Sherpa Prep® is a unique social enterprise dedicated to making high-impact, highly-personalized test prep accessible to as many people as possible. What we provide is more than a course or an automated online platform, but an unmatched ecosystem of high-touch expertise, mentorship, and support led by full-time professionals devoted to helping students.
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Whether you’re starting from scratch, or want to master the most advanced concepts, we know how to make it simple. Our 8-week GRE course costs $799 and includes our proprietary 7-volume guide to the GRE, as well as our iOS app and 6 practice exams, free of charge.
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Our 9-week GMAT course costs $1,099 and is the only GMAT course taught by 99th percentile instructors with a minimum of 10,000 hours of teaching experience. Included free of charge are Sherpa’s 18 proprietary GMAT guides, the GMAT Official Guide Bundle, and 6 computer-adaptive practice tests.
Application Services and Admissions Consulting
Need help with the MBA admissions process or application services? For $199, our monthly 2-hour seminar discusses everything from the importance of self-branding to school compatibility to all the most frequently asked questions, and includes a free 60-minute 1-1 needs assessment.
Most test prep companies promise "small classes", the "best instructors", or a "personalized experience". We prefer to offer you a side-by-side comparison to let you see for yourself. Measure our GRE course or GMAT course against those of other test prep providers, and you'll see that we offer a level of help and expertise that, frankly, is unmatched.
From more classroom time, to free office hours, to heavily-discounted 1-1 help, to the option to enroll in a second course at no cost, we know you'll find that no one compares to Sherpa. We offer all this help because students are worth it. We're teachers. We care about what we do and we care about helping people.
Giving students the best possible experience is something that's important to us. Yes, we could offer shorter classes with fewer perks, and we could raise our prices considerably. Doing so, however, would make us just like everyone else. We exceed industry standards because students deserve better. Were we to offer anything less, our students would be a lot less successful - and Sherpa Prep a lot less popular.
Every Sherpa GRE or GMAT course is capped at 12 enrollees and led by an instructor with 99th percentile scores and extensive teaching experience.
Outside of class, students have access to an ecosystem of support features, such as as free office hours and 1-1 "check-ins", and are given weekly assignments from our wealth of materials. The depth and extent of what we teach goes well beyond what you'll find anywhere else. Whether you're starting from scratch or need help with the advanced stuff, we have it covered.
"I really enjoyed my experience with Sherpa, it's the reason I got into multiple schools" —Asmi
"I can honestly really recommend Sherpa Prep" —Sophie
"The admissions consulting was really valuable. I got into everywhere I applied." —Rory
"My name is Brie and I had the best time at Sherpa Prep!" —Brie
"Videos were my favorite part because I'm more of a visual learner." —Stephanie
"We really hit the ground running, which I loved" —Chris
For anyone who is unsure, I guarantee that Sherpa is the best GRE preparation option in the DMV area, hands down. Honestly, Jay and his team are amazing. The interpersonal nature of the course — in person classes, optional personal tutoring, and Sunday office hours — is just one of the aspects that make the Sherpa Prep experience. The comprehensive set of books paired with the mobile app and various practice tests and exams provided everything needed for success on the GRE. Not only was Jay a wonderful teacher, making difficult concepts easy to understand, he also was amicable in each and every interaction. As a student, I can tell that Jay loves what he does. He was constantly willing to assist in any way possible and gave advice regarding realistic scores and expectations while addressing any concerns that arose. Jay truly cares about the success of his students and wants to see them do well, and from my encounters with the rest of the team, they also share this mission. It is evident that Sherpa has perfected their teaching model, as they offer relevant strategies to not only take the test but to beat it. Personal diligence is required for maximum results, but Sherpa’s approach is practical; they will help you to identify your personal objectives for the test and work with you to ensure those objectives are met. Prepare to put in the work, and you will surely see results.
