GMAT and GRE Preparation

The purpose of the GMAT® is to measure the academic abilities needed to succeed in graduate management education. Millions of people from all around the world and from a variety of backgrounds have successfully tackled this test. With a little preparation, you will conquer the GMAT® too!

What to Expect
The GMAT® measures endurance and ability to focus, test taking skills and problem-solving abilities. It assesses basic verbal, mathematical and analytical writing skills. The test is divided into three main sections: the Analytical Writing Assessment, the Quantitative section and the Verbal section.

Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA)
The GMAT® starts with AWA, a blend of Analysis of an Issue and Analysis of an Argument. Length: 60 minutes; 30 minutes per essay.

Optional Five-Minute Break

Quantitative Section
Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving are measured. The section consists of 37 multiple-choice questions. Length: 75 minutes.

Optional Five-Minute Break

Verbal Section
Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning and Sentence Correction are evaluated. The section consists of 41 multiple-choice questions. Length: 75 minutes.

GMAT® Information
For more information about the GMAT® or to register for the test, visit or call 1-800-717-GMAT.
Preparation Techniques for the GMAT at the Rockford University Learning Center

16 Hour GMAT Preparation Session Winter 2014 workshop
Monday, January 27
5:00 -7:00 p.m.
Monday, February 3
5:00 -7:00 p.m.
Monday, February 10
5:00 -7:00 p.m.
Monday, February 17
5:00 -7:00 p.m.
Monday, March 3
5:00 -7:00 p.m.
Monday, March 10
5:00 -7:00 p.m.
Monday, March 7
5:00 -7:00 p.m.

Register for the GMAT Preparation Session by emailing  or phoning
815-226-4087. Class size is limited to 15.

  • Mathematics/Sciences: Mr. Gary Soper   815-226-4087
  • Verbal sections/analytical writing: Mrs. Carol Carbone  815-226-4087

Required Text:           Cracking the GMAT (Proven Techniques from Test – Prep Experts)
                                     Princeton Review, 2014 Edition

  • Purchase 2014 Edition Text before January 27 at any bookstore or on-line.
  • Attend all sessions
  • Do out of class GMAT practices at home/some on-line at Princeton
  • Pay fee before January  27, 2014 (RC Student no fee - Non-RC student 100.00) 

Register early because there is a class limit of 15 students. 
Place:    Rockford University
              5050 East State Street
              Starr Science Building - Room 114

You may register for the 17-hour review by calling 815-226-4087 or e-mail
Preparation Techniques for the GRE
Monday, April 1, 2013
5-7:00 p.m.
Monday, April 8, 2013 5-7:00 p.m.
Monday, April 15, 2013 5-7:00 p.m.
Monday, April 22, 2013 5-7:00 p.m.
Monday, April 29, 2013 5-7:00 p.m.
Monday, May 6, 2013 5-7:00 p.m.
Monday, May 13, 2013 5-7:00 p.m.
Monday, May 20, 2013 5-7:00 p.m.
Register for the GRE Preparation Session by emailing or phoning


Mathematics/Sciences:                      Mr. Louie Jurisch 815-226-4087
Verbal Sections/Analytical Writing:     Mr. Clare Landry 815-226-4087
Required Text:       Cracking the New GRE (Proven Techniques for a Higher Score)
                               Princeton Review, 2013 Edition 

  • Purchase 2013 Edition Text before October 29,2012  at any bookstore or on-line.
  • Attend all sessions
  • Do out of class GRE Practices at home/some on-line at Princeton
  • Pay fee on or at  1st session. (RC Student $50.00 - Non-RC student  $100.00)
Enrollment is limited to 15 students.  

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