Professional and Continuing Education

Pawley Hall, Room 440G
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-3177
oupace@oakland.edu

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Test Preparation

OU PACE has partnered with industry-leader Kaplan Test Prep to offer Michigan students year-round preparation courses at a discounted rate.

Contact: Amy Olind, Program Director, at 248-370-2985 or acolind@oakland.edu

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GMAT

Oakland University has partnered with Kaplan Test Prep to bring you the best GMAT preparation experience!

Kaplan's GMAT Live Online course allows you to choose from a variety of schedule options, still meets on specific days/times, and still allows you to interact in real-time with instructors and other students via a virtual classroom; all of the physical materials and instructional content are exactly the same. Take class where you feel most comfortable, with even more teacher support. One teacher leads the live class, while others lead a group chat—and even answer your questions one-on-one in private chat. They also reach out to keep you moving along if you get lost.

View a demo of how the Live Online classroom works.

If you would like to register for this course, please e-mail acolind@oakland.edu.

Program Highlights

  • 140+ hours of online instruction and practice
  • 9 full-length, computer-based practice tests
  • 24/7 access to video lessons on the GMAT® Channel
  • A Qbank that adapts to your level and builds from there
  • 5,000+ practice questions (including Qbank)
  • An exclusive official test day experience
  • Extra practice and review in our GMAT prep books

Price: $950

Additional Course Information
Attention prospective MBA students:
A $500 scholarship will be awarded to all of those enrolled in this GMAT Prep, who are then admitted into one of our Graduate Programs, and successfully complete their first semester. Contact Paul Trumbull at  trumbull@oakland.edu for more details.

Notice: By registering for this Professional and Continuing Education class, I agree that Oakland University can share my contact information (i.e., name, address, telephone number and e-mail address) with Kaplan Test Prep for the purposes of administering the class.

*Oakland University reserves the right to cancel courses due to low enrollment. To allow maximum enrollment, you will be notified of course cancellation 24 hours before the course start date via your home email or phone on record.
GRE
Oakland University has partnered with Kaplan Test Prep to Michigan students the best GRE preparation experience!

The course is currently offered via the Live Online format only due to popular demand. The live online course allows you to choose from a variety of schedule options, still meets on specific days/times, and still allows you to interact in real-time with instructors and other students via a virtual classroom; all of the physical materials and instructional content are exactly the same.

View a demo of how the Live Online classroom works.

If you would like to register for this course, please e-mail acolind@oakland.edu.

"I felt like everyone cared about your individual success. They always answered questions and encouraged emailing. I like that you can extend your access too should you need it longer. The live instruction was pretty fun actually, you can also generate your own quizzes and watch the GRE channel for additional help. I really liked it and I'm glad I had this experience!" - Julia, 2018 GRE LiveOnline Student

Course Highlights:
Attend real-time classes from wherever you learn best. One teacher leads class on-camera, while a team of instructors off-camera answers any questions you have via private chat. 
  • 21 core classroom hours with an expert instructor
  • 40+ hours of exclusive live and on demand lessons on the GRE® Channel for a customizable curriculum
  • Official Test Day Experience that simulates a realistic test day scenario
  • 7 full-length, computer-based practice exams
  • Customizable Qbank with over 2,500 questions
  • The most up-to-date GRE prep books
  • Personalized homework assignments based on your strengths and weaknesses
Additional Course Details:
  • Price: $850
  • Hours: 21 hours of live instruction covering all content and test-taking strategies
  • Practice tests: 7 full-length computer-based tests 

GRE is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Services (ETS), which is not affiliated with Kaplan Test Prep or Oakland University.

Course Information
Course Schedules
To register for the discounted GRE Live Online course, please contact acolind@oakland.edu.

*Oakland University reserves the right to cancel courses due to low enrollment. To allow maximum enrollment, you will be notified of course cancellation 24 hours before the course start date via your home email or phone on record.

Notice: By registering for this Professional and Continuing Education class, I agree that Oakland University can share my contact information (name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address) with Kaplan Test Prep for the purposes of administering the class.
MCAT

Oakland University has partnered with Kaplan Test Prep to offer their premier MCAT test prep programs at an unbeatable discount. Kaplan requires every instructor to be score-qualified and rigorously trained on the entire exam, ensuring that you’ll be taught by a team of MCAT experts.

The course is available in two formats: Self-Paced and Live Online.

The live online course allows you to choose from a variety of schedule options, meets on specific days/times, and still allows you to interact with real instructors and other students via a virtual classroom; all of the physical materials and content are the same. Self-paced allows you complete control over your prep for maximum flexibility.

View a demo of how the Live Online classroom works.

Price: $1,900 for Live Online $1,400 for Self-Paced*

*Payment plans are available. Contact Amy Olind at acolind@oakland.edu for more information.

Live Online Highlights

  • 700 hours of total instruction and practice
  • 16 full-length practice tests
  • Adaptive Qbank and MCAT Channel
  • The most available AAMC practice material
  • 7-book MCAT Subject Review set

Self-Paced Highlights

  • Full on-demand MCAT course, available 24/7
  • Adaptive Qbank + 16 full-length practice tests
  • 660 hours of total instruction and practice
  • The most available AAMC practice material
  • 7-book MCAT Subject Review set

To register for either course or if you would like more information, please e-mail acolind@oakland.edu


*MCAT is a registered trademark of the AAMC, which is not affiliated with Kaplan Test Prep or Oakland University.

