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University Test Prep

Whether you plan to enroll in undergraduate, graduate school, law school, or business school, University Test Prep can help you realize your academic and educational goals. With preparation courses for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, SAT, and ACT, we are South Carolina’s leading test prep solution. 

As the state's leading research institution, we recognize the importance of higher education studies, and we want to help you achieve your goals. 

Your standardized test scores on exams like the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, SAT, and ACT exams are a major component of your application process.  These tests are an investment in your future, playing a role not only in your admission, but also in merit-based scolarships, grants, fellowships, and assistantships.  Let University Test Prep from the University of South Carolina help you prepare for, and ace, these important exams.  

University Test Prep offers test preparation courses designed by former GRE, LSAT, and SAT exam question writers.  Our experienced and professional instructors are highly trained exam preparation experts. 

We also offer Online Preparation Courses for LSAT, GMAT, and GRE. These Online Preparation courses contain the same hours and cover the same material as our Preparation course offered in a classroom setting. Same great course!


All University Test Prep courses include:

  • Extensive classroom instruction
  • Experienced, expert and trained instructors (Majority of our instructors have been teaching for us for 3 plus years!)
  • Preparation materials
  • Comprehensive presentations and explanations
  • Practice test taking opportunities
  • Actual questions from previous exams and computer-adaptive software
  • Access to our instructors beyond your classroom experience
  • Flexible schedule options: Evenings and Weekends  


Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests must be received in writing at least 10 business days in advance of the program. Cancellations received at least 10 business days in advance of the event are subject to a 20% processing fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellation requests received less than 10 business days in advance of the program start date. 

Participants may transfer to a future program within one year of the original program with no penalty on a space availability basis, with program advisor approval.  Transfers are limited to one occurrence and must be a program of identical format (online to online; classroom to classroom).

Retaking a University Test Prep Course Policy: We can help! Students who wish to retake a University Test Prep course can pay a discounted rate of 20% of the course fee on a space availability basis, with program advisor approval.  This offer is available for only one year after completing the original course and only once per student. Supplement course materials including textbooks and workbooks are not included. If you wish to retake a course, please contact University Test Prep at or by phone: 803-777-9444. Online registrations are not accepted for this request.


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ACT Preparation

University Test Prep’s ACT Test Preparation Programs offers serious preparation for the high stakes undergraduate admissions exams. We offer a condensed ACT Blitz program offered during the school year at USC Columbia and our ACT Sumer Institute - held each summer at USC Columbia Campus. Courses are designed for students currently in high school in rising 11-12th grades. 

Join us this Summer for our ACT course that starts August 1-4.


GMAT - Graduate Management Admissions Test

Considering getting your MBA?  Let us help!  The GMAT is a major component of the MBA admissions process.  Our instructors have the experience and knowledge to help you ace the GMAT and gain admission into the MBA program of your choice! 

Next GMAT Prep Course  starts Monday, February 8 on USC Columbia Campus! 

Next GMAT Online Prep Course starts Thursday, February 11-Online Course!

Join us on Thursday, September 17  for a FREE GMAT Strategy/Information Workshop at 6:00 PM!


GRE - Graduate Record Examination

The GRE measures critical thinking, analytical writing, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. 

Next GRE Preparation Course starts Saturday, January 23 at USC Columbia Campus!

Next GRE Online Preparation Course starts Wednesday, February 17-Online Course

Join us on Wednesday, September 30 at our FREE GRE Strategy/Information Workshop at 6:00 PM! 


LSAT - Law School Admissions Test

University Test Prep’s LSAT Free Strategy Workshops and Test Prep Courses are here to help you take the mystery out of the LSAT and provide you with the tools to achieve your goal on this important Law School admissions exam.  

Next LSAT Prep Course starts Tuesday, January 12 on USC Columbia Campus!

Next LSAT Online Prep Course Thursday, January 7-Online Course 

Join us on Thursday, October 1 at our LSAT FREE Strategy/Information Workshop at 6:00 PM! 


SAT Test Preparation

Since 2008, University Test Prep’s SAT Programs has been offering serious preparation for the high stakes undergraduate admissions exams. We offer a condensed SAT Blitz program offered during the school year at USC Columbia and our SAT Institutes - held each summer across the state at USC Campuses: Columbia, Aiken, Beaufort/Hilton Head at Bluffton, and for the first time, this year in Greenville. Courses are designed for students currently in high school., rising 11th and 12th grades. All of these courses will teach the new content starting after January for the revised SAT test. The new revised SAT Test will be given out on March 5, 2016.  

Join us this Spring and Summer prepare for SAT Test!

SAT Preparation Courses start this spring: Sunday, April 10 and again on May 1 and summer SAT Courses start in June.




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