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We have dozens of posts to help you prepare to take the MCAT. We’ve done the work to make your path to MCAT success easier. From a review of the best MCAT prep books to the best MCAT course: Kaplan or Princeton Review, we’ll help you get the resources and tools you need to succeed. Check out our comprehensive list of MCAT books in 2018 from top MCAT prep companies to allow you to compare all the MCAT book options.

Study schedule for MCAT prep

As you prepare for the MCAT, you can use our MCAT study schedule—in fact 3 MCAT study options. We’ll help you balance MCAT prep with school and work. We’ll give you details about the MCAT self-study option, the self-paced MCAT prep class, and even last minute summer MCAT prep courses. Then we review the best full-length MCAT practice tests, so you have everything you need to succeed.

MCAT tutoring and MCAT subject books

Will customized tutoring help you meet your MCAT goals? What are the best MCAT subject books? You can read about them here. Will reading The Economist improve an MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning score? Believe it or not, the answer may be yes!

Best time for MCAT study, taking the MCAT

When to study for the MCAT is also not so much a science but a factor you can plan ahead for. And regarding the question of when to take the MCAT…is MCAT study best while in school with less time to study, or after school ends (pushing your AMCAS application back)? Is August too late to take the MCAT? It’s all here. Dive into our MCAT posts and you’ll find a rich trove of detail that will unpack the supposed mystique around this test.

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

By |2018-04-18T21:33:30-06:00June 1st, 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 [...]

Summer MCAT prep boot camps…burning hot!

By |2022-02-17T11:48:40-07:00May 23rd, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Six weeks of scorching heat! Summer MCAT prep boot camp: Ready? Set! Go. It's time to ramp it up! If you're on the fence about putting the finishing touches on your summer MCAT prep or getting help from the professionals, now's the time for finalizing your decision! Kaplan and Princeton Review both offer compressed classes [...]

My review of the Altius MCAT prep course

By |2022-02-17T11:48:41-07:00April 3rd, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Should I go with the Altius MCAT prep option? I think the Altius MCAT prep course is somewhat unique in its offerings, which is why I'm reviewing just Altius in this post... Altius MCAT Prep is available in several cities in Utah, as well as Portland and Corvallis, Oregon; Pullman, Washington; Moscow, Idaho; Lawrence, Kansas; [...]

Will reading The Economist really improve my MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning score?

By |2018-04-18T21:18:03-06:00March 29th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

If you've started prepping for the MCAT, you not only know the MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning Section is mind-numbingly hard, but you realize that it accounts for a hefty part of your overall score. Verbal reasoning is a skill, and getting good at it takes practice. There are lots of tips and techniques you’ll get in your [...]

Taking the MCAT: best MCAT study tips

By |2022-02-17T11:48:45-07:00January 1st, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Who can you trust for the best MCAT study tips? No one knows you better than you, which is why you're the best person to design the best MCAT study plan for you as you begin this most important ascent of your college career. So which MCAT study tips should you follow, and which can you ignore? [...]

Study break before the MCAT—good idea or bad?

By |2018-04-18T20:18:44-06:00December 30th, 2016|MCAT Prep|

Some people say you should take a study break before the MCAT of at least two or three days, in order to clear your mind and relax. I'm worried I'll be off my rhythm if do. Any thoughts? -Kristine The key to your question are the words "some people."  You need to do what works for you [...]

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What’s the best MCAT prep course—Princeton Review, Kaplan, Altius, Examkrackers, Berkeley Review…???

By |2019-06-13T18:27:37-06:00December 1st, 2016|MCAT Prep|

Which MCAT prep course? 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.

TPR: How do I improve my MCAT score the second time around?

By |2019-01-15T14:31:49-07:00June 8th, 2016|MCAT Prep|

Our students take up to 19 full length practice exams during their content, strategy and method review, so they are not blindsided. In this way they're more likely to improve their MCAT score.

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