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 superior preparation courses.

For registration questions, contact PACE at oupace@oakland.edu or (248) 370-3177.

For course content questions, contact Amy Olind, program director, at acolind@oakland.edu or (248) 370-4699.

ACT

OU PACE has partnered with industry-leader Kaplan Test Prep to offer Michigan students a superior ACT preparation course. 

Expert instructors will help your student identify and excel at the question types most common on the exam, and they’ll share the proven strategies that will help them tackle the ACT like a pro. Students will gain confidence in knowing what to expect on the exam and knowing how to tackle questions quickly and accurately. With guided study plans, thousands of practice questions and full-length simulated exams, your child will be fully prepared to achieve their target score on test day!

Course features:

  • Price: $530
  • Hours: 18 hours of live instruction
  • Practice tests: 4 full-length proctored ACTs to sharpen pacing skills (2 in-class and 2 online), plus access to five additional full-length tests.
  • Study tools:
    • Access to The ACT Channel, which offers interactive sessions with Kaplan All-Star teachers, instant one-on-one help, and targeted learning that will help you focus on the topics you need most.
    • Exam score analysis to identify areas for improvement and target your prep.
    • 2 of Kaplan’s acclaimed prep books to supplement your course and more than 1,000 practice questions in our updated Quiz Bank and online quizzes.
    • 25+ hours of additional on-demand content containing instructional videos ranging from 5 to 15 minutes on every ACT topic. Watch the ones you need, when you need them.
Course Information
Course Schedule

We will be offering an ACT prep course this July/August before the anticipated September 2018 test date. To pre-register for this course, please click here or e-mail acolind@oakland.edu.
SessionTopicDayDateTime
1Diagnostic ExamSaturday7/289am-12:30pm
2Class 1Monday7/306-8pm
3Class 2Wednesday8/16-8pm
4Class 3Monday8/66-8pm
5Class 4Wednesday8/86-8pm
6Class 5Monday8/136-8pm
7Class 6Wednesday8/156-8pm
8Practice Test and ScoringSaturday8/189am-12:30pm
9Class 7Monday8/206-8pm
10Class 8Wednesday8/226-8pm
11Class 9Monday8/276-8pm
 

 
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.
GMAT

We will be hosting a FREE GMAT Information Session and Sample Class on Tuesday, April 24th from 12pm-1pm in South Foundation Hall, Room 165. No registration required, and feel free to bring your lunch!

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

The course is offered in two formats: in-person and live online, both of which provide the same content and experience. 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 instructors and other students via a virtual classroom; all of the physical materials and content are the same. If you would like more information about the live online format, please e-mail acolind@oakland.edu.

Program Highlights

  • Access to The GMAT Channel: The most live GMAT instruction available, anywhere, taught online by the highest rated faculty. Access to recorded content on demand 24/7 is also included
  • 6 scheduled 3-hour sessions (both for in-person and LiveOnline)
  • The creation of a study plan that will provide you with personalized recommendations based on your performance during the course
  • Over 140 hours total of instruction and practice
  • 5,000 practice questions
  • 9 full-length computer adaptive tests (CATs) that replicate the actual exam experience, and are fully updated to match July 2017 GMAT test changes
  • GMAT Premier: Course Book Edition and GMAT Pocket Reference
  • Complete Start-to-Finish MBA Admissions Guide

Course Features

  • Price: $950
  • Hours: 18 hours of in-class instruction
  • Practice tests: 9 computer-adaptive practice tests
  • Study tools: Access to extensive online resources, practice questions, and instruction via the GMAT Channel
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.
 
Below are upcoming in-person offerings. If you are interested in participating in a LiveOnline course, please e-mail acolind@oakland.edu. LiveOnline courses are offered on an on-going basis, and have dozens of available date/time schedules to fit your needs. 
  
Course Schedule

If you are interested in receiving information about our fall GMAT in-person prep course, please click here!
 
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 offered in two formats:  in-person and live online, both of which provide the same content and experience. 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 instructors and other students via a virtual classroom; all of the physical materials and content are the same. If you would like more information about the live online format, 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:
  • Enjoy the structure and support of in-person or LiveOnline classroom sessions taught by engaging, score-qualified GRE instructors (21 hours of live instruction). The only difference with LiveOnline is that the classroom format is virtual; the interaction still occurs on specific dates/times, and you are engaged with an instructor and other students.
  • Unlimited access to The GRE Channel - a Kaplan exclusive. Get 35 hours of live, highly-interactive unique instruction on everything from the basics to advanced topics taught live and online by Kaplan’s highest rated faculty
  • 5,000+ practice questions, including Qbank to create custom quizzes
  • 7 full-length computer-based practice tests
  • More than 180 hours of online instruction and practice
  • Free make-up sessions
Course features:
  • Price: $850
  • Hours: 21 hours of live instruction covering all content and test-taking strategies
  • Practice tests: 7 full-length computer-based tests 
  • Study tools: 
    • 180 hours of online resources
    • Access to The GRE Channel 
    • The following books: GRE Premier: Course Book Edition, GRE Math Workbook, GRE Verbal Workbook, and GRE Pocket Reference
    • An exclusive flashcard app for on-the-go study, available for iOS and Android™ devices

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
 
If you are interested in receiving information about our fall GRE in-person course, please click here!
 
*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!

The course is offered in two formats: in-person and live online, both of which provide the same content and experience. 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 instructors and other students via a virtual classroom; all of the physical materials and content are the same. If you would like more information about the live online format, 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 toThe 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:
 
Our next LSAT prep course will be held on Saturdays beginning June 23rd. 
 
