Specials & Partnerships

Sign up today with one of our special discounts!

Friend of a former Sherpa student? Save $40.

Enter your friend’s email address as a promo code and save $40.

Save $40 when you enroll with a friend.

Sign up together online and get an automatic $40 discount for each enrollment.

10% off for veterans and active duty military.

Bring a valid military ID to your first class and receive a 10% refund.

Partnerships

Click on your school or organization to access a special promo code.

Want to become a partner? Have your organization email info@sherpaprep.com!

Testimonials from Our

Students Will Win You Over

Real student reviews from Google, Yelp! and Trustpilot.

Last summer, I knew ZERO math. I'm not kidding, I couldn't divide, I had forgotten literally everything about triangles and angles and (/completely/) everything. The last time I had taken a math course was in sophomore year of high school. I've been out of college for a while, so I didn't know what to expect coming into a GRE prep course. I was completely surprised. This is...

Last summer, I knew ZERO math. I'm not kidding, I couldn't divide, I had forgotten literally everything about triangles and angles and (/completely/) everything. The last time I had taken a math course was in sophomore year of high school. I've been out of college for a while, so I didn't know what to expect coming into a GRE prep course. I was completely surprised. This is the single greatest investment I have EVER made, hands down. Nasheed was the best! I went from being able to do no math at all…to being more than competent at everything I needed to do. I gave myself enough time to take the GRE twice, but I didn't need to! I applied to schools, and I was accepted to Stanford, Cornell, and UCLA. Schools were courting ME! I am NOT the kind of person that gets accepted to these places. But Nasheed is an amazing, intelligent person that is capable of taking someone like /me/ and getting them into places like Stanford. Her optimism is contagious, she'll make sure you are doing your work, she'll push you to be your best, and she knows her stuff. And you'll have fun! Best of all, she'll also reply to your whiny late-night emails complaining about that GRE problem you couldn't solve…FAST, and with the solution that draws on the material you've gone over in class. I start next fall in sunny California at my TOP school and first pick—and I couldn't be happier! I absolutely recommend Sherpa Prep to anyone considering grad school. Thanks Nasheed!

- Scott

Sherpa’s GRE review was outstanding. Not only was the course content concise, well presented, and of meticulous detail, but also exceptional in the way it was taught. Nafeez has a magical way of presenting the information so that it makes sense, is not intimidating, and did so in a relaxed manner that leaves you enjoying every minute of the 4hr class. It is hard to beli...

Sherpa’s GRE review was outstanding. Not only was the course content concise, well presented, and of meticulous detail, but also exceptional in the way it was taught. Nafeez has a magical way of presenting the information so that it makes sense, is not intimidating, and did so in a relaxed manner that leaves you enjoying every minute of the 4hr class. It is hard to believe that Sherpa can deliver such a stellar product for a fraction of the cost, on top of delivering this in a personalized, easy to access format. I can’t say enough good things about Sherpa…well worth the money, fabulous, don’t go any where else!!!

- Martha

My natural inclination was to go for the big name prep institutions but I decided to evaluate other providers in the DC metro area. I stumbled upon Sherpa and felt confident in the representations made online. I signed up for the GRE Course and to date it is one of the best classes I have "Ever" taken (and I've taken many, around the world). The delivery was spot-on...

My natural inclination was to go for the big name prep institutions but I decided to evaluate other providers in the DC metro area. I stumbled upon Sherpa and felt confident in the representations made online. I signed up for the GRE Course and to date it is one of the best classes I have "Ever" taken (and I've taken many, around the world). The delivery was spot-on! How could anyone forget a FUQ and an ASSWHOLE in relation to a math topic, or anything else for that matter? Nafeez was incredible as an instructor and he really helped to de-mystify some of the dreaded math concepts I hadn't encountered in almost two decades.. Great job! Great guy! For me, it was truly transformational and the lessons learnt far transcended the GRE course itself. It was a paradigm shift which introduced me to a whole new way of thinking. Kudos!

- Phil

A GRE course that is effective, affordable, and actually enjoyable. I took a Saturday Arlington course with Jay, who is one of the founders. He is not only competent, but also energetic and hilarious. As he had designed much of the custom course materials, like the 'math bible' and the course strategy guides, the class felt like getting an insider’s scoop. Their ap...

