Best MCAT Prep Course

Instructor: Adam Nystrom

Adam owns a Master's degree in Professional and Digital Media Writing. During his time as a graduate assistant, he developed lesson plans for upper-level English courses.

Your upcoming MCAT exam is likely stressing you, and you need to know where you should go for the best course to prepare yourself. Use this guide to find out who offers the best prep course options.

Where Should I Start Looking?

Before exploring the rest of your online prep options, consider Study.com's self-paced MCAT Help and Review course. New users can start a free five-day trial to see if the video lessons and self-assessment quizzes are a good fit for them, and for a nominal subscription fee, obtain access for months. After checking out the Study.com course, you can also look at other options shown below.

Kaplan Test Prep

Although the classes are expensive, Kaplan offers a wealth of options for preparing for the MCAT exam:

  • Self-Paced: With this program, you will create your own schedule that revolves around your life and needs. You'll be able to email the same instructors who created the course with your questions about the material.
  • Live Online: This version puts you in a virtual classroom, enabling you to directly speak to your instructor.
  • In Person: This approach features a traditional classroom setting with multiple students and one instructor; this is Kaplan's most popular option for test prep courses.
  • Private Tutoring: These are one-on-one sessions with an instructor that allow you to focus on any areas with which you might need extra help for the MCAT.

The Princeton Review

Similar to Kaplan, The Princeton Review has a wide range of features available for test prep. Most of them involve learning and reviewing in an online environment at home, but their Immersion prep offering is an incredibly rigorous in-person six-week program with room and board available for an additional fee.

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