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Cost of Studying for MCAT

Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by tesfawMD, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. tesfawMD

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    What would be the maximum amount of money one could spend to study WELL for the MCAT?
     
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    Do you mean the minimum amount of money needed to do well?
     
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    No, the maximum amount.
     
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    There is no maximum amount a person can spend studying to do well. It all depends on your approach/ study preference/ whether you have the brain for the test. I mean a person can spend hundreds of dollars and don't do well; it's based on you and the motivation you have to succeed.
     
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    I'm thinking that the OP is asking what the maximum investment you would put in to preparing for the MCAT.

    While there is a financial investment, there is also a time and effort investment. Someone may not be able to spend a lot of money, but they may decide to utilize as much "free" resources as they can.
     
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    I agree with Kriss,

    I had been out of school for a couple years, and my major had nothing to do with premed...and ALL my preparation cost me about 120 dollars...

    I used some old worn out EK books i got on ebay, and some old kaplan books someone gave me... i used wikipedia and the local library a lot (when I needed a textbook to help me better understand something)... most of that money was for buying some of those ridiculously expensive AAMC practice exams...

    it's not about how much money you spend - it's how you study...

    good luck!
     
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    Let me rephrase. What is the average amount of money spent for studying for the MCAT?
     
  8. rocuronium

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    I would say a few hundred dollars. I probably spent about $400 for the review books, practice tests and everything else.
     
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  9. tesfawMD

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    What did you score?
     
  10. Dr Lyss

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    taking a course is pretty popular where I'm from so most people pay whatever the course costs... which can be pretty pricey
     
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    Hmm let me think

    Kaplan book: 75
    EK book set: 150
    Ek 1001's: 100 about for all
    Princeton workout: 20 bucks
    Kaplan practice test book: 15 bucks

    4 BR books: 100
    BR practice tests (buying later): 200

    AAMC Tests: 245

    Total: 905

    Might buy the 10 gold standard tests for 150 later..
     
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    I did very well. I attribute it more to the effort I put into studying than to the amount of money spent, however.
     
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