UW Women's Center

Lifelong Learning

Taking post-secondary education entrance exams can cause anxiety and have a lasting influence on a student’s future. We believe every student deserves an opportunity to succeed when entering undergraduate and/or graduate programs, regardless of their financial circumstances. For this reason, we offer year-round, low-cost SAT and GRE courses that address many common concerns, such as math anxiety and study skills in addition to test content.

SAT Prep classes

The SAT is a standardized test widely required by colleges and universities to assess an applicant’s potential for success. In today’s competitive atmosphere, you should not go into this test unprepared.

The goal of the SAT course is to prepare you for the SAT by reducing your anxiety, increasing confidence in your abilities, and arming you with practical and proven strategies. The SAT is a standardized test that becomes easier and more predictable with practice, preparation, and keen strategy. You will get to know the test from top to bottom, how it is scored, sectioned, timed, and designed. The focus will be on strategies that work, and you will get the chance to practice these strategies.

Registration closes one week before classes start.

Materials provided.

Spring Schedule

Thursday May 9th, 16th, 23rd from 5:30-8:30pm UW Seattle Campus Savery Hall Room 168


Tuesdays May 14th, 21st, and 28th from 4:30-7:30pm Othello UW Commons Conference Room  (4200 S. Othello St., Seattle, WA 98118)


Summer Schedule

August 6th, 7th & 8th from 1:00pm-4:00pm UW Seattle Campus, Room TBA

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August 6th, 7th & 8th from 5:30pm-8:30pm UW Seattle Campus, Room TBA

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GRE Prep Course

Our Graduate Record Examinations prep course offers a comprehensive introduction to the GRE. It provides an overview of the exam, covering its overall structure, the types of questions that students will encounter, the testing environment, and available tools. A substantial portion of the course is dedicated to providing students with means for maximizing their GRE scores; heavy focus is given to the academic content of the exam, methods for studying efficiently, and techniques that help to increase scores by taking advantage of the GRE’s design. Each of the various techniques is explained and reinforced by use in example.

For additional math support, see GRE Supplementary Math Review

For the GRE prep classes: We recommend purchasing the Princeton Review Cracking the GRE 2019 textbook to aid your GRE test prep.  The book includes 4 practice tests and we strongly encourage you to take a practice exam prior to your first class.

Spring class schedule:

Sundays April 28th, May 5th, 12th and 19th from 9:00am-2:00pm UW Seattle Campus SAV Room 136


Summer Schedule:

Saturday & Sunday August 3rd, 4th, 10th & 11th from 12:30-5:30pm UW Seattle Campus, Room TBA

Registration Opens May 27th


GRE Supplementary Math Review

The GRE Supplementary Mathematic Review is designed to help reacquaint test takers with the mathematical concepts that are found on the GRE. This session covers the basics of arithmetic, algebra, and geometry; and it goes into greater detail on many of the properties and relations that will be used in the comprehensive course. The Math Review is aimed at students who do not have regular exposure to mathematics in their day-to-day lives. In order to maintain focus on the mathematics that are prerequisite for success on the GRE, this session does not address either the structure of the GRE or techniques that are specifically tailored to GRE question-types.

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Refund Policy

  • A refund will be issued for any program, activity, or reservation that is cancelled for any reason by the UW Women’s Center (BPT processing fees are non-refundable)
  • A refund is available to any person who registers for a SAT or GRE prep class and requests a refund at least  7 days prior to the start of the first class (BPT processing fees are non-refundable)
  • No refunds for the any class will be issued once the class has started.