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Summer GRE Prep

Are you applying to graduate school and need to take the GRE? Pre-Grad Advising offers summer GRE prep!  Our 2019 programs are free and the textbook will be provided. We anticipate having space for 25-30 students per program. Both current UC Davis students and alumni are eligible and priority will be given to students applying this coming cycle (Fall 2019). Applications are due by April 15th at 11:59 pm. Only completed applications, including the 500-word personal statement, will be considered. See additional details about the two options below. If you have questions, please email

Personal statement prompt: Please describe your academic and personal background, graduate school goals, and how participation in this free GRE prep program will support these goals.


Apply here!


GRE Boot Camp - June 17-28, 2019

The GRE Boot Camp is an 2-week intensive program. Students will study and prepare for each section of the test (Math, Verbal, Writing) for 6 hours a day from 9 am to 4 pm.


GRE Course - August 5-September 13, 2019

The GRE course is a 6-week course mapped onto Summer Session 2. There will be one 2-hour class a week on each test section (Math, Verbal, Writing). This is a not-for-credit prep course.

Introduction and Diagnostic Test: Monday, 8/5: 10:30 am-4 pm

Verbal: Tuesdays, 8/6, 13, 20, 27, 9/3, 10: 10: 30 am-12:30 pm

Math: Wednesdays, 8/7, 14, 21, 28, 9/4, 11: 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Writing: Thursdays, 8/8, 15, 22, 29, 9/5, 12: 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Practice Test: Friday, 9/13: 11 am-3 pm



Verbal, Writing sections: Cloe Le Gall-Scoville, Ph.D. Pre-Grad/Law Advising Coordinator

Math section: Physics Doctoral Candidate

Summer Statement of Purpose Boot Camp (July 29-August 2)

Are you applying to graduate or law school in the fall and need to write your statement of purpose but don't know where to start? Join us for a boot camp program where you start the statement from scratch on Monday morning and end Friday afternoon with a solid draft! Leave your name and contact info here to access priority registration.