A GRE course that is effective, affordable, and actually enjoyable. I took a Saturday Arlington course with Jay, who is one of the founders. He is not only competent, but also energetic and hilarious. As he had designed much of the custom course materials, like the 'math bible' and the course strategy guides, the class felt like getting an insider’s scoop. Their approach to the essays was particularly helpful. Coming from friends' stories, other courses like Kaplan are over $1,000 and instructors struggle to explain things in a clear and engaging way. Sherpa definitely beats everything else out there.

- Nikolay

Sherpa is by far the best study course in the DC area. Aside from being more than reasonable in their pricing (only cost a third of Kaplan or Princeton Review), the course material was more comprehensive, the class size was small for more personal interaction, and all of the instructors scored in the 99% of the exam so they really know how to take a test. Our instructor Jouya was extremely pers...

Sherpa is by far the best study course in the DC area. Aside from being more than reasonable in their pricing (only cost a third of Kaplan or Princeton Review), the course material was more comprehensive, the class size was small for more personal interaction, and all of the instructors scored in the 99% of the exam so they really know how to take a test. Our instructor Jouya was extremely personable as well as knowledgeable, and explained every concept in multiple ways so as to ensure that everyone understood. The class did not progress until everyone understood the lesson. My weakest subject for the exam was the verbal. On my first practice test, I scored a 45%. On the actual GRE, I scored a 72%. My math went from 70% to 85%. Jouya really cared about his students, and there wasn't a single moment that he wasn't available during the week to answer any questions. If you want to get into a grad program, Sherpa is the best prep course out there, no contest.

- Aris

SHERPA PREP=EPIC GRE RESULTS!!!!!!! Sherpa Prep's GRE course is the best GRE prep course in the Washington, DC area!!! Everything on the GRE is broken down to the tee, and you receive great individual attention, the instructors are highly attentive, intuitive, most importantly they know their stuff and can teach it anyone!!!!

SHERPA PREP=EPIC GRE RESULTS!!!!!!! Sherpa Prep's GRE course is the best GRE prep course in the Washington, DC area!!! Everything on the GRE is broken down to the tee, and you receive great individual attention, the instructors are highly attentive, intuitive, most importantly they know their stuff and can teach it anyone!!!!

- Leon

After doing a quick Google search for an affordable GRE test prep class, I came across Sherpa Prep. Although skeptical first, the first class dispelled all my doubts and fears about the legitimacy of the class and the knowledge and breadth of the materials. I took the course in Washington, DC with Nasheed. She was a vital resource and was very knowledgeable about both the Quantitative and Ver...

After doing a quick Google search for an affordable GRE test prep class, I came across Sherpa Prep. Although skeptical first, the first class dispelled all my doubts and fears about the legitimacy of the class and the knowledge and breadth of the materials. I took the course in Washington, DC with Nasheed. She was a vital resource and was very knowledgeable about both the Quantitative and Verbal section. The way she taught the class was excellent, and I saw a 12-point jump in my verbal score, and a 14-point jump in my quantitative score. The math bible was particularly helpful, as there were times I was running out of problems for certain concepts. I would recommend this course to anyone looking for an affordable preparation for the GRE.

- Junaed

I took the GRE yesterday, and ended up with a 169 Verbal and 153 Quantitative. The ETS score conversion table tells me that roughly equates to a 740 and 680, respectively, on the old scoring system. This is 100 points better than my previous practice test, and 70 points above what I needed. Thank you! I'm a really satisfied customer, and a friend of mine already sig...

I took the GRE yesterday, and ended up with a 169 Verbal and 153 Quantitative. The ETS score conversion table tells me that roughly equates to a 740 and 680, respectively, on the old scoring system. This is 100 points better than my previous practice test, and 70 points above what I needed. Thank you! I'm a really satisfied customer, and a friend of mine already signed up for your course in February. I had a great time with Jouya. He was knowledgable, engaging, calm, kind. Wonderful teacher. Thanks again for the class. I'm going to rep it to everybody I know.

