Test Preparation

GMAT Preparation Course – Online

For students preparing for the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), this online course provides effective test taking strategies, access to official tests, and exposure to an official, retired GMAT exam. Topics covered include math ability problem-solving, reading comprehension, analytical writing assessment, and critical reasoning. Course fee includes four months of web access, an adaptive CD-ROM, and a book of official GMAT tests.

Dates: Self-paced; students may start at any time, must be completed within five months of start date
Class No. (will be assigned)
Units: Non-credit
Fee: $299
Instructor: Cambridge Education Services

Registration instructions.

GRE Preparation Course – Online

Are you ready for the new GRE? Be prepared to review the new exam by focusing on math, logic, and verbal skills needed to ace the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Emphasis is placed on analytical writing, verbal and quantitative skills. The course will also focus on identifying question types, test-taking strategies and working with sample questions that reflect the new test format. Course fee includes four months of web access, and the official GRE guide (with CD-ROM).

Dates: Self-paced; students may start at any time, must be completed within five months of start date
Class No. (will be assigned)
Units: Non-credit
Fee: $299
Instructor: Cambridge Education Services

Registration instructions.

LSAT Preparation Course – Online

This four-month web course is designed to help students of all ability levels prepare for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The online course provides a guided and customized plan to help you identify your test-taking strengths and offers helpful strategies to address your weaknesses. In addition to a complete review of all LSAT content by subject and question-type, this self-study course prepares you to maximize your performance on test day. Emphasis is placed on Cambridge’s Six-Step Approach to score improvements, including diagnostic testing, essential basic skills review, necessary test-taking strategies, valuable practice test reinforcement—all of which will assist you in the development of your own personal study plan. Course fee includes four months of web access, an adaptive CD-ROM, as well as a book of official LSAT exams.

Dates: Self-paced; students may start at any time, must be completed within five months of start date
Class No. (will be assigned)
Units: Non-credit
Fee: $299
Instructor: Cambridge Education Services

Registration instructions.

SAT Preparation Course – Online

Designed to help prepare you for the SAT, this online course provides a guided personalized plan that identifies your test-taking strengths and offers helpful strategies to address your weaknesses. In addition to a complete review of SAT content by subject and question-type, this self-study course prepares you to maximize your performance on test day. Emphasis is placed on Cambridge’s Six-Step approach to score improvements which includes diagnostic testing, basic skills review, test-taking strategies, practice test reinforcement, and development of your own personal study plan. Course fee includes four months of web access, an adaptive CD-ROM, and two official SAT exams.

Dates: Self-paced; students may start at any time, must be completed within five months of start date
Class No. (will be assigned)
Units: Non-credit
Fee: $299
Instructor: Cambridge Educational Services

Registration instructions.

DQE Workshop/Exam (Departmental Qualification Exam) – Web-enhanced

The Departmental Qualification Exam (DQE) is a language assessment tool used by the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism. It covers areas such as spelling, punctuation, plurals and possessives, confusing words, agreement, and pronoun case. 

Successful completion is required of students before they can enroll in MCJ Department writing and editing courses. A workshop reviewing DQE topics will be offered the first Saturday of each session. The exam will be offered on the second Saturday of each session. A photo ID is required.

Note:  Passing the DQE is a prerequisite for seven MCJ skills courses, including MCJ 10 & MCJ 102W.

For further information, contact instructor Faith Sidlow Soares-Wilson at fmsidlow@csufresno.edu.

You may download the registration form (PDF).

Session I

  • Two Saturdays • Workshop: August 16, 2014, from 9 a.m. to noon; Exam: August 23, 2014, from 9 to 10 a.m.
  • Location:  Science II Building, Room 109
  • Class No. 80119 – $50 non-credit course (NO CASH ACCEPTED)
  • PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY FRIDAY, August 8, 2014. NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION.

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Session II

  • Two Saturdays • Workshop: October 25, 2014, from 9 a.m. to noon; Exam: November 1, 2014, from 9 to 10 a.m.
  • Location:  Engineering East Building, Room 191
  • Class No. 80120 – $50 non-credit course (NO CASH ACCEPTED)
  • PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY FRIDAY, October 17, 2014. NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION.