The Office of Continuing Education offers noncredit personal and professional development courses which reflect and anticipate the changing nature of society. University admission is not required. For questions on Continuing Education, please contact Director Leslie Winbush at (336)750-2138 / firstname.lastname@example.org or Program Manager James Pao at (336)750-3410 / email@example.com.
Test Prep Academy
Each Fall and Spring, we conduct test preparation classes which are available to the general public for the GRE and LSAT graduate school tests. See below for course dates, times, and costs. Please pre-register using our Payment Gateway in order to enroll now. Note that registration is first-come, first-serve and that the course you are interested in may fill up quickly. If space is available, the last chance to register is 3 full business days before the first day of class. A new set of classes occurs once per semester, and is generally announced in July (for Fall) and November(for Spring) of each year.
Our instructors are credentialed to teach test preparation. Every instructor has completed both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree or Juris Doctor (JD) degree. Most importantly, each instructor has a track record of providing successful test prep instruction to hundreds of students over the course of the last 16+ years. They are teachers at heart who are dedicated to helping you succeed, and are well-versed in explaining all of the tips, tricks, and strategies for you to truly excel. We limit our class sizes to 12 students to ensure you are given the time and attention you need.
This course is designed to prepare you for the GRE examination, a required test for entry into almost every graduate school program. In this course, we will cover all aspects of the test including strategies for Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing. We will provide a thorough review of each question type that you will see on the GRE. Included in the price of the GRE course is a 800+ page test prep workbook and a WSSU parking permit for the lot adjoining your classroom.
Fall 2017 GRE Test Prep Class
SOLD OUT due to high demand
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
$550 (*$495 for full-time students)
WSSU Thompson Center #306
This course is designed to prepare you for the LSAT examination, a required test for entry into law school graduate degree programs in the U.S. In this course, we will cover all aspects of the test, including strategies for dealing with Logical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and Analytical Reasoning. We will provide a thorough review of each question type that you will see on the LSAT. Included in the price of the LSAT course is a 650+ page test prep workbook and a WSSU parking permit for the lot adjoining your classroom.
2017 LSAT Test Prep Class
9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 11/4, 11/11/2017
Note: No class 10/28 due to WSSU Homecoming
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$550 (*$495 for full-time students)
WSSU Thompson Center #306
*In order to receive the discounted student price, evidence of a current student photo I.D. is required at the time of registration.
“He did a great job in breaking down answers in an easier way for a student to understand.”
– GRE student, anonymous evaluation, May 2016
“[The instructor] made sure we had time for any questions and was very enthusiastic about the class which made me more motivated to do the exercises.”
- GRE student Keya D., May 2016
“The instructor made sure to clearly explain any problems that people didn't understand and also included everyone in the course while also not making each class feel rushed.”
- GRE student, anonymous evaluation, November 2015
“He explained how the authors of the test think and he gave real advice to take with us on test day.”
- LSAT student Haven P., November 2015
“I thoroughly enjoyed the LSAT prep course you all offered. It was very well taught and extremely helpful. The instructor proved to be well versed in the subject matter and I was pleased with my overall experience.”
- LSAT student Jillian J., April 2015
“We have been sending our MARC U*STAR and NIGMS-RISE Scholars to the Test Prep Academy for years. The students’ feedback as well as my observation is that the GRE Test Prep is helpful and the class at WSSU is consistently excellent. In fact, in 2016 some of our students attended Kaplan Inc.’s version of the course both online and a face-to-face prep class around the time the WSSU instructor, Mr. James Pao, was on leave. Our scholars stated they preferred the course at WSSU not only because of the convenient location, smaller class size, and superior instruction but also the cost. The cost of the Kaplan Inc. course is more than twice that of WSSU’s.”
- Dr. Azeez Aileru, Professor of Neuroscience
Director, WSSU Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center
Program Director, MARC U*STAR and NIGMS-RISE Scholars, WSSU, September 2017
To view our current Professional Learning offerings or to pre-register, please visit our Payment Gateway. Our Fall 2017 "Feed Your Mind" Series of professional development workshops will take place throughout the month of November 2017 on the WSSU campus:
"The Conflict Resolution [seminar] was on point in identifying my personal style and recommending the best methods for addressing other styles to improve my interactions with students, co-workers and others. The PowerPoint presentation handouts for the workshop also served as a good ‘refresher’ on how to implement what was learned. It was worth the time invested."
- Arthur Hardin
Academic Success Counselor,
WSSU University College and Lifelong Learning (UCaLL)
"James Pao is an exceptional personality that shares enthusiasm while facilitating. The Campus Ambassadors that participated in his session on Presentation Skills were completely engaged, and they have requested that we ask Mr. Pao to be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Awards Day celebration. He demonstrates a unique ability to capture and hold diverse audiences with his wit and energetic demeanor. Staff members know that if Mr. Pao is the facilitator, the session will be eye-opening and full of great information."
- Angela Beatty
Integrated Student Services Director,
WSSU Enrollment Management Division
"Learning about individual Emotional Intelligence and how we can incorporate it into our work environments is crucial to our success as individuals and as organizations. James Pao did an excellent job in bringing new life and breath to this underutilized topic. If you are looking for a way to grow in your own role or with those you supervise, I would suggest taking this course. You will not regret it.”
- Kyle Duck
WSSU Office of Admissions
“I really enjoyed how the instructor [James Pao] gave relevant examples in class and made it fun to learn. He drew pictures and diagrams to clarify his points, and broke the learning down into interactive pieces that allowed us to ask questions and stay mentally engaged the whole time.”
- Sharon D. Hill
WSSU Human Resources Department
We offer online courses through our approved external partners, ProTrain, Education To Go, and Center for Legal Studies which allows us to provide training for future professionals and skilled trades people for many in-demand occupations. Any of these courses that are completed online will be certified by Winston-Salem State University. Some of the most popular classes include: