Category Archives: Standardized Tests and Prerequisites

Are Test Prep Classes Worth It?

At $500 to $2,500 per course for the more popular outfits, are test prep courses really worth it?  They rarely lower performance, but will they get you better results than studying on your own?  Indeed it is a huge business.  Companies like Kaplan and The Princeton Review offer prep classes for everything from Middle School entrance exams to Graduate School entrance exams to tests of English as a foreign language.  They provide a legitimate, valuable service.  But, what is the payoff, and is it worth the time and money to..