I can't recommend Sherpa Prep highly enough. I did a lot of research before choosing a GMAT prep course and I'm confident I couldn't have made a better choice. Nafeez is a great instructor, and he and his team have created a high caliber course that includes their own supplementary material. Sherpa teaches simple strategies that I haven't been able to find taught anywhere else, and they work! There's no way this is replicated by any of the name brand prep companies. Not to mention Nafeez also takes considerable time outside of class to personally work with each student until they are happy with their score, even after the course ends! Through my work with Nafeez my score improved from 600 on the first practice test to 760 on the actual exam. After all that, what Sherpa offers is still somehow significantly cheaper than anything their competitors offer. I've already recommended Sherpa to two of my friends who enrolled in the course and they're equally as happy as I am. Taking a Sherpa course is really a no brainer if you have any ambitions to do well on the GMAT.
3 months ago I googled 'best GRE class DC' and found Sherpa. I'm not sure why, but I was skeptical of something with so many 5 star reviews, how could anything be so universally good. But here I am, at the end of my course logging my own 5 star review. Jay and the Sherpa team are incredible. I came into the class with high expectations and good but not great scores and by the end earned a 328 on the first try, up from 310 when I started the class. Jay is unique, his lectures stick in your head and he manages to be an effective teacher across quite disparate skill levels. He understands how to pressure his students toward success (in the way they hoped when their better selves signed up for the class originally) and balances frankness with encouragement. The wealth of resources that Sherpa provides are also especially cogent. And, as if to give warranty on the product of success, our whole class was told that not only would Jay be available via email at any point in the future, but that if we felt it was necessary we could retake the whole course over again free of charge. I'm quite satisfied with my Sherpa experience!
Sherpa is hands down the absolute best GMAT prep service in the game. They are literally miracle workers. The content that they've prepared: packets, test-taking strategy, application support, and general matriculation strategy are totally out of this world. The best thing about Sherpa, however, is how invested they are in you as a student. Nafeez has been in the game so long he knows what levers to pull to get you motivated, what you need to do to succeed, and when to tell you to abandon something. As much as the program is a series of classes, you really feel like you're on a one on one personalized journey every step of the way. From the day you open your textbook to the day you hit submit they have test materials, essay review, interview prep, and ask me anything type help to get you there. Everyone on their team is available damn near all the time. If you have a question pop up, go to a Sunday review session, schedule a 15min check-in, shoot them an email and get a response almost immediately. I'm at Duke's Fuqua School of Business with a full-tuition scholarship and Sherpa is a HUGE part of the reason I'm here.
Without the help of Sherpa Prep, I 100% would not be starting a doctorate program in clinical psychology this Fall! I really struggle with math and had taken the GRE several times, both studying on my own and with other prep companies, all times unable to bring my scores up. I had also previously applied to doctorate programs only to be told I was a great candidate, but my scores needed to come up. It was extremely frustrating to know that I was a great candidate, but this test was standing in my way. The Sherpa program and instructors are hands down the best in the business! The program is structured to build from basic fundamentals, which is great for any kind of student (i.e. haven't seen math in 10 +years, or just coming out of undergrad). The instructors are all VERY smart, committed to their student's success and great at breaking concepts down for easier explanations. The classes are small enough, making it easy for students to ask questions, not get lost in the crowd, and learn at their own pace. There is a lot of material to learn and any student should enter into the prep classes committed to putting in the necessary time and work. I took advantage of the course repeat option and the private tutoring, which helped IMMENSELY! Preparing for the GRE is definitely a process, but with the support of Sherpa’s instructors, it will absolutely be worth it! I cannot thank my instructors and tutors enough for their help! I could not have achieved my goal of getting into a doctorate program without them.
A 5-star Yelp review doesn't even begin to do Sherpa Prep justice. Sherpa provides outstanding and effective test preparation for all verbal and quant levels, and I mean all. Sherpa helped me raise my GMAT score by over 200 points - from the time that I began the course, to when I sat down to take the test. When I walked into class on day one, I literally could not add fractions; when I finished the course, I was mastering combinatorics. After all of the hard work and assistance from Nafeez' amazing application consulting, I got into Georgetown's MBA program with scholarship money. Family, friends, and I are absolutely elated, and I'm looking forward to completing the program. These guys are professional, hands-on, brilliant, and will work hard to make sure that you have the results that you need. For an amazing price (compared to Manhattan, Kaplan etc.), you will get a no-nonsense champion in your corner, who will help you make that huge, life-changing step of going to grad school. If you're in the DC Metro area, don't even think about going with any other prep course company - you'll be throwing your money away.