Test Prep Courses

LSAT, GRE and GMAT Test Prep Classes

Thinking about Law School, a Graduate Program or getting your MBA?


Increase your chances of getting into your first pick school and let your Alumni Association help get you there! The University at Albany Alumni Association now offers LSAT, GRE and GMAT test prep courses to help *UAlbany alumni and students prepare for law, graduate and business school admission tests. Best of all, these courses are now being offered at half the price of other national test prep courses. Classes are conveniently located at the Alumni House on the uptown campus and are taught by a UAlbany alumnus who has more than 20 years of experience teaching test preparation classes at numerous universities.

* Courses are also open to non-UAlbany alumni and students.

  • Class Schedules, Information, and Registration:
LSAT Schedule and Registration
GMAT Schedule and Registration
GRE Schedule and Registration 

Location:  All test prep courses will be held at the Alumni House at the University at Albany’s Uptown Campus located at 1400 Washington Avenue. Please visit maps and directions or call the Alumni Office at (518) 442-3080.

Classes are held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. with a 10-minute break. 

Parking: UAlbany students may park at the Dutch Lot across from the Alumni House. For non UAlbany students, please report to the Alumni House at 5:15 p.m.on the first session of class to obtain a parking pass or to receive instructions as to where to park.  Passes are $3 per day.

Course Materials:  Books, handouts and other materials are included in the course fee and will be handed out during the first session of class.  Registrants are encouraged to pick up course materials by 5:15 p.m.


LSAT Test Prep Information


Early Fall LSAT Test Prep

Early Fall Classes (Mon thru Fri)

An intensive one week class will be offered in early fall for those who plan to take the LSAT in Oct. 2014.  
The first day of class will be Monday, Sept. 15; students will meet daily through Friday, Sept. 19. 

 Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5
 9/15 9/16 9/17 9/18 9/18

 Class Times: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

COURSE FEES - UAlbany Students and Alumni Association Members: $495.00 if registered by 10/13/14
($595.00 after 10/13/14)
Non Members: $595.00 if registered by 10/13/14 ($695.00 after 10/13/14)

Registration will open Aug. 1, 2014.


LSAT Test Prep Fall 2014
Fall Classes (Mondays)

 Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5
 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17

 Class Times: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

COURSE FEES - UAlbany Students and Alumni Association Members: $495.00 if registered by 10/13/14
($595.00 after 10/13/14)
Non Members: $595.00 if registered by 10/13/14 ($695.00 after 10/13/14)

Registration will open Aug. 1, 2014.



LSAT Test Information:

1.  The LSAT currently contains:
- Three multiple-choice question types
- Reading Comprehension
- Logical Reasoning
- Analytical Reasoning
- Writing Sample

2. Tests are offered four times a year in October, December, February, and June. This course is designed to help you prepare for the LSAT.

3. Test registration and/or additional information:

To register: (215) 968-1001
E-mail: lsacinfo@LSAC.org
Website: http://www.LSAC.org/


Class Information:


The bulk of each test prep class is devoted to the review of one or more question types. Each class begins with a brief lecture, the length of which varies with the question type being examined. The instructor will then do a few problems as examples of how they should be approached. Problems will then be assigned for completion during the class. After the students have had an opportunity to complete the assignment, the questions will be discussed.

Because students tend to find Analytical Reasoning the most difficult question type, two classes are devoted to this question type. The Logical Reasoning lecture includes a discussion of the various logical fallacies. The Reading Comprehension lecture discusses how to approach such questions and discusses the psychological aspects of the test. During the final class, students will take an entire past LSAT exam. In addition, all in-class questions are taken from previous LSAT exams. Student questions are encouraged and respected.



GMAT Test Prep Fall 2014

Fall Classes (Tuesdays):
 Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5
 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18

 Class Times: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

COURSE FEES - UAlbany Students and Alumni Association Members: $495.00 if registered by 10/14/14
($595.00 after 10/14/14)
Non Members: $595.00 if registered by 10/14/14 ($695.00 after 10/14/14)

Registration will open Aug. 1, 2014.




 GMAT Test Information:
1. The GMAT currently contains:
- a multiple-choice math section
- problem solving 
- data sufficiency
- a multiple-choice verbal section
- reading comprehension
- logical reasoning
- sentence correction
- an analytical writing section
- analysis of an issue essay
- analysis of an argument essay.

