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MCAT books: Review of Kaplan, Princeton Review, Examkrackers, Berkeley Review MCAT prep books

By | July 18th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

MCAT prep book sets come in all different shapes and sizes, with varying benefits and upsides to each. There is not one book set that is ideal for every MCAT studier, which is why you really can’t believe anyone who tells you one book set is ‘better’ than another.

Is August too late to take the MCAT? Why would I wait to take it later?

By | July 18th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Is August too late? Is August too late to take the MCAT? I would've taken it earlier but it was really the only week this summer that would work. I'm planning on submitting my medical school application as soon as I get my scores... I just want to make sure the schools will be seeing [...]

Kaplan or Princeton Review for the best MCAT prep course?

By | July 15th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

So what's the best MCAT prep course? In any given year, between 70 and 80% of MCAT takers enroll in a formal MCAT prep course. In this post, I review the courses offered by the two most popular test prep companies, Kaplan and The Princeton Review.

A comprehensive list of MCAT prep books in 2017

By | July 15th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Each line of MCAT prep books has unique strengths and weaknesses. It's not a one-size-fits-all purchase pre-med students are making here. And that's why we put this list together: you deserve to go into the MCAT with confidence that your books helped, not hurt, your score.

Should I re-take the MCAT? How do medical schools treat multiple MCAT scores?

By | July 15th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

You'll need to ask the schools you're planning to attend how they treat multiple scores for those re-taking the MCAT.

Best MCAT books by subject

By | June 14th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

When looking for the best MCAT books by subject, it’s hard to find reviews for specific books. If you take a class with Princeton Review, Kaplan, Examkrackers and other MCAT prep companies, your MCAT books by subject, CDs and online resources will be included in the cost of the class. However, that doesn't prevent you [...]

Should I study for the MCAT during the summer?

By | June 14th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

When it comes to when to MCAT study, I’d start with the adage, “There’s no time like the present!” If you can study for the MCAT during the summer, there’s an obvious advantage: you’ll probably have more free time than you will when school picks up again. Whatever study you can fit in on the MCAT [...]

MCAT prep course discounts: these are DEEP!

By | June 12th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Here's our BKS* (best kept secret)!! MCAT Prep Course Discounts Psssst! We're about to share a valuable secret...reserved for premedFAQ.com visitors ONLY. Some of the MCAT prep course companies have passed along to us, so we'll pass along to you, their deepest discounts, to help fit a class into your budget. Here are the special discount codes for Princeton [...]

Is MCAT self-study a good idea, or do I need to take an MCAT prep course?

By | June 12th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

In response to the question: "Is MCAT self-study a good idea?" the answer is... It depends. Like most things in the pre-med realm, there's no one answer that's right for everyone. Facts to keep in mind You can spend anywhere from $800 to $2,500 for live and online courses (or $6,000-$9,500 for Summer Immersion), and [...]

MCAT study tips

By | June 4th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Best MCAT Study Tips for Acing the Test? Stretch it out, or quick prep? Searching the Internet, you’ll find countless MCAT study tips. Everyone has their opinion on the best way to approach the MCAT based on their own experience and from those legendary tales on the street. However, as you’ve probably noticed by now, [...]