Princeton Review offers a plethora of options for MCAT review. All courses they offer are great options for anyone looking to get a top score on the MCAT. Want to know what the MCAT course looks like before you purchase it? We got you covered. We will be walking you through Princeton Review's Self-Paced MCAT course below with in-depth videos and actual screenshots from the course.
Princeton Review Self-Paced MCAT Course
Princeton Review offers their self-paced course for $1499. The course includes many different features like 1000’s of free-standing practice questions and answers, 16 full-length practice tests, and tons of learning materials. Students will receive 10 MCAT specific books in the mail to go along with the course, along with 500+ videos that are included in the course. There are a lot of factors that go into choosing a MCAT prep course, review some of those factors below with our screenshots and video walkthroughs.
The very first thing that you are prompted to do after signing up for the course is to set goals. Students will be asked to set a target goal for each section of the MCAT. Students will also be asked to enter in a start study date and their MCAT test date – this will help students stay on track and complete their studying on time.
Princeton Review Coursework
Students can head over to the coursework tab to access all their study materials and watch their lectures. Students coursework is broken into 6 categories:
- General Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
Each category has specific classes on specific topics and includes pre-class work that should be completed before starting the lectures, the actual class work, and post-class work. Most of the pre-class work involves readings from the MCAT books they send you. The screenshot below outlines your coursework tab to give you a feel for what it is like.
Princeton Review Diagnostic Exams
Students will be prompted to complete diagnostic exams before taking some of their classes. The diagnostic exams are a great way to gauge how much you already know about the subject you are about to learn. An example of one of the diagnostic exams can be seen below.
Princeton Review Post-Class and Passages
After completing your pre-class readings and diagnostic exams, and watching the lectures, you will be prompted to complete some post-class work. Students will have different activities for each class, but they usually consist of some drills and answering actual MCAT passages. The screenshot below outlines one of the passages found in the post-class sessions.
Princeton Review MCAT Tests
Students are given access to 16 full-length practice tests when they sign up for this course. On top of that, they are also given access to official AAMC question packs. Students are given the option to choose the time on their practice tests – untimed, normal time, time and a half, double time. The practice tests do a great job of simulating the actual exams.
Students are given the option to take optional breaks, just like the real exam. An example of a practice test can be seen below. Notice the timer in the top right and the option to flag certain questions for review.
Princeton Review Reports
The reports tab is useful for tracking your overall progress throughout the course, as well as getting in-depth analysis on how you did on each MCAT practice test you took. Students will see a breakdown of each section of the MCAT and will be able to review questions they got wrong. Princeton Review uses software to inform students on which sections of the MCAT they need to work on the most, and which sections they are proficient at. The software they use is very nice for students and can help save students tons of time when they are studying.