MCAT prep courses can be tough to judge, since it depends quite a bit on various personal preferences. With so many options, you’ll have to narrow down your choices by deciding what’s most important to you: in-class instruction, one-on-one tutor time, price, length of the program, etc. Also bear in mind that Kaplan and Princeton Review MCAT test prep centers are much easier to find, while many of the others are only offered in specific regions. Even so, it’s pretty standard for all of these MCAT prep course companies to make it really difficult for pre-meds to find the actual costs of their programs before you give them your email so they can spam you eternally. So, for your benefit, we’ve written basic, as-unbiased-as-possible reviews of each program we have experience with or have found reviews of on the interwebs.

Without further adieu…

I weigh in on the question: Kaplan or Princeton Review for MCAT prep?

My review of Altius MCAT prep.

My review of the Berkeley Review and Examkrackers MCAT prep courses.

Check out the Student Doctor Network online forums to see what other students have said.

Other posts you might find helpful:

“Do I need to take an MCAT prep course?” and “Where can I find a comprehensive list of MCAT prep materials?”


Bryce Johnson co-founded premedFAQ.com in 2011 and is the author of Must Reads for the Well-Rounded Pre-Med on Amazon. If you'd like to write for the site or contribute in another way, feel free to reach out to him on LinkedIn or via email.