Hello Mr. Sexton: I took the GRE today (27th) and got my results! I got: Verbal: 152; Quantitative: 154. Both of these are great increases (especially the verbal which you know I struggled with)! My Verbal jumped up nearly 10 points and the quantitative jumped up about 6 points (in reference to the first practice GRE by ETS that I took for your course). Thank you so much for being patient with us and guiding us through this rocky material. Keep your fingers crossed for me with graduate school applications! Best, (John Rucker, Senior, NCSU; Candidate, PsyD; Clinical Psychology)
Mr. Sexton, I received the glorious news this weekend that I was accepted to the MSITM program at UNC-G!!! Thank you for the PrepSuccess class!!! I had to get over the “hurdle” of the GRE for admittance and without the class I do not know if that would have been possible. Thank you so very much!!! Kind Regards (Marjorie Morris, 2018 MS Candidate, Systems & Supply Chain Management, UNC-Greensboro.)
Hi Mr. Sexton: I wanted to let you know that I will be attending the University of Florida in the fall to obtain a Doctorate in Audiology. I am so excited and this would not have been possible without your guidance with the GRE. Thank you so much for all of your help with GRE prep and with critiquing my graduate school personal statement. I hope you are doing well! Sincerely, (Caroline Herring, 2017 Candidate, Doctor of Audiology, University of Florida)
Mr. Sexton: I took the official GRE today and my unofficial scores were Verbal 158 and Quant 154 for a total of 312. (This is a great 25 point improvement over my pre-training practice test scores of Verbal 143 and Quant 144.) I am hoping my GRE scores are good enough to for me to get in to my chosen program at UNC. I’ll keep you posted! Next I will be working on my personal statement. Do you offer any service to help with that? I’m going to look for someone who will be willing to read and critique my personal statement. P.S. I took practice test 2 again (after our last class) and the scores were V: 157, Q: 153…right in line with my performance on the actual exam! Thanks again for all of your help! (Tia Carmon; Project Management, PPD Inc; 2018 Candidate, UNC-CH Biomedical and Health Informatics) Note: PrepSuccess has offered analytical writing critiques of personal statements for over ten years. Please visit PrepSuccess Tutoring and select Critiques of Personal Statement to understand the process which includes critiques of three drafts.
Taking your course gave me the opportunity to be more prepared for GRE and to be more confident in the application process. I have been accepted into the ECU MPH Program (concentration Health Administration), the ECU MBA Program, and the UNC School of Public Health, Health Policy and Management Department, MPH Program. Thanks again (Lada Flynn, NP, Duke Regional Hospital; 2017 Candidate, UNC-CH or ECU).
Today I received the good news that I have been admitted to NC State for Masters in Computer Engineering. Just wanted to let you know and thank you for your valuable contribution to my success through the GRE tutoring. Philip Musyoki, BSc, IT Security Analyst, FHI 360; 2017 MS Candidate, North Carolina State University.
Good afternoon Mr. Sexton!!! I just finished my official GRE and increased my total score by 13 points over my pre-training ETS Powerprep GRE test. Even though it wasn’t as high as I hoped, I am pleased. I had a lot going on during the course and missed four classes. Thank you for everything and I am referring people to your next class!!! Milford!!! Milford George, BSN, Senior Occupational Health Nurse, Duke University Medical Center; 2017 MSN-FNP Candidate, Winston Salem State University
Good Evening Mr. Sexton: I wanted to share with you that I was admitted into the M.S. in Human Nutrition program at UNCG! The news was tremendously wonderful to me. I have chosen a program which leads to certification as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN). I’m looking forward to my graduate studies. The PrepSuccess course was surely a crucial part to my admittance, and I thank you for your support and help with the GRE! I hope you have had a pleasant holiday. Ari Zauber, BS in Biology, Minor in Music; 2016 Candidate, Master’s in Nutrition, UNC-Greensboro.
Hi Mr. Sexton: Just wanted to give you an update since I took the GRE this morning in Durham. I achieved a 20 point increase over my Powerprep Test 1 pre-training scores. I am content with these scores and I know I couldn’t have achieved them without your course. Thanks again for all your help and support! Sincerely, Virginia Fall; BA; 2016 Candidate; Master’s in Landscape Architecture (MLA).
