GRE Prep

Each year more than 125 college graduates prepare for the graduate school admission test by enrolling in one of the GRE Prep Class sessions offered through UNC Asheville.

2020 Sessions

Due to COVID-19 we will be waiting to resume test prep until session VII.

Each session meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-8:30 p.m. for four weeks.

  • Session I: January 27 – February 19
  • Session II: April 6 – April 29
  • Session III: May 11 – June 3
  • Session IV: July 6 – July 29
  • Session V: August 3 – August 26
  • Session VI: September 7 – September 30
  • Session VII: October 19 – November 11


The $375 registration fee includes textbooks with retired tests. There is an additional $15 for registrations received less than 5 working days prior to the first class session.

Experienced Teachers

The GRE prep classes are taught by two experienced test prep teachers who review the content areas covered by the GRE and also outline test-taking strategies. The teachers and the course consistently get high evaluations from the students. Since the beginning of the test prep program at UNC Asheville in the 1990s, we have encouraged students to give us honest feedback about the classes. That student input has contributed to the course development and helped us fine tune the class to meet student needs.

Class Schedule

Each session of the class meets two nights a week for four weeks. Four class meetings are dedicated to math and the quantitative part of the GRE. Four nights of class are spent preparing for the verbal and writing portions of the GRE.

Each class meets formally from 6-8:30 p.m. After the class dismisses, the teachers stay another 30 minutes to help individual students with problem areas or just to give practice test items to those who want extra coaching and assistance.


Download the 2020 registration form and mail it to our office to sign up for classes, or call 828.250.2353 to register over the phone.

Once a registration is received, a confirmation letter is sent to students with a receipt, room location, directions to campus, a campus map and information about parking.