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Test Preparation

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies offers classes and programs that prepare students for a variety of tests and exams.

Our classes and programs focus primarily on skills related to exam content, but also address test-taking strategies and skills.

S.T.E.P.S. to Success Test Prep

The S.T.E.P.S. to Success program provides test-taking techniques and subject reviews for PSAT and SAT exams. Periodically, the program also offers ACT exam review and preparation.

SHRM Learning System®

The SHRM Learning System is a SHRM-approved test preparation program for the SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® designation exams.

GIS Professional Certificate

The GIS Professional Certiticate program prepares graduates to sit for the Esri ArcGIS Desktop Entry certification.

Upcoming Courses

Courses

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Every week on Sunday, starting on 06/02/19 and ending on 06/09/19
This program for rising high school seniors helps college-bound students develop a plan to prepare their college applications. As many students struggle to begin collecting the components that make up the application packet, we'll get them started with their college applications and essays. Students will prepare an activity list, which can be turned into a résumé if they wish. In addition, they will organize all of their materials and information in an individualized reference binder.


Every morning, starting on 07/31/19 and ending on 08/03/19
Every afternoon, starting on 07/31/19 and ending on 08/03/19
Every morning, starting on 08/05/19 and ending on 08/08/19
Every afternoon, starting on 08/05/19 and ending on 08/08/19
Every morning, starting on 08/12/19 and ending on 08/15/19
Every afternoon, starting on 08/12/19 and ending on 08/15/19
Every morning, starting on 08/19/19 and ending on 08/22/19
Every afternoon, starting on 08/19/19 and ending on 08/22/19
Every afternoon, starting on 08/26/19 and ending on 08/29/19
Every morning, starting on 08/26/19 and ending on 08/29/19
Our uniquely designed and popular Weekend Workshops return! STEPS to SUCCESS workshops meet on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons. Tuition includes books, materials, lunch on Saturday at UR and refreshments on Sunday. Class sessions concentrate on the three major testing areas: Mathematics, Critical Reading, and Writing, with an introduction to the Essay. (Course designed for students 15 and older.)


Weekend days, starting on 5/25/19 and ending on 5/26/19 - Sat 9am-2:30pm, Sun 1-5:30pm, GOTW, Room C200
Our uniquely designed PSAT Prep course presents important techniques and tips for taking the test. We will cover what to expect in the Math and English sections, while practicing questions and reviewing the answer explanations. This is a great way to decrease text anxiety and gain valuable skills in a 'no pressure' class! Course is designed for students taking the test in October, who have not taken the PSAT before.


Every afternoon, starting on 08/05/19 and ending on 08/08/19
Our unique and specialized focus sessions provide intensive practice and review of the English questions on the SAT, as well as an introduction to the essay. Learn tips, strategies, and techniques to help best prepare for test day. Book and materials provided. (One-week session includes 8 hours of prep.)


Every day, starting on 07/22/19 and ending on 07/25/19
Every day, starting on 08/05/19 and ending on 08/08/19
Our unique and specialized focus sessions provide intensive practice and review of the math questions on the SAT. Learn tips, strategies, and techniques to help best prepare for test day. Book and materials provided. (One-week session includes 8 hours of prep.)


Every morning, starting on 07/15/19 and ending on 07/18/19
Every morning, starting on 07/29/19 and ending on 08/01/19
Our uniquely designed and popular summer workshops return! In these sessions you will learn and practice important test-taking strategies and techniques to lower your test anxiety and give you a solid foundation. Our highly experienced educators teach how to approach questions in all areas: Mathematics, Critical Reading, Writing, with an introduction to the Essay. All materials included with breakfast/snacks/refreshments daily. (One-week session includes 16 hours of prep.)


Every day, starting on 07/15/19 and ending on 07/18/19
Every day, starting on 07/22/19 and ending on 07/25/19
Every day, starting on 07/29/19 and ending on 08/01/19
Every day, starting on 08/05/19 and ending on 08/08/19
Every day, starting on 08/12/19 and ending on 08/15/19
We're setting the calculator aside for this class! This summer, practice high school math skills without the calculator. This new and innovative course led by Amy Maxey, Nationally Board Certified Math Faculty at Maggie Walker Governor's School, offers an excellent opportunity to review and work with fractions, factoring, simplifying radicals, and more. Join us for 'no-pressure' interactive math sessions, and step up your math game for the year ahead! (Pre-requisite: Algebra I.)


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