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Continuing Education
Phone: 715-425-3256

Contact Us

Continuing Education
Phone: 715-425-3256

About Our Classes

UW-River Falls offers a variety of test preparation courses in partnership with Educational Testing Consultants, a leader in higher education test preparation. Each year, we help high school and college students reach their academic goals through a proven curriculum, helpful workbooks, online tools and highly trained, top-quality instructors. Classes are offered synchronously in a live-online virtual classroom that provides the opportunity to interact in real-time with instructors.

We also offer customized test prep classes for schools, nonprofit organizations and community groups. If you are an academic adviser, program director, admissions department or community leader and would like more information about our custom programs or to schedule a presentation, please contact Angela Whitaker, program manager, at 715-425-3261 or

Standardized test scores on the ACT, LSAT, GMAT and GRE can play a significant role in determining the future of your education. Standardized tests help determine your admission status and are often used in awarding merit-based scholarships, grants, fellowships and assistantships. Your selected college or university admissions office will tell you which exam may be required or recommended with your application.


What We Offer

The ACT measures critical reasoning skills by testing math and verbal concepts that students have developed over time. It is comprised of four main sections: English, Reading, Mathematics and Science. There is also an optional Writing section. Students generally take the ACT during their junior year of high school. This course is ideal for rising juniors that may be taking the test for the first time, students that have already taken the exam but wish to improve their score, and younger students wanting extra preparation.

Curriculum includes the following:

Math Topics:

  • Practice solution techniques for problems containing variables
  • Learn efficient approaches to complicated multi-step problems
  • Discover tactics for translating difficult word problems into equations

English Topics:

  • Identify correct idiomatic speech in sentence correction problems
  • Understand the basic concepts of rhetorical construction
  • Learn which grammar errors are most frequently tested

Reading Topics:

  • Understand which part of the passage to read for reading comprehension questions
  • Recognize the difference between global and local test items
  • Identify passages written from the journalistic and engaged perspectives

Science Reasoning Topics:

  • Identify parameters for test items involving graphs and charts
  • Interpolate or extrapolate answers from data given in tables
  • Recognize the point of an experiment in research summary items

General Test-Taking Topics:

  • Use the process of elimination
  • Master time management skills
  • Minimize test anxiety
  • Identify common distractors

Considering an MBA? Our GMAT test preparation program provides a thorough review of all tested math and verbal skills. Case studies involving real test questions help to reinforce the connection between the various skills and the ways they are tested on the GMAT. Our professional instructors will help you understand each section of the GMAT, dissect each item type and develop a comprehensive plan for test day success.

Quantitative Test topics:

  • Strategies for handling math questions in the challenging data sufficiency format
  • Approaches to math questions presented in abstract form
  • Tactics for translating difficult real-world word problems into algebraic expressions or equations
  • Review of the mathematical concepts tested in each of the GMAT quantitative formats

Verbal Test Topics:

  • Spotting correct idiomatic speech in sentence completion problems
  • Understanding the key components of arguments in critical reasoning problems
  • Answering reading comprehension questions quickly, without reading the entire passage

Integrated Reasoning Topics:

  • Interpreting data from tables, graphs, text and other sources
  • Dealing with multiple questions about the same data
  • Analyzing data from multiple columns for Two-Part Analysis questions

General Topics:

  • Utilizing the process of elimination
  • Mastering time management skills
  • Minimizing test anxiety
  • Identifying common distractors

Seeking a graduate degree? Our GRE test preparation program covers each of the three main sections of the GRE revised General exam - Analytical Writing, Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning. You will learn about the test format and prepare for all of the question types you are likely to encounter on the GRE. Our program provides expert insight into each topic to help you achieve your goal score.

Quantitative Test Topics:

  • Solution strategies, both for quantitative comparison and for multiple choice problems
  • Tips for breaking complex word problems into small, manageable parts
  • Tips for turning geometry diagrams into solvable equations
  • Review of the math concepts frequently tested on the exam

Verbal Test Topics:

  • Solving problems when you don't know the vocabulary
  • Answering reading comprehension questions quickly, without reading the entire passage
  • Using comparison and contrast clues to solve sentence completion problems

General Topics:

  • Solving "Multiple Right Answer" questions
  • Utilizing the process of elimination
  • Mastering time management skills
  • Minimizing test anxiety
  • Identifying common distractors

Additionally, strategies for the analytical writing section are outlined and sample prompts with accompanying essays are discussed.

Considering an effective law school preparation program? Our LSAT prep class covers every aspect of the LSAT in complete detail, offering concrete techniques for solving even the most challenging items on the test. Special attention is paid to learning how to recognize and set up logic games in the analytical reasoning section.

Logical Reasoning Topics:

  • Strategies for evaluating an argument’s structure and quality
  • Easy-to-apply strategies for solving each type of logical reasoning question 
  • Logical concepts, including inferences involving conditional statements and the key tool of counterexamples 
  • An overview of the most common fallacies found in logical reasoning flaw questions 

Reading Comprehension Topics:

  • A full description of reading comprehension passage types
  • A step-by-step approach to questions that concern the passage as a whole 
  • Identifying key words in the question that indicate how to use the passage to find the correct answer 
  • Recognizing the correct answer after narrowing the choices down to two

Test-Taking Strategies:

  • Utilizing the process of elimination 
  • Mastering time-management skills 
  • Minimizing test anxiety 
  • Identifying common distractors 
Register Today
UW-River Falls test preparation courses are offered in partnership with Educational Testing Consultants.
To be notified of upcoming classes and workshops or to ask a question, contact:
Angela Whitaker, Program Manager

System Requirements

UWRF Test Prep classes use Adobe Connect, a free browser plug-in. All you need is a high-speed internet connection and speakers or headphones.

Course materials will be delivered directly to your home. We recommend registering at least four (4) business days in advance of the class start date to ensure timely delivery of your student package. 

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Withdrawal and Refunds

A participant must withdraw in writing, as received by mail, fax or email, to be eligible for a partial refund. Withdrawals received earlier than seven calendar days before the start of the class will receive a refund less a processing fee. No refunds will be issued for withdrawals received later than seven calendar days before the start of the class. See our Noncredit Payment Policy.