Hi Frederick: THANK YOU! I know that you are a man of faith, so I feel very comfortable in saying this. Your help has been a blessing from God. I know it and I believe it. Prayer works! On Thursday, I was stuck. One day later I was inspired to tell my story. Writing is not my strength, but you helped me to break down the prompt to convey a compelling story. For that, I am grateful. Your company is doing so much to help adult learners realize their dreams. I will be sure to keep you posted. Bests, Letanya
Frederick: It’s been several months since our last correspondence. With your help, I was accepted into The Graduate School at UNC Chapel Hill!! I will be pursuing a PhD in school psychology at the UNC School of Education beginning Aug. 19. I also received additional interviews and an unbelievable funding offer from an out-of-state university. However, UNC is my Alma mater and one of my top choices. Thank you for all you do. Please send my best to Marti. (Letanya Love, Staff Psychologist II, NC Public Safety Corrections; 2014 PhD Candidate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education)
Hi Frederick: I apologize for losing contact with you following the GRE PrepSuccess course. I just wanted to drop in and let you know that I took the GRE on September 26th–a little later than recommended; but with my hectic schedule, it was the best that I could do. My scores were Quantitative 157; Verbal 159; AW Essays 5.0. I would like to thank you for your guidance and support throughout the course. I know that I could have performed better under your instruction had I had the time and energy to commit to practicing and completing all of the assignments. Most notably, your techniques for dissecting problems into digestible parts increased my GRE scores from my previous attempt greatly.
The good news is that I just received my acceptance letter into the Masters of Computer Science Graduate School at N.C. State for Spring 2014. Thanks again for your invaluable guidance. Regards, (Bennett Narron, Software Engineer, ITNG; 2014 MCS Candidate, NC State University)
Hi Frederick, I took the GRE yesterday and am pleased that my overall score increased 16 points as a result of my completion of the GRE PrepSuccess course. I am especially happy with the increase in my verbal score. Although not disappointed with my quantitative increase, I missed my target score just slightly. Frankly, I think if I continued to take practice tests and retake the test, I could get there but I really need to get back to my life! I found I was too slow working through the math problems and the only way to increase that is to practice (as you told us). Regarding other strategies, I kept up with all of my course work, with the exception of the week I had an extremely busy travel schedule for work. I logged my review/study time which was very helpful. It helped me reach my target study time of 10 hours per week plus class time. You recommended 12-15, but due to my heavy work schedule, this was not doable for me. I suspect that again had I used the extra five hours to take practice tests, I would have been able to score higher. Thank you again for the class and especially your encouragement which helped me stay motivated. It is evident that you care about your students and their success. I will certainly make referrals to colleagues who are looking for a prep course. I am very glad I took the plunge and finally took the test! (Susan Gergely, MBA; Chief Operating Officer, American Organization of Nurse Executives, American Hospital Association; DrPH Candidate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
I just wanted to say thank you very much for all you taught and all you shared. I thoroughly enjoyed this prep course in many ways. I feel much more confident and prepared to complete the GRE. Beyond that, it was tremendously encouraging to be around peers with similar goals and I looked forward to every class. My office should be quiet over the holiday and I plan to spend time studying and memorizing those formulas! Thank you for making this fun 🙂 (Joanne Schlueter, BS; GME Fund Manager, Duke University)
Frederick, I am celebrating right now as I scored 157 quantitative and 160 verbal on the official GRE. Those scores are way above the 50th percentile which is what UNC Nursing considers competitive. (Pre-training scores were 151 quantitative and 151 verbal.) I enjoyed you and your class immensely and I can’t thank you enough for your dedication and support while I was studying, and for writing the letter of recommendation. I’ll keep you updated as far as my application goes! Best, (Dana Kouchel, BSN, RN; UNC Hospitals, 2014 DNP Candidate, UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing)
Frederick: Happy Veteran’s Day! Thanks for all your guidance as I worked through the GRE. I was recently accepted into the MBA program at Wake Forest. I think your course is a great product, and I’ve recommended you to others who have expressed interest in graduate education. All the best, (Parker Jackson, BA; 2014 Candidate, Wake Forest University School of Business)
Hi Frederick, Sorry it has taken me a while to respond. The start of the new school year has been more hectic than normal! I did take my GRE test on August 24th and was pretty happy with my scores! I received a 153 on my verbal score and 152 on my quantitative. Also, a 4.5 on my writing. I cannot thank you enough for your help throughout the class. I was so nervous for the GRE before the class and definitely went into the test feeling confident that I had studied and done the assignments. I felt prepared and your guidance has a lot to do with that. Thank you again for all of your time and effort. Take care, (Jessalyn Crawford, Teacher, Ravenscroft School; 2014 Candidate, MA in Reading Instruction)