To Register:
  1. Click the black "Register" button on the right
  2. Type the CRN "90186" in the search bar
  3. Hover your mouse over the course information, and click the gold "plus" sign to add it to the schedule
  4. Click the grey "register" button in the lower right corner and continue to follow the prompts.
DateTimeTopic
6/23/1810:00AM-2:00PMDiagnostic
6/30/1810:00AM-2:00PMLG 1- Sequencing/Selection; Formal Logic
7/07/1810:00AM-2:00PMLR 1- Argument Based Q's
7/14/1810:00AM-2:00PMRC: Strategic Reading
7/21/1810:00AM-2:00PMMidpoint Test
7/28/1810:00AM-2:00PMLR 2- Asssumption Family Q's
8/04/1810:00AM-2:00PMLG 2- Other Game Types; Timed Practice
8/11/1810:00AM-2:00PMLR 3- Non-Argument Q's: Timed Practice
8/18/1810:00AM-2:00PMFinal Test
8/25/1810:00AM-2:00PMCountdown to Test Day; Strategy Review


*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

PACE is proud to offer MCAT test prep courses in partnership with Kaplan Test Prep, a premier provider of test preparation programs. 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 offered in two formats: in-person and live online, both of which provide the same content and experience. 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 instructors and other students via a virtual classroom; all of the physical materials and content are the same. If you would like more information about the live online format, please e-mail acolind@oakland.edu.

Course features:

  • Price: $ 2,000 (payment plans are available)
  • Hours: 700 hours of total instruction and practice
    • 36 in-class hours with your instructor
    • Hundreds of hours of additional online resources
  • Study Resources:
    • 15 full-length practice tests 
    • 7-book MCAT Subject Review Set
    • Over 10,000 MCAT practice items
    • Adaptive Qbank for MCAT: With MCAT Adaptive Qbank, you won't waste valuable time on questions that are too easy for you—or get stuck on hard questions before you're ready for them. Our adaptive technology continually challenges you at your skill level.
    • Access to the most available official AAMC practice resources
    • Access to The MCAT Channel, which gives each student unlimited access to Kaplan's top-rated MCAT faculty for live, elective instruction six days a week. You'll selectively join the Channel episodes that target your greatest areas of opportunity, so you can gain more points in less time.
    • 130 interactive Science Review videos

*MCAT is a registered trademark of the AAMC, which is not affiliated with The Princeton Review or Oakland University.

Course Information
Our next  MCAT preparation course will begin 5/23 and take place on Wendesdays. 
 
To register:
  1.  Click the black "Register Now" button on the right
  2. Type the CRN "90171" in the search bar
  3. Hover your mouse over the course information, and click the gold "plus" sign to add it to the schedule
  4. Click the grey "register" button in the lower right corner and continue to follow the prompts.
DateTimeTopic
***Diagnostic Exam: Take Before First Session
5/23/186-9PMChem/Phys 1: Foundations of MCAT Science
5/30/186-9PMCARS 1: Reading Passages The Kaplan Way
6/6/186-9PMBio/Biochem 1: Attacking MCAT Science Questions
6/13/186-9PMPsych/Soc 1: Basics of Research Design & Data
6/20/186-9PMChem/Phys 2: Scientific Reasoning on the MCAT
6/27/186-9PMCARS 2: Advanced Reasoning on the CARS Section
7/11/186-9PMBio/Biochem 2: Section-Wide Strategy & Answer Choice Analysis
7/18/186-9PMPsych/Soc 2: The Psychology Behind the Test
7/25/186-9PMChem/Phys 3: Turning Practice Into Points
8/1/186-9PMBio/Biochem 3: Advanced Research & Experimental Design
8/8/186-9PMScience Capstone: MCAT Skills in the Laboratory
8/15/186-9PMCountdown to Test Day
*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

SAT preparation with an expert teacher in a structured, interactive classroom.

Oakland University has partnered with Kaplan Test Prep to offer our 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.

Course features:

  • Price: $530

  • Hours: 25 total hours - 18 hours of live instruction + 2 full-length, proctored tests

  • Practice tests: 8 (2 in-class, plus 6 additional tests, including 4 College Board official practice tests)

Study tools:

  • 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.
  • 30 hrs of elective live instruction on The SAT Channel. The SAT Channel provides interactive live online sessions taught expert Kaplan  teachers. Students tune in for the sessions they need most and get instant help with any questions they have.
  • 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 over 40 hrs of on-demand lessons led by expert Kaplan instructors
  • Access to updated online quizzes and Quiz Bank, which provides customized practice..
  • In class review of strategies that will help your student with critically important aspects of the test, such as time management.

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

Course Information

Registration for our July/August SAT course is now OPEN! Follow the steps below to register, and feel free to call us at 248-370-3177 if you have any questions about registration.

To Register:

  1. Click the black "Register" button on the right side of the web page.
  2. Type the CRN "90039" in the search bar (under where it says "Are You Ready to Search for Classes?").
  3. Hover your mouse over the course information, and click the gold "plus" sign to add it to the schedule.
  4. Click the grey "register" button in the lower right corner and continue to follow the prompts.

SessionTopicDayDateTime
1Diagnostic ExamSaturday7/21/189 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
2Class 1Tuesday7/24/186 – 8 p.m.
3Class 2Thursday7/26/186 – 8 p.m.
4Class 3Tuesday7/31/186 – 8 p.m.
5Class 4Thursday8/2/186 – 8 p.m.
6Class 5Tuesday8/7/186 – 8 p.m.
7Class 6Thursday8/9/186 – 8 p.m.
8Class 7Tuesday8/14/186 – 8 p.m.
9Practice Test and ScoringSaturday8/18/189 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
10Class 8Tuesday8/21/186 – 8 p.m.
11Class 9Thursday8/23/186 – 8 p.m.

*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 18 hours of in-person instruction in addition to one or 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.