- Andy

I took the new GRE on Sunday after taking your GRE course with Seth for the past 8 weeks. I don't know my official scores yet but I got a range of 710-800 on the math and 750-800 on the verbal. Just wanted to let you know. Thanks so much for a great class! It made taking the test so much less stressful.

I took the new GRE on Sunday after taking your GRE course with Seth for the past 8 weeks. I don't know my official scores yet but I got a range of 710-800 on the math and 750-800 on the verbal. Just wanted to let you know. Thanks so much for a great class! It made taking the test so much less stressful.

- Tessa

In sum: better value, smaller class sizes, great course materials, great instruction. When I was searching for a GRE prep course, I considered the following things: small class sizes, # of hours of instruction, overall price, and what instruction materials were provided. After comparing the various prep courses available in the DC area, I gambled and selected Sherpa which didn't have the brand ...

In sum: better value, smaller class sizes, great course materials, great instruction. When I was searching for a GRE prep course, I considered the following things: small class sizes, # of hours of instruction, overall price, and what instruction materials were provided. After comparing the various prep courses available in the DC area, I gambled and selected Sherpa which didn't have the brand recognition of the big names like Kaplan or Princeton Review. My experience was top notch - great instruction (thanks to Jouya), great price, small class size (about 6 people in my class), and course materials that included online practice exams and youtube how to videos which corresponded to all of practice problems. I just took the GRE yesterday, and received a range of 1420-1570. So nice to be done the exam, and I highly recommend Sherpa.

- Anonymous

Hello! I just wanted to thank both of you for all your help in preparing for the GREs. Your videos on the math portion were extremely helpful, and the in-class discussions and "tips" to efficiently answer the questions made a big difference. I took the GREs this past weekend, and I'm happy to close the book :)

Hello! I just wanted to thank both of you for all your help in preparing for the GREs. Your videos on the math portion were extremely helpful, and the in-class discussions and "tips" to efficiently answer the questions made a big difference. I took the GREs this past weekend, and I'm happy to close the book :)

- Monika

Small class sizes and instructors dedicated to teaching both content and strategy set Sherpa apart from the pack. The instructors focus on tailoring the material to the students, and the small class sizes make this possible. I've done prep classes for the SAT, LSAT, and financial designations, and the instruction I received from Sherpa was light-years ahead of anything else...

Small class sizes and instructors dedicated to teaching both content and strategy set Sherpa apart from the pack. The instructors focus on tailoring the material to the students, and the small class sizes make this possible. I've done prep classes for the SAT, LSAT, and financial designations, and the instruction I received from Sherpa was light-years ahead of anything else I've experienced. Plus, the price is impossible to beat. Highly recommended!

- Windle

Hello! I just wanted to thank both of you for all your help in preparing for the GREs. Your videos on the math portion were extremely helpful, and the in-class discussions and "tips" to efficiently answer the questions made a big difference. I took the GREs this past weekend, and I'm happy to close the book :)

Hello! I just wanted to thank both of you for all your help in preparing for the GREs. Your videos on the math portion were extremely helpful, and the in-class discussions and "tips" to efficiently answer the questions made a big difference. I took the GREs this past weekend, and I'm happy to close the book :)

- Monika

Jay and Nasheed, I just got my revised GRE scores:

Quant: 155 (= 710)
Verbal: 157 (= 560)
Essays: 5

I want to thank SherpaPrep for all the help in getting me prepared. The absolute best part of the study program are the videos of how to do the homework...I really liked checking to see if I solved the pro...

Jay and Nasheed, I just got my revised GRE scores:

Quant: 155 (= 710)
Verbal: 157 (= 560)
Essays: 5

I want to thank SherpaPrep for all the help in getting me prepared. The absolute best part of the study program are the videos of how to do the homework...I really liked checking to see if I solved the problem the quickest way possible. Also the way Jay looks at a problem and tells you what should be going through your head (rules/things to remember) really helped too.

- Kari Jo

Great program that provides all the resources you need to achieve your ideal score. I consider the cost savings to merely be an added bonus. There was no problem I found on the exam that we did not cover in class. As stated below, the detailed practice packets, small class size, and overall structure of the course were key. My instructor, Nafeez,...

