Free GRE Prep Test Open to General Public, 8-Week Course Also Available

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is the most widely accepted measure of a student’s readiness for graduate-level work and is a critical part of the graduate admissions process.

On Saturday, Feb. 1, RIC will hold a free GRE Practice Exam at 10 a.m. in Gaige Hall 168. A free GRE Strategy Session will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. in Craig-Lee Hall 052.

For in-depth preparation, an eight-week GRE Prep Course will be offered Thursdays, Feb. 20-April 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Craig-Lee Hall 052 for $999. RIC students receive a discounted price of $899. RIC students who fall within specific guidelines may be eligible for a scholarship for the full cost of the course.

Proctored and computer-based, the GRE Practice Exam provides a skills assessment and detailed performance report to give exam-takers a sense of how they would score on the actual test. Participants also receive personalized tips on needed areas of improvement. All attendees receive a free Graduate Admissions Guide with information on how to gain admittance to graduate programs.

The GRE Strategy Session provides valuable information about preparing for the test. It also offers general information about the GRE, study tips and examples of typical GRE exam questions. Attendees will also have an opportunity to walk through several sample exam questions.

The eight-week GRE Prep Course will be offered with live in-class instruction by a Princeton Review instructor.

For scholarship information to cover the full cost of the course, RIC students are asked to contact RIC’s Office of Professional Studies and Continuing Education at 401-456-8091.

To register for the GRE Practice Test and the GRE Strategy Session, visit or contact Alex Ortiz, grad territory manager for The Princeton Review, at You may also reach Ortiz at 1-800-447-0254, ext. 1039. To register for the GRE Prep Course, Ortiz may be contaced via his email address or phone number listed above.

These offerings are sponsored by RIC’s Office of Graduate Studies, Career Development Center, Office of Professional Studies and Continuing Education and The Princeton Review.