2. The GMAT test is offered most days throughout the year, by appointment.

3. Test registration and/or additional information:

To register: 1-800-GMAT-NOW
Email: GMATCandidateServicesAmericas@pearson.com
Website: www.mba.com/mba/TaketheGMAT

Class Information: 

The bulk of each class is devoted to one or more question types. Each class begins with a brief lecture, the length of which varies with the question type being examined. The instructor will then do a few problems as examples of how they should be approached. Problems will then be assigned for completion during class. After the students have had an opportunity to complete the assignment, the questions will be discussed. Because the math section tests a knowledge of algebra and geometry, numerous topics from those two disciplines will be reviewed, such as equations, inequalities, factoring, radicals, circles, triangles, central angles, and inscribed angles. The problem solving class shows numerous strategies for attacking the questions. The data sufficiency class demonstrates an easy-to-follow method for answering this unusual question type. The logical reasoning class contains a discussion of numerous logical fallacies, which can also be employed on the argument essay. The sentence correction class reviews numerous grammatical rules tested on the exam. The reading comprehension lecture discusses how to approach reading comprehension questions and discusses the psychological aspects of the test. The analytical writing lecture discusses how to structure one’s essay for the exam and points out the crucial differences between the issue and argument writing tasks. Student questions are encouraged and respected.



GRE Test Prep Fall 2014

Fall Classes (Wednesdays):
 Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5
 10/15 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19

 Class Times: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

COURSE FEES - UAlbany Students and Alumni Association Members: $495.00 if registered by 10/8/14
($595.00 after 10/8/14)
Non Members: $595.00 if registered by 10/8/14 ($695.00 after 10/8/14)

Registration opens Aug 1, 2014.

GRE Test Information:

1. The GRE currently contains:
- a multiple-choice math section
- problem solving 
- quantitative comparisons
- graphs
- a multiple-choice verbal section
- reading comprehension
- antonyms
- analogies
- sentence completions
- an essay analytical writing section
- analysis of an issue essay 
- analysis of an argument essay

2. The GRE test is offered most days throughout the year, by appointment.

3. Test registration and/or additional information:
To register: 1-800-GRE-CALL
E-mail: gre-info@ets.org
Website: http://www.ets.org/gre

Class Information:
Each class begins with a brief lecture, the length of which varies with the question type being examined. The instructor will then do a few problems as examples of how they should be approached. Problems will then be assigned for completion in class. After the students have had an opportunity to complete the assignment, the questions will be discussed. Because the math section tests a knowledge of algebra and geometry, numerous topics from those two disciplines will be reviewed, such as equations, inequalities, factoring, radicals, circles, triangles, central angles, and inscribed angles. The problem solving class shows numerous strategies for attacking the questions. The quantitative comparisons class demonstrates the correct approach to this unique question type. The reading comprehension lecture discusses the timing aspects of the question type and the psychological aspects of the test. Students will get hands-on instruction doing antonym, analogy, and sentence completion problems. The analytical writing lecture discusses how to structure one’s essay for the exam, points out the crucial differences between the issue and essay writing tasks, and contains a discussion of numerous logical fallacies, which can be helpful on the issue and argument writing tasks. Student questions are encouraged and respected.



Test Prep Instructor: Mr. George DeLuca '76
Mr. DeLuca '76 graduated from New York Law School in 1982
- Cum Laude, Law Review


Test Prep Teaching Experience:
1982-1990 -- LSAT, GMAT and GRE Test Prep instructor at BAR/BRI
1990-2003, 2005 -- LSAT, GMAT and GRE Test Prep instructor
at Baruch College
1998-2005 -- LSAT, GMAT and GRE Test Prep instructor at Fordham University
2001- 2006-- SAT Test Prep instructor for the Kaufman Tutoring Service
2003-2007 -- GRE Test Prep instructor at Lehman College
2003-present -- LSAT, GMAT and GRE Test Prep instructor at UAlbany


 



Testimonials

"The LSAT test prep offered by the UA Alumni Association allowed me to be able to walk into the room on test day with confidence. The instructor was exceptional and could break down the material in a digestible way that no instructor from other prep organizations I visited could. Preparing for graduate programs can be expensive, but with this course being half the price of the competitors, it is a great investment that makes big payoffs. Your wallet will be happy and so will you when you see your test results!" - Tom McCarty

"Helped a lot." - Sean Moran, UAlbany 

"Knew the test very well." - Greg Wagenaar, UAlbany

"Helped me learn all the little things & techniques that can be used to help on test day, like the importance of  timing & process of choosing the best answer.  This class was very helpful & informative." - Tatyana Selyuzhitskaya, UAlbany

"Very informative & helpful. Explanations were very thorough & informative. Thanks!" - Michelle DiBenedetto 

"Well done." - Kevin Hornbeck, UAlbany 

"The instructor was very helpful." - Christopher Smith, UAlbany

"The course was a great investment. Not only did it meet all my expectations, it was also very affordable. The course taught me the strategies to be successful on the GMAT. I would recommend it to a friend. " - Michael Greene."

