On-Campus Math Skills Review for GRE/GMAT
The Math Workshop will be offering a series of review sessions for students who wish to review the math and quantitative reasoning skills required for the math portion of the General GRE and the GMAT.  More information at the bottom of the page.

Many graduate programs in the U.S. require the Graduate Record Examination (“GRE”).  The publisher, Educational Testing Services (“ETS”), has an informative website providing information, test registration and test preparation materials.

Test registration costs $205. A GRE test fee reduction is available for the test fees for 1 GRE revised General Test and/or 1 GRE Subject Test. Please review the qualifying criteria and then speak with the Bates Student Financial Services Office to complete a GRE Fee Reduction Certificate. Note: Do this far in advance of registering as it can take four weeks to receive your fee reduction after filing the certificate.

The GRE was revised in August 2011.  It is a computer-based test with sections measuring Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing.  The test is offered throughout the year at test centers around the world.  The closest test center to the Bates campus is Prometric Testing Center, 20 Atlantic Place (corner Foden Road and Darling Avenue), South Portland, ME  (207-775-5812).

Paper-based tests in subject areas are also offered.  The tests assume undergraduate majors or extensive background in the area. Subject tests are administered three times a year in September, October, and April.  Test registration costs $150.

Test takers with disabilities or health-related needs may request accommodation which must be approved prior to testing.

Offered on Sundays from 8-10pm and Wednesdays from 7-9pm in Hathorn 314

Sun 1/22: Take a Practice Test to identify topics that need additional review
Wed 1/25: Basics: order of operations, decimals, percents, exponents, and radicals
Sun 1/29: Algebra: algebraic manipulation, quadratic eqs, word problems, equations with two unknowns
Wed 2/1: Geometry Part I: points, lines, angles, triangles, circles
Sun 2/5: Geometry Part II: quadrilaterals, polygons, 3-D figures
Wed 2/8: Data: basics of data analysis
Sun 2/12: Practice Test

The review series will be conducted by Sarah Lamie. Please RSVP (specifying GRE or GMAT) to Grace Coulombe ( by NOON on Wednesdays and Saturdays so that we can ensure that we have an adequate number of handouts.

Test Prep: GRE with Vince Kotchian

view course page for Test Prep: GREStudy effectively for the GRE. This GRE test prep course through, prepares students for the analytical writing, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning sections of the exam, and includes GRE practice questions, sample essay prompts, and test-taking advice. (Current Bates students have free access to Login using your Bates credentials.)