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Forté Fellows can save $200 on our GRE or GMAT prep courses.

Whether you're starting from scratch, or want to master the most advanced concepts, we know how to make it simple. Everything is laid out for you as if you haven't taken a standardized test in years. Bit by bit, we gradually explore every topic tested by the GRE and GMAT — from the most basic to the most advanced — so that you can solve problems involving sophisticated nuances, not just the easy ones.

We've worked closely with many people from Forté over the years and are offering all a special discount for a limited time (through 8/31/20).

$200 off for Forté Fellows now through Oct 2020

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A New Standard For GRE and GMAT Test Prep.

Here's why Sherpa is special.

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.

Hear What Our Students Have to Say!

Real student reviews from Google, Yelp! and Trustpilot.

Asmi review

"I really enjoyed my experience with Sherpa, it's the reason I got into multiple schools" —Asmi

Sophie review

"I can honestly really recommend Sherpa Prep" —Sophie

Rory review

"The admissions consulting was really valuable. I got into everywhere I applied." —Rory

Brie review

"My name is Brie and I had the best time at Sherpa Prep!" —Brie

Stephanie review

"Videos were my favorite part because I'm more of a visual learner." —Stephanie

Chris review

"We really hit the ground running, which I loved" —Chris

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

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.

- James

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.

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 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.

- Dustin

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. [...] Prepare to put in the work, and you will surely see results.

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.

- Kayin

My instructor was Nafeez and the way he teaches is very detailed and insightful. If you have a question never will you feel scared to ask and he will always explain it out to you. The classes might be 3.5 hours but they went by so fast because he incorporates inspirational tips of what business school wants/is, what the GMAT is about, the psychological factors on test day, etc. which also gives a refreshing perspective and makes you strive harder to reach your goal.

I highly recommend Sherpa Prep to prep for graduate school. The price of the course for 12 classes at 3.5 hours each is well worth it with the quality of information and knowledge of tricks you learn. They give you a very structured lesson plan with tasks to finish each week which will benefit anyone who needs discipline and motivation to start. You do have to put in work outside of the classes to get the results you want but by following their syllabus diligently you'll be glad when you take your exam.

My instructor was Nafeez and the way he teaches is very detailed and insightful. If you have a question never will you feel scared to ask and he will always explain it out to you. The classes might be 3.5 hours but they went by so fast because he incorporates inspirational tips of what business school wants/is, what the GMAT is about, the psychological factors on test day, etc. which also gives a refreshing perspective and makes you strive harder to reach your goal.

They also offer quick chats for students and students who have finished their courses to stay within the Sherpa circle - which are 15 minutes to ask any questions you want (from GMAT studying, the application process, business school questions, stress, anything!!, etc.). Even when sometimes I've doubted myself along the process, after I talk to Nafeez during our quick chats he gives the most real advice relating to my situation and that casts away my doubts. It's like a nice therapeutic session that motivates you to keep on going!

This company truly cares about having a relationship with their students and wanting the best for them! I've also sat in classes or worked with the other instructors Nasheed, Erin, Tae, and Dylan and they are all very intelligent, quirky, and excellent teachers giving you the best quality teaching and consulting you need/want. Keep up the great work Sherpa Prep Team and thank you for truly investing in your students!

- Fortuna

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 [...] 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.

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 time, 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!

I honestly would only recommend Sherpa Prep to anyone trying to studying for and/or wanting to raise their scores on the GRE. 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.

- Kristen

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