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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

Professional and Continuing Education

Pawley Hall, Room 440G
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(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

ACT

OU's ACT Self-Paced Course is offered in partnership with Kaplan Test Prep.

Squeezing ACT prep into your busy schedule is a challenge. But Kaplan's self-paced course helps you take on that challenge (and succeed). Watch the bite-sized, engaging lessons whenever. The course covers the right content and will teach you strategies to find the right answer—no matter the question type.

Between lessons, build on your foundation with official practice you can only get at Kaplan. Our customizable Qbank is packed with over 2000 real ACT questions. Plus, you’ll get five official practice exams that use the same interface and question types you’ll see on the real thing.

Course Includes:

  • 30 on-demand, teacher-led lessons
  • 5 official practice tests from the makers of the ACT 
  • A customizable Qbank with 2000+ official ACT questions
  • 6 months of access

Cost: $89

Registration:

Please contact Amy Olind acolind@oakland.edu for registration information.

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.
LSAT

Oakland University has partnered with Kaplan Test Prep to offer you a premier LSAT preparation course!

Due to popular demand, this course is only available in the Live Online format. 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.

View a demo of how the Live Online classroom works.

If you would like to enroll in a Live Online course, please e-mail acolind@oakland.edu.

Course Highlights:

  • 10 4-hour core sessions featuring comprehensive instruction by expert teachers
  • 3 full-length in-class proctored practice LSATs; take 70+ more with self-proctoring tools
  • Access to The LSAT Channel – Hundreds of hours of live, highly-interactive, elective workshops on everything from the basics to advanced topics taught live and online by Kaplan’s highest rated faculty.
    • 10-40 hours of elective instruction per week, every week
    • Choose electives by topic, difficulty or faculty
    • Search and watch past-programming with an On Demand online library
  • Q-Bank containing 2,000 real LSAT questions for customized quizzes by question type
  • Smart Reports providing detailed performance analysis and study prescriptions
  • Access to a complete PrepTest library (75+ exams) and every released LSAT question (7,500+) with detailed explanations to each question and every answer choice
  • Free make-up sessions: live classroom sessions or on-demand
  • Comes with the following books: LSAT Premier: Course Book Edition and LSAT Lesson Book

Course Details:

  • Cost - $1,000
  • Length - 10 weeks with 40 hours of in-class instruction

LSAT is a registered trademark of the Law School Admissions Council, which is not affiliated with Kaplan Test Prep or Oakland University. 

*Higher Score Guarantee: Conditions and restrictions apply. For complete guarantee eligibility requirements, visit kaptest.com/hsg.

Course Information
Course Schedule:
We currently do not have any in-person LSAT courses scheduled. However, we do offer the Live Online version of the course on a continuous basis. This highly-rated course offers the same content as the in-person version, where you meet on specific dates and times with real instructors and other students; the classroom is just accessed virtually through a computer. ALl of the physical materials and other content is the same.

If you are interested in this option, please e-mail acolind@oakland.edu for information on how to choose a schedule.

*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 offer a discounted SAT prep program. This course provides a research-based, comprehensive approach to helping students study for the SAT exam, and provides a comprehensive review of the key content and test-taking skills and strategies students need for success on the newly redesigned SAT. Full-length practice tests and an online study tool supplement the program to help students maximize performance on test day.

Instructional sessions emphasize critical thinking, close reading, problem solving, and data analysis skills to support students on the rigorous new exam.

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 Courses 

Course features:

Price: $425* - 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 and study materials
  • Water/snacks on practice test days

Hours: 31 total hours = 24 hours of live instruction + 2 full-length, proctored tests

Practice tests: 4 (2 in-class, plus 2 additional online, proctored tests)

*A multiple student discount is available! 10% off tuition will be applied to your account when a second student is registered. Please contact Amy Olind at acolind@oakland.edu if you are planning to register multiple students.

Study tools:

  • Expert OU instructors provide Kaplan's high quality curriculum to students in an engaging, interactive format
  • Kaplan’s SmartPoints provide 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.
  • Using Kaplan's proven Prepare-Practice-Perform instructional mode, 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.

2021 Schedule 

Our next program will be our August SAT Prep Summer Camp Program. Please click the drop-down below for more information!

*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.

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

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

SAT Prep Summer 2021 Workshop

4/1/2021 Update: in response to the continuing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, on campus rules now dictate that our SAT Workshop must be held Live Online via Zoom. Please join our email list to receive updates when registration opens.

Here are the course details:

Dates: August 9 - August 20, 2021

Times: 9am-12pm (8am-12pm on 8/9 and 8/16 for SAT Practice Test administration)

Cost: $425*

*Multi-student and OU alumni/staff discounts are available. Email acolind@oakland.edu for information.

The materials and course details are the same for this program as for our regular SAT Prep course (3 course books will be shipped to your home). The Summer program will end just in time for students who are looking to test in August, September, or October, but the online resources remain active for 6 months for those waiting longer to test.

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.

Additional Test Prep Options

PACE partner Kaplan Test Prep’s proven strategies help you manage any exam effectively. You will gain confidence in knowing what to expect on the exam and learn how to tackle questions quickly and accurately.

In addition to our more popular offerings, PACE has the ability to offer preparation options for a variety of other exams including:

DAT
The Dental Admission Test®, developed by the American Dental Association (ADA) and administered year-round at Prometric Testing Centers, is a standardized, multiple-choice exam created to help dental school admissions officers assess your knowledge as a prerequisite to the study of dental medicine. It is required by most dental schools as part of their admissions process. The DAT exam has 280 questions, is 4 hours and 15 minutes long, and is offered exclusively via computer. The exam consists of a battery of four distinct tests: Survey of Natural Sciences, Perceptual Ability, Reading Comprehension, and Quantitative Reasoning

OAT
All schools and colleges of optometry require candidates to submit OAT scores for admissions. The OAT is designed to predict general academic ability and measure the two skills needed by future optometrists: scientific knowledge and analytical ability. It does this by testing your knowledge of physics, chemistry and biology; your reading comprehension ability; and your quantitative reasoning skills.

PCAT
The Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) is designed to examine the skills and abilities needed to excel and succeed in pharmacy school. Currently, the overwhelming majority of AACP institutions require the PCAT for admission to pharmacy degree programs. The PCAT tests basic scientific knowledge; math, verbal, reading comprehension, and writing skills; and overall critical thinking skills. The test consists of 192 multiple-choice questions and one writing topic, placed in five separate sections. The exam spans approximately four hours, and is offered exclusively on the computer.

PSAT
The Preliminary SAT, also known as the PSAT/NMSQT® (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test), is a preparatory version of the SAT exam. You can only take the PSAT once per year, and most students take the test in both 10th and 11th grade. If you earn a high score on the PSAT your junior year, you could qualify to receive a National Merit Scholarship—$180 million dollars in merit scholarships are awarded to students each year! Testing your skills in reading, writing, and math, the PSAT is 2 hours and 45 minutes long. Unlike the SAT, the highest score possible on the PSAT is 1520.

If you are interested in prepping for an exam that is not currently being offered, please e-mail acolind@oakland.edu.