GRE bootcamp

Events and Opportunities

The Apply-a-Thon

The Apply-a-thon is a virtual event  where students who are currently applying to graduate school will have the opportunity to work on different aspects of the application, particularly the online forms and the statements. Each participant will be reimbursed for one (1) application fee up to $125. 

Date: Saturday, November 6 from 10am-2pm on Zoom

Eligibility: must be current student who is applying to graduate school this cycle, to start graduate school in Fall 2022. A small number of alumni can participate, too, so register now!

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OEOES Summer Research Fellowship

The OEOES Summer Research Fellowship is a 10-week summer research program that allows students to develop and conduct a research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor. It is intended to introduce students to independent research and help prepare them for graduate or law school. We welcome applicants from all majors and fields; however, priority will be given to applicants whose research explores the following topics: civic engagement, higher education, transfer and re-entry, student experience, underrepresented student populations. Participants receive a stipend to support their full-time research. 

Eligibility: 

  • Must be a continuing student (alumni are not eligible).  Seniors who aren't graduating in spring and juniors are prioritized. 
  • 3.0 GPA. If you don't have a 3.0 GPA, you may still apply and explain why your GPA isn't a good indicator of your academic potential. 
  • Must be in good academic standing.
  • Little to no independent research experience. 
  • Must be available to work full-time on research (cannot be taking summer classes or working) during the duration of the program, June 29-September 4.
  • You do not need to have identified a faculty mentor at the time of application; we will help you connect with a mentor if you are accepted to the program. 

The application for summer 2021 is closed! Thank you for your interest.


Summer GRE Prep 

Pre-Grad/Law Advising offers 2 GRE prep programs every summer. 

Eligibility: Our prep programs are offered to current UC Davis students as well as alumni. For both programs, we prioritize students who will be applying to grad school in the coming cycle. As the GRE isn't always required, please check with the programs you're interested in before applying!

Description: Our programs are not-for-credit and free of cost, except for purchasing the textbook. Participants who successfully complete the program by attending all the live sessions and reporting their scores on the diagnostic and practice exams will receive a partial fee waiver for the GRE.

Please check back in March 2022 for information about Summer 2022!


Statement of Purpose Writing Program

Are you applying to graduate school in the fall and need to write your statement of purpose but don't know where to start? Join us for a remote writing program where you start the statement from scratch! The pre-grad advisor will facilitate the program and provide a framework to write the statement. 

Eligibility: Students or alumni who are applying to Master's or Ph.D programs in any field; there is a separate program for the personal statement for law school. The program will be most useful to those who have identified specific programs of interest by the time the boot camp begins, so that they can target their statements. 

Description: During the first week, we will meet as a group from 9-10am and 11am-12pm, with solo writing time between 10-11am. You will also have writing exercises and assignments to complete in the afternoon/evening. During the second week, you will meet 1-1 twice for 30 minutes with a writing coach to receive feedback on full drafts on your statement. 

Please check back in March 2022 for information about Summer 2022!


Personal Statement for Law School Writing Program

Are you applying to law school in the fall and need to write your personal statement but don't know where to start? Join us for a remote writing program where you start the statement from scratch! The pre-grad/law advisor will facilitate the program and provide a framework to write the statement.

Eligibility: Students or alumni who are applying to law school; there is a separate program for the statement of purpose for grad school. 

Description: During the first week, we will meet as a group from 9-10am and 11am-12pm, with solo writing time between 10-11am. You will also have writing exercises and assignments to complete in the afternoon/evening. During the second week, you will meet 1-1 twice with a writing coach to receive feedback on full drafts on your statement.

Please check back in March 2022 for information about Summer 2022!