Rhode Island College, Office of College Communications and Marketing, News Release


CONTACT:  Laura Hart, 401-456-8977, lhart@ric.edu
                       Gita Brown, 401-456-8465, gbrown@ric.edu


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island College, in partnership with The Princeton Review, will hold a free Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Practice Exam on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. in Gaige Hall 168, at 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave. A separate 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. Pre-registration is required for these offerings.

Sponsored by RIC¹s Office of Graduate Studies, Career Development Center and Office of Professional Studies and Continuing Education, these offerings are designed to assist in the graduate admissions process. RIC offers 35 nationally recognized graduate degree programs, including those in the fields of health care and finance, which have the highest percentages of new job openings in the state. A critical part of the admissions process is an official report of GRE scores or the Miller¹s Analogies Test.

Proctored and computer-based, the GRE Practice Exam provides a skills assessment and detailed performance report, so exam-takers can get 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 expert instructor. RIC students who fall within specific guidelines may be eligible for a scholarship for the full cost of the course. For scholarship information, RIC students are asked to contact RIC¹s Office of Professional Studies and Continuing Education at 401-456-8091.

To register for the GRE Practice Test and the GRE Strategy Session, visit http://bit.ly/ricgre2014 or contact Alex Ortiz, grad territory manager for The Princeton Review, at AOrtiz@review.com. You may also reach Ortiz at 1-800-447-0254, ext. 1039. To register for the GRE Prep Course, contact Ortiz via the email address or phone number listed above.

To learn more about RIC graduate programs, visit http://www.ric.edu/graduatestudies/