Notice: By registering for this Professional and Continuing Education class, I agree that Oakland University can share my contact information (name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address) with Kaplan Test Prep for the purposes of administering the class.
SAT

Oakland University has partnered with industry-leader Kaplan Test Prep to provide a research-based, comprehensive approach to helping students study for the SAT exam. Expert instructors engage students in a thorough review of the key content and test-taking skills and strategies they need for success on the SAT, and sessions emphasize critical thinking, close reading, problem solving, and data analysis skills. Full-length practice tests and an online study tool supplement the program to help students maximize performance on test day. 

Receive updates about registration and upcoming course schedules.

SAT is a registered trademark of the College Board, which is not affiliated with Kaplan or Oakland University.

In-Person Course Description 

Course features:

Price: $400* - Includes the following: 

  • Kaplan Academy SAT Prep Course Book
  • SAT Practice Book (provides printed content instruction, strategy notes, and a wealth of practice questions)
  • SAT Foundations Drills booklet for sharpening math skills
  • 6-month access to an online dashboard with additional quizzes, practice tests, and study materials
  • Water/snacks on practice test days

Practice tests: 4 (1 taken prior to class, one taken in-class, plus 2 additional online, proctored tests)

*Am OU alumni OR multiple student discount is available! 10% off tuition will be applied to your account if you are somehow affiliated with OU or when a second student is registered. Please contact Amy Olind at acolind@oakland.edu for information on discounts.

Study tools:

  • Expert OU instructors provide Kaplan's high quality curriculum to students in an engaging, interactive format
  • Kaplan’s curriculum provides a systematic approach to test readiness so that instructors easily promote and prioritize instruction on the most relevant content and question-types including math, evidenced-based reading, and writing and language.
  • Students benefit from expertly scaffolded lessons that provide defined support as they master new problem solving and critical thinking skills. Two (2) full-length SAT practice exams are given in the course, and students will receive full score reports to diagnose performance and analyze progress.
  • An online study tool for students extends learning beyond the classroom with hours of on-demand lessons led by expert Kaplan instructors.
  • Access to updated online quizzes that provide extra, customized practice.
  • In class review of strategies that will help your student with critically important aspects of the test, such as time management.
Kaplan Self-Paced Prep

Kaplan SAT Self-Paced 

Students work on their own time at their own pace through the content. 

  • 30 self-directed, online lessons
  • Official College Board practice tests, including 4 full length practice tests
  • 1000+ practice questions and quizzes throughout each lesson
  • 6 months of unlimited access
  • Over 50 instructional videos on test content, strategy, and more

Cost: $150

Contact Amy Olind at acolind@oakland.edu or 248-370-4699 to register.

SAT Prep In Person Schedule 2022-2023 

Summer 2022 Program

Join us for an intensive SAT workshop before the students back to school! The workshop is also perfect for students looking to sit for the August 27th exam.

Taught by two experienced, certified teachers, students will learn SAT specific strategies and review core content they will encounter on the exam. Students will be expected to take one practice test in the week prior to the first class session. Students will also receive a 3-book course pack. Detailed instructions will be sent out in a Welcome Email a week prior to the first class. An additional practice test will be taken mid-way through the course.

Dates: August 1-5 and 8-12, 2022

Days: Monday - Friday

Times: 9am-12pm (8am-12pm on 8/8 for the second SAT Practice Test administration)

Cost: $400*

Location: Oakland University Main Campus; exact room TBD

Registration: Click here to register for the SAT Summer Camp

Spring 2023 Program

Join us for an intensive SAT workshop before Juniors take the SAT in April of 2023 in school! The workshop is also perfect for students looking to sit for the August 27th exam.

Taught by two experienced, certified teachers, students will learn SAT specific strategies and review core content they will encounter on the exam. Students will be expected to take one practice test in the week prior to the first class session. Students will also receive a 3-book course pack. Detailed instructions will be sent out in a Welcome Email a week prior to the first class. An additional practice test will be taken mid-way through the course.

Dates: February 18 - March 26, 2023

Days: Saturday and Sunday

Times: 9am-11:30am (9am-12pm on 3/11 for the second SAT Practice Test administration)

Cost: $400*

Location: Oakland University Main Campus; exact room TBD

Registration: Registration will open here on September 1st, 2022

*Oakland University reserves the right to cancel courses due to low enrollment. To allow maximum enrollment, you will be notified of course cancellation 24 hours before the course start date via your home email or phone on record.

Notice: By registering for this Professional and Continuing Education class, I agree that Oakland University can share my contact information (name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address) with Kaplan Test Prep for the purposes of administering the class.

SAT School Partnerships

OU PACE has begun partnering with schools in Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties to offer discounted SAT prep courses. Programs take place at the home school, which allows for students to prep in a familiar, convenient location. 

Program Overview

  • Programs can be customized to meet individual school needs, but students will receive up to 21 hours of in-person instruction in addition to two fully-proctored practice tests.
  • Oakland University staff lead instruction and will work closely with school personnel to ensure program success.
  • Students receive a comprehensive course book and access to an online companion containing additional practice tests, quizzes and sample questions, and additional video instruction.

For more information on initiating a partnership, please contact Amy Olind at acolind@oakland.edu.

Note: Schools have been approved to use Section 31a funding to cover the costs of this program. A brief description is copied below, but for more information please visit the Michigan Department of Education website. 

Section 31a At-Risk Program Description: Section 31a of the State School Aid Act provides funding to eligible Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and Public School Academies (PSAs) for the intent and purposes focused on the following student outcomes: attending school regularly, reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade, being proficient in mathematics by the end of 8th grade, and being career and college ready by high school graduation.