Hello Mr. Sexton: I hope all is well with you. I would like you to know that I have been accepted to the Department of Epidemiology PhD program at UNC Chapel Hill and will enroll as a full-time student in August 2013. Thank you very much for the support that you have provided me with through PrepSuccess. Before PrepSuccess, I had difficulty committing to a study schedule. PrepSuccess provided with the support that I needed to do well on the GRE and hence gain acceptance into the graduate program of my choice. I am eternally grateful. Best regards! (Shelly-Ann Meade, 2013 MPH Epidemiology Candidate, UNC-CH School of Public Health)
Hi Frederick: Thank you for the update! It is always wonderful to hear about my PrepSuccess peers’ achievements. I just wanted to thank you again for the opportunity to improve my GRE scores in the second summer 2012 cohort. I was able to boost my combined scores from a 1090 in 2009 to a 1300 (V = 161, Q = 153, AW = 4.5) in September 2012. Feeling confident about my new scores and other credentials, I only applied to two top-tier MPH programs (which, thankfully, saved me the cost of lots of applications fees). I am grateful to report I was accepted into each program and I will be attending the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in the fall. I am constantly recommending PrepSuccess to my colleagues here at Wake Health Services. I found that by combining the in-person classes and recorded sessions I was able to accommodate my priority of improving my GRE scores into my daily routine without compromising my responsibilities at work. This is a very effective and beneficial program. Thank you so much for your help! (Mary Kristina Wharton, 2013 MPH Candidate, UNC-CH Gillings School of Global Public Health)
Frederick: My scores from Monday’s official GRE were Quantitative = 165; Verbal = 165. Both scores exceeded my pre-training scores of Q = 157 and V = 152. I can’t tell you how pleased I am with my scores and the course in general. I have strongly recommended the course to two friends who are looking to take the GRE this summer. Thank you again for pushing me to succeed and offering the class. I will be in touch and please feel free to e-mail me.
(Garrett Frere, 2013; PhD Candidate, Computer Engineering, NCSU or UNC-CH)
Frederick: My score on the official GRE is Quantitative = 158 and Verbal = 140. My pre-training scores were Q = 151 and V = 138. I wanted to thank you once more for the opportunity to attend the GRE PrepSuccess. While doing my real test in the test center I understood that it was a wise decision to attend the GRE classes. Thank you very much!
(Evgeniia Kazymova, 2013 Candidate MS-MLS)
Hello Mr. Sexton: I would like you to know that I have been accepted to East Carolina University Graduate School. In addition, I am on the waiting list of UNC Chapel Hill. I don’t believe I would have been accepted without your advice on my personal statement, GRE and resume. I am deeply grateful for all your help, time, and support. Sincerely, (Miao Qin, RN, 2013 Candidate, ECU School of Nursing)
My percentiles increased 140% over my pre-training percentiles. My scores have been good enough for me to land interviews for PhD and PsyD programs in Psychology. I applied to 13 schools so far since Jan 1 and have landed 3 interviews, no rejections, and the rest are to be determined. I will keep you in touch to where I end up. The class was wonderful, I just wish I hadn’t had so much going on with school, work, and my personal life, but I persevered. If it hadn’t been for the class, I wouldn’t have studied at all. I’ve recommended to others here at Campbell, so hopefully over the next year you will get a few. Once again, thank you. (Michael Dreiling, Senior, Campbell University; 2012 PhD/PsyD Candidate in Psychology)
I completed the GRE on July 13, 2012 and scored 150 (53%) on Quantitative and 152 (56%) on Verbal. Relative to my pre-training scores, my Q score increased from 139 (10%) and my V increased from 147 (36%). As far as words of encouragement, you just have to be really determined to study for the GRE and to not give up every time you get a question wrong. Taking the PrepSuccess course was the biggest help as far as knowledge of the GRE material. When I first started I was scared to look at the Quantitative section but with your help I was able to score 11 points higher (+43 percentage points). Not only did PrepSuccess help me achieve a big step towards my goal but also saved me money. Thank you so much for everything you have done. (Rania Nouh; Certified Nursing Assistant, Rex Hospital, Raleigh, NC; 2013 MS Candidate, Physician Assistant Program)
Hi Mr. Sexton: A few weeks ago (November 11, 2011) I took my revised GRE. Quantitative = 151 (56%) and Verbal= 152 (56%). I was very satisfied with my scores as they were much improved from my previous test-taking experience, especially the Quantitative section. Old GRE: Quantitative =(22%); Verbal = (51%). Thank you so much for all of your instruction, funny stories, and encouragement along the way. I am recommending PrepSuccess to everyone! (Erica Morris, RN, UNC-Hospitals, 2012 MSN Candidate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
May 16, 2012 Mr. Sexton: I just wanted to let you know I got into the UNC at Chapel Hill Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Program and will begin August 2012. Thank you for the strong letter of reference you put together for me and for all of the help on the GRE. I know both of these components made me a very strong applicant for this program. I sincerely thank you. Erica Morris