“The class has been a great resource. It covered all the necessary material and gave useful information on how to successfully prepare for and maximize my GMAT test results. The instructor was very knowledgeable about the test materials and specifics. He has always made himself available for any questions and thoroughly explained complex tasks. I feel more confident in my ability to successfully pass my GMAT test. This has been an excellent class.” - Alisa Serdyuk

The instructor was “very insightful and helpful in explaining the test at large. I’ll be taking the test (LSAT) in September, using my entire summer to prepare for it. This practice helped me understand my weaknesses…” - Niall Patterson

"I found the UAlbany Alumni Association Test Prep course to be a wonderful learning experience . . .The classroom environment was relaxed and easy going, which gives a great opportunity for hands on learning and allows students to ask a variety of questions in order to effectively grasp the material. All our questions were answered promptly and accurately and the class successfully prepared me for the GMAT exam. The professor was very friendly and insightful. I would recommend UAlbany's Test Prep courses to anyone looking to further their education." - Keven Daly '05

"I've taken other much more expensive, name brand courses which do not offer the material coverage and content knowledge that this course offers." - Ed McNamara '03

Instructor was great, kept my attention. - Brian Stonaker UAlbany

Very helpful – helped me understand test (GRE) organization, and basic math skills that have long been forgotten have been refreshed. - Megan Zacher 

Helpful and good materials. - Chelsea Norton, UAlbany

All great and helpful! - Natanya Housman, UAlbany
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The course was not at all what I expected, but for that I am grateful. I appreciated how much strategy and insight into the make up of the GMAT was taught. 
- Georgia Wohnsen, UAlbany 

I thought the professor was great. He made the class enjoyable and helped with understanding the content. - Joshua Cohen, UAlbany

Everything was great. Worth the money. - Chris Meenan

The instructor kept my attention and the course was helpful in letting me know what to expect and hopefully will improve my score on the GRE. - Margaret Cowan, UAlbany

Helped me learn all the little things & techniques that can be used to help on test day, like the importance of timing & process of choosing the best answer. This class was very helpful & informative. - Tatyana Selyuzhitskaya, UAlbany

Very informative & helpful. Explanations were very thorough & informative. Thanks! - Michelle DiBenedetto

Useful advice about what to expect on the GRE.  - Alyssa Mooney, UAlbany

Helpful & experienced instructor. - Umang Sharma, UAlbany

The instructor was good. I wish we could have spent more time. - Christine Hoffman, UAlbany

The course & instructor were very helpful. I’m sure I will do well on the test. The price for this Test Prep is great. Without the discount I wouldn’t be able to afford it; it’s so good in fact that I drive from Mount Vernon, NY to attend the class. - Claire Taylor, UAlbany

The course helped me a lot, especially with the math part. The teacher was very knowledgeable and helpful. - Amy Overstrom, UAlbany

"Knowledgeable, held my attention for 4 hrs." - Sarah Morrell UAlbany

"I was very happy with the instructor. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. He presented very interesting and applicable test strategies." - Dan Smith UAlbany

Instructor was enthusiastic and very clear. Course was helpful & informative. - Lindsay Goldenberg UAlbany

"This course was extremely helpful to me; a great value compared to expensive Kaplan courses." - Matthew Boutin UAlbany

"Excellent." - John Barrett UAlbany

"It was very helpful. . . thank you."  - Joanna Vergara-Hendrix UAlbany 

"Good." - Christopher Flowers UAlbany

"Instructor was very clear and understandable." - Evan Ginsberg UAlbany

"Excellent." - Arnob Kundu. UAlbany

"Excellent." - Marc Quail 

"Instructor did a good job making 4-hour class interesting with his enthusiasm." - Shazli Choudhury UAlbany



 
 


Test Prep Course Policies

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation refunds will be made (minus $100.00 non-refundable registration fee) when notification is received prior to the beginning of classes. After the beginning of classes, refunds only will be made (minus $180.00 non-refundable registration fee) when notification is received prior to the beginning of the second scheduled class.

Snow / Emergency Class Cancellation
In the event that normally scheduled UAlbany academic classes are cancelled due to inclement weather, the UAlbany test prep courses will also be suspended. Cancelled classes will be made up on the next normally scheduled class date and additional weeks will be added until all classes have been held.

(518) 442-SNOW (7669) is the University at Albany, State University of New York weather condition hot line. By calling this number you will be provided with the current status of class activity which may change from normal to special condition in the event of a snow or other weather related condition. Please call this number, day or night, to keep informed of any weather related changes in class schedules. When possible the following link will be updated with current information: http://www.albany.edu/main/snow/snow_today.html

The UAlbany GRE, GMAT and LSAT Test Prep courses are conveniently reached by car from: Colonie, Rensselaer, Troy, Saratoga and Schenectady. The courses are open to all students, including those from Adirondack Community College, Albany Law School, College of Saint Rose, Empire State College, Hudson Valley Community College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Russell Sage College, Siena College, The Sage Colleges and Union College.



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