Great program that provides all the resources you need to achieve your ideal score. I consider the cost savings to merely be an added bonus. There was no problem I found on the exam that we did not cover in class. As stated below, the detailed practice packets, small class size, and overall structure of the course were key. My instructor, Nafeez, was very knowledgeable and helpful . He made the class not just bearable, but enjoyable. I think that says a great deal about the quality of the program.

- Amanda

Your materials are so great. I took a kaplan course several years ago and I feel the strategy guides you have developed are light years beyond what I got from that course. They really help breakdown the concepts and make it far more managable to learn. Jouya has also been really great to work with. He's helping me with bringing back all ...

Your materials are so great. I took a kaplan course several years ago and I feel the strategy guides you have developed are light years beyond what I got from that course. They really help breakdown the concepts and make it far more managable to learn. Jouya has also been really great to work with. He's helping me with bringing back all those memories of math and verbal and helping me breakdown the problems so I do not feel overwhelmed and can answer them correctly.

- Nitasha

Seth and Jay, I just wanted to let you know that I took the new GRE today and thanks to you got a range of 1370-1560 for my combined score! I am thrilled with this especially given my diagnostic scores of 1160-1360 back in July. I am feeling pretty confident about getting into my desired program now with this score so thank you so much for that. <span class="stres...

Seth and Jay, I just wanted to let you know that I took the new GRE today and thanks to you got a range of 1370-1560 for my combined score! I am thrilled with this especially given my diagnostic scores of 1160-1360 back in July. I am feeling pretty confident about getting into my desired program now with this score so thank you so much for that. Sherpa was a great experience for me and the strategy guides have been basically my bible for the past two and a half months. I put in a lot of time on my own but I never would have been able to achieve the same results without Seth's instruction and the strategy guides (plus your video explanations).


Jay, I hope you are not disturbed to know that every time I read a GRE question I hear it in your voice after having watched all the videos! Thanks again guys!

- Sarah

I signed up for prep class with Sherpa last spring, and the course turned out to be exactly what I needed. Despite being quite inexpensive, it was comprehensive and provided me with all the tools required to be fully ready for the test. The Sherpa strategy guides are infinitely better than any of the GRE prep books available for sale, it just doesn't compare. I am not very ...

I signed up for prep class with Sherpa last spring, and the course turned out to be exactly what I needed. Despite being quite inexpensive, it was comprehensive and provided me with all the tools required to be fully ready for the test. The Sherpa strategy guides are infinitely better than any of the GRE prep books available for sale, it just doesn't compare. I am not very good at math and had done none for the past seven years, but the Sherpa practice sets and YouTube videos got me back on my feet pretty quickly! Our teacher, Jay, had great teaching skills and was dynamic enough to get everyone's attention during these weekly evening classes. He was also nice, super-reactive and never failed to answer emails promptly. Sherpa also did a great job at adapting to the new GRE by revising all of the strategy guides etc. I certainly wouldn't have done so well on the test were it not for Sherpa.

- Anonymous

Yeah, I agree with the folks below. Nothing on the test was outside what I expected, and I'm sure I was as prepared as I could have been after having taken the course and done all the practice exercises. Instructors basically go off the workbooks, but it's good to have someone to work through Q's with. The classes can be kinda informal, so if that doesn't jive with y...

Yeah, I agree with the folks below. Nothing on the test was outside what I expected, and I'm sure I was as prepared as I could have been after having taken the course and done all the practice exercises. Instructors basically go off the workbooks, but it's good to have someone to work through Q's with. The classes can be kinda informal, so if that doesn't jive with you, you may want to fork out more $$ for the other classes, but if that's not a deal for you, this is well worth it. For me it's a much better option than forking out more money for the fancier classes. I took the GRE's yesterday, and I am very happy with my scores.

- Anonymous

This course was excellent. Nafeez is one of the best teachers of any subject that I have every had. All the staff are really nice and you do not feel like they are trying to squeeze you for money.

This course was excellent. Nafeez is one of the best teachers of any subject that I have every had. All the staff are really nice and you do not feel like they are trying to squeeze you for money.

- BDC

What Are You Waiting For?

Find a Course Now