I will be entering my 3rd year (junior year). I want to do my MCAT after the 3rd year is over (August 2009), and I plan on doing it without Kaplan (it's so freaking expensive!). I'll study for 3 months & then give the test. Side question: when should I register to take the MCATs if I want to take it in August 2009? If I get a bad score, then I'll retake after my 4th year but with Kaplan's help (brokenheartedly pay the money). Sound like a ok plan? I would like to get others' thoughts on this. On the forumns so far, most people did take Kaplan's help.... Did anyone get 32+ without using Kaplan/TPC? If so, what was your study method? And those who did take the Kaplan/TPC, is it worth the money? I'd really appreciate your suggestions! Thanks!