction
  • Experienced instructors
  • Preparation materials
  • Comprehensive presentations and explanations
  • Actual questions from previous exams and computer-adaptive software
  • Flexible schedule options

Liveonline test preparation

Now you can enjoy the same quality as our traditional test preparation courses from the comfort of your home. Classes are delivered by a live instructor and provide you with all the interactivity of a classroom experience. You will benefit from proven curriculum and materials and strategies to help you succeed on the exam. 

With UWL liveonline classes, you are able to interact with your instructor and participate in the class through the use of our online classroom technology. When you enroll in the live–online class, you will benefit from a live instructor who is there to teach the class and answer questions in real-time; just like in a traditional classroom setting. 

Live–online classes are ideal for busy individuals and traveling professionals. Each session is recorded and made available to you to view at your convenience. Students are provided access to the class recordings for 30 days after completion of the test prep class. 

The UWL liveonline classes are taught by Educational Testing Consultants, the leaders in campus test preparation.

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Graduate preparation programs:

GRE  General advanced degree studies > LIVE ONLINE & FACE-to-FACE

starburst-free-strategyThe GRE is required for a large variety of master's degree and doctoral degree programs. Maximize your potential with quality instruction covering each of the three main sections of the GRE  Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning. Sharpen your skills on actual GRE exam questions and follow our proven study plan on your way to success. MORE

GMAT  General advanced degree studies > LIVE ONLINE

The UWL live–online GMAT test preparation program provides a thorough review of all tested math and verbal skills. Case studies involving real test questions help to reinforce the connection between the various skills and the ways they are tested on the GMAT. The program consists of 24 hours of classroom instruction from an experienced instructor, together with additional practice problems, sample tests and skill review exercise. MORE

LSAT  General advanced degree studies > LIVE ONLINE

LSAT is only offered live–online. All American Bar Association (ABA) Certified law schools require a valid LSAT score as part of the admissions process. This course is ideal for current undergraduates, recent graduates and anyone looking to apply to law school. The LSAT is a paper-based test that is administered annually. We recommend that students take the LSAT Test Prep class as close to their chosen exam date as possible. MORE

Undergraduate programs:

ACT preparation > ONLINE & FACE-to-FACE

ACT-online-starburstDesigned to raise student test scores! 

This unparalleled ACT® test preparation course readies students for all four sections of the ACT® test, plus the optional writing section. Students take official, retired ACT® pre- and post-tests to determine strengths and weaknesses. Qualified instructors work directly with students to work through this comprehensive preparation program. Preparing for the ACT can increase test scores that are important for gaining acceptance into your college of choice and for expanding your scholarship opportunities.

This course is designed to complement area high schools' preparatory programs.

This program provides 12 hours of instruction in: writing strategies to assist you in the essay part of the ACT® test; orientation to the ACT® and its four parts; opportunity to take diagnostic assessments; instruction in all four areas; test-taking strategies for each of the components and for the entire test; practice with printed materials where test-taking tips can be applied and reinforced and interactive skill drills in deficit areas as measured by the diagnostic test.

Course materials are provided by Cambridge Educational Services, the leader in test preparation. MORE