Test Prep

ACT Test Preparation

Northern Illinois University once again announces our spring ACT test prep opportunities for 2019. The NIU ACT Test Preparation program provides individualized attention in a small classroom setting and offers students a chance to prepare themselves for the ACT test. NIU's ACT program covers reading and science reasoning, math and English.

Schedule

Check back later for ACT test prep schedule.

Costs

The registration fee of $249 includes instruction, book, pre and post-test and retired ACT tests (it does not include registration to take the actual ACT test).

Questions? Contact NIU Continuing and Professional Education at 815-753-5200 or pietrowski@niu.edu.

SAT Test Preparation

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), a three-hour test, measures verbal and mathematical reasoning skills students have developed over time and skills they need to be successful academically. Many colleges and universities use the SAT as one indicator among others-class rank, high school GPA, extracurricular activities, personal essay, and teacher recommendations-of a student's readiness to do college-level work. SAT scores are compared with the scores of other applicants, and the accepted scores at an institution, and can be used as a basis for awarding merit-based financial aid.

The SAT is scored on a scale of 200-800 and is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. The test is administered several times a year.

The NIU SAT Test Preparation program provides individualized attention in a small classroom setting and offers students a chance to prepare themselves for the SAT test. NIU's SAT program covers math (calculator and no calculator, writing and language arts, and reading).

Schedule

Check back later for SAT test prep schedule.

Costs

The registration fee of $249 includes instruction, book, pre and post-test and retired SAT tests (it does not include registration to take the actual SAT test).

Questions? Contact NIU Continuing and Professional Education at 815-753-5200 or pietrowski@niu.edu.

GRE Test Preparation

Your Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores heavily influence your ability to get into the graduate school of your choice.

Review Segments

Verbal Reasoning

The Verbal Reasoning section measures your ability to analyze and draw conclusions from discourse; reason from incomplete data; understand the meanings of words, sentences and entire texts; understand relationships among words, sentences and entire texts; understand relationships among words and among concepts. Your GRE instructor will guide you through the various types of questions you will encounter, teach you strategies for finding the best answer, and provide tips on developing your vocabulary.

Analytical Writing (Essay)

The GRE requires the writing of two essays: one developing an issue, and one developing an argument. Your instructor will explain the difference between these two essay types, discuss how these essays are scored, and present strategies for approaching and composing each essay.

Mathematical Skills

This section tests your knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, weighted averages, proportions, factoring polynomials, and more. The GRE instructor will teach you strategies so you can apply these concepts to the various problem types you will encounter on the test.

Schedule

Fall 2019 registration is now open.

Cost

The registration fee is $445 or $395 if paid one week before class and includes a comprehensive workbook, several actual previous test questions and small classroom instruction.

Note: NIU student, alumni and employee rate for the GRE Test Prep is $395 or $345 if paid at least one week before class.

GRE Test Prep Registration

Questions? Contact NIU Continuing and Professional Education at 815-753-5200 or pietrowski@niu.edu.

GMAT Review

Review Segments

Reading Comprehension

This section of the test measures your ability to understand what you read. The GMAT Review instructor will guide you with certain tachniques to enhance your knowledge and insight.

Critical Reasoning

This review of logical reasoning will help you identify conclusions, dicover hidden assumptions, and critically evaluate the strengths or weaknesses of an argument.

Mathematical Skills

This section tests your knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, weighted averages, proportions, factoring polynomials, and more. The instructor will teach you strategies so you can apply these concepts to the word problems you will see on the test.

Sentence Structure

It has probably been a long time since you last studied grammar, but this review helps you avoid the grammatical and verbal traps that will be on this section of the test.

Spring 2019 Schedule

We will not be offering the GMAT this spring.

Cost

  • $545 ($495 if registered one week before the first class)
  • $445 for NIU students, alumni and employees ($395 if registered one week before the first class)

Note: Registration cannot be confirmed without payment.

Fee includes comprehensive workbook and several actual previous exams.

*Book will be distributed during first class session.

LSAT Test Preparation

Your Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) can critically influence your ability to get into law school.

Review Segments

Reading Comprehension

This section of the test measures your ability to understand what you read. The LSAT Review instructor will guide you with certain techniques to enhance your knowledge and insight.

Logical Reasoning

The review of logical reasoning will help you identify conclusions, discover hidden assumptions, and critically evaluate the strengths or weakness of an argument.

Analytical Reasoning

If you don't have a strategy, this section of the test will be difficult-if not impossible. In this part of the review, you will learn strategies for diagramming and coding conditions to solve problems and draw correct conclusions.

Writing Sample

You will be given a system for generating ideas on a surprise topic, so you can skillfully express and support the position you take.

Spring 2019 Schedule

Instructor

Greg C. Anderson, J.D., Director of Career Opportunities and Development, NIU College of Law

Cost

  • $445, or $395 if paid one week before class
    • NIU student, alumni and employee rates is $395 or $345 if paid at least one week before class.

Tuition includes comprehensive workbook and several actual previous tests.

LSAT Test Prep Register

Questions? Contact NIU Continuing and Professional Education at 815-753-5200 or pietrowski@niu.edu.

Contact Us

NIU Continuing and Professional Education
148 N 3rd St.
DeKalb, IL

815-753-5200
NIUCPE@niu.edu

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