Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Preparation Workshop

When: May 11-13, 2020

Workshop cost: $150

In lieu of outright postponing or cancelling this workshop due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are preparing to offer this event remotely from May 11-13 at the same scheduled time.  Please check back frequently for updates.

The Office of Student Success Programs (SSP) will offer assistance to students who are preparing to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).  This intensive, small-group seminar is designed to help test-takers brush up on their test taking skills, review materials for the verbal and quantitative sections of the exam, and practice by taking full length practice tests. You do not have to be an SSP participant or University of Memphis student to participate.  This workshop will be offered at a very nominal cost for non-SSP participants.  Refunds may be requested up to 24 hours prior to the first workshop session.  No refunds will be authorized once the workshop begins. To ensure maximum effectiveness, participants should plan to complete pre-work activities, attend all group sessions, and complete post-workshop activities.


  • The first session will be held on Monday, May 11th (8:30-12:30 p.m.) with a general overview, structure, and components of the exam itself, and general test taking strategies.  This will be followed by a full-length practice test.
  • Tuesday, May 12th will be a full day (8:30-4:30 p.m.), consisting of review and practice for the verbal and quantitative sections.
  • The final session on Wednesday, May 13th (8:30-12:30 p.m.) will focus on quantitative reasoning and an in-depth introduction to analytical writing.  This final session will conclude with a final GRE practice examination.  An optional Analytical Writing practice will be held from 1-2:00 p.m.

Other information:

If you are an undergraduate senior, you may be eligible for the GRE fee reduction program, which would reduce the cost of taking the actual examination. Visit the UofM Financial Aid Office for details.

Considering Law School? Your GRE score can be used for admission in lieu of the LSAT at some schools.  View a list here.

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Important note to test-takers:

Individuals can take the GRE general test (computer and paper-based) only once every 21 days, and no more than five times within any continuous rolling 12 month period (365 days).  This applies even if the test taker canceled his or her scores on a test taken previously.  Individuals who take the paper-based GRE test can take the tests as often as they are offered.