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GRE Preparation

This guide is designed to serve as a resource for GRE preparation programs, resources, etc. available for Bloomsburg University students.


The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) can be a daunting undertaking.  This guide is here to help you prepare for the examination, gain familiarity with its format, and enable you to register to take the examination. 

A course pack with study tips and practice problems can be purchased for about $3 at the Help Desk at the BU Bookstore. We provide a free workshop that will familiarize you with the GRE as well as the course pack (choose one below). An answer key to the questions in the course pack will be provided for free at the workshop. We also provide the opportunity for students to complete two free computerized practice tests – there are three dates to choose from (see below).

Attend one of these dates/times for an overview of the GRE and this program:

    Monday, January 28th 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM in Centennial 164
    Wednesday, January 30th 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM in Bakeless 105
    Wednesday, January 30th 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM in Centennial 164
    Thursday, January 31st 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM in Centennial 164
    Thursday, January 31st 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM in Bakeless 104


* If you cannot make it to a workshop but would like the answer key to the course pack, please see Dr. Johnson during her office hours in McCormick 2122 (Tuesdays and Thursdays 3- 4:45pm; Wednesdays 2:45-4:15pm)


GRE computerized practice test dates (sign up at a workshop or email Dr. Johnson):

    Friday February 1st 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM in McCormick 3234
    Friday February 22nd 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM in McCormick 3234
    Friday April 12th 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM in McCormick 3234

Study Guides in Andruss Library

The following study guide books are available at the Circulation Desk:

Kaplan's GRE LB2367.4.G7253

McGraw-Hill's GRE LB2367.4.M39

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