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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

To register for our ACT Prep Self-Paced Course, please contact Amy Olind acolind@oakland.edu


OU PACE has partnered with industry-leader Kaplan Test Prep to offer Michigan students a superior ACT preparation course. The self-paced ACT® prep course provides both flexibility and support. A full on-demand class gives students the guidance and convenience they need.

YOU'RE IN CONTROL—NOT ALONE
When flexibility meets on-demand instruction, the students' score is what benefits.

STUDY ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
Work where you feel comfortable, with support from teacher-led videos.

STRATEGIES BOOST YOUR SCORE
Our self-study doesn't skimp on strategy, and that can make all the difference

Course features:

  • Price: $200
  • Hours: 25+ hours of recorded instruction
  • Practice tests: 9 practice tests, including one from the makers of the ACT
  • Study tools:
    • Online quizzes and access to QBank - build custom quizzes and track your progress with detailed reports to address your individual strengths and weaknesses
    • Comprehensive ACT test books
    • Online Access for 6-months

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL COVER IN SELF-PACED

  • Diagnostic Practice Test
  • English - Introduction to the ACT, the Kaplan Method for English, English Test Question Types
  • Math - The Kaplan Method for Math, Essential Skills, Higher Math
  • Reading
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

  • 18 hours of core, live online instruction
  • 30+ hours of elective, live instruction via the The GMAT Channel
  • 9 full-length, computer-based practice tests
  • 180+ hours of online instruction and practice
  • 5,000+ practice questions—including Qbank, the adaptive quiz builder
  • Comprehensive GMAT prep books
  • Take a practice test at a real testing center
  • One teacher leads the live class, while others lead a group chat—and even answer your questions one-on-one in private chat

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:
  • Enjoy the structure and support of Live Online classroom sessions taught by engaging, score-qualified GRE instructors (21 hours of live instruction). The only difference with Live Online 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
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: $1,800 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.

Course features:

  • Price: $475 (for Fall and Winter in-person courses), $375 for live online courses - includes comprehensive Kaplan SAT Academy course book, 6-month access to an online dashboard with additional resources, and water/snacks on practice test days.

    *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.

  • Hours: 26 total hours - 20 hours of live instruction + 2 full-length, proctored tests
  • Practice tests: 4 (2 in-class, plus 2 additional online, proctored 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.
  • 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.

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

In-Person Course Schedules

Registration for the September 2020 program will open soon! Please click here to pre-register for the program and save your seat. 

Fall 2020 Course Schedule 

Dates: September 12th - October 31st

Day: Saturday

Times: 9am - 12pm (8am - 12pm on September 12th and October 10th for Practice Test Days)

Location: Either in an interactive, Live Online format utilizing Google Hangouts Meet or in person on Oakland University's Main Campus. A decision regarding the location of the course will be made closer to the start date due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

*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.

Self-Paced Prep Options

For these programs, students work on their own time at their own pace through the content. 

SAT Self-Paced - $100 ($50 discount off retail)

  • 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 2020 Workshop

Oakland University PACE will continue to offer a live online, 9-day SAT Summer Workshop! Utilizing industry-leader Kaplan Test Prep's "Prepare-Practice-Perform" curriculum, this program will provide a research-based, comprehensive approach to helping students prepare for the SAT. Instruction will take place live in a virtual classroom where students will interact directly with their teachers and other students. Included in the course cost are a comprehensive review of the key content, test-taking skills, and strategies, 2 full-length practice tests, a physical course book (provided in a safe way), and an online study tool. Instructional sessions will emphasize critical thinking, close reading, problem solving, and data analysis skills.

Dates: July 13th - July 23rd (excluding Saturday and Sunday)
Times: July 13th and July 20th (Practice Test Days) - 8am-12pm. All other classes: 9am-12pm.
Location: Live Online via Google Hangouts Meet
Cost: $350

Official registration for our SAT Summer Program will open soon! Click here to pre-register for this program. 

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.