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Kaplan Online v. Classroom

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by dent4life23, May 25, 2008.

  1. dent4life23


    May 23, 2008
    Want to take the DAT in mid- to late July. I'm debating whether to buy the online Kaplan course or attending the Kaplan classroom course at a college. What do you think is better? Anyone here taken the online course and if so, was it helpful? Any downsides? I'm leaning toward the online course so I can have access to the material when i want it.

    Thanks for the help...
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  3. predental1984

    predental1984 2+ Year Member

    Oct 15, 2007
    When you buy the classroom course. You also get access to the online material. The classes cost 300 extra I think. I took the class room course and those teachers are useless. The lectures they give can be found online also. You get more than enough practice material to do well on the DAT.
  4. Andrew324

    Andrew324 7+ Year Member

    May 22, 2008
    When you purchase the kaplan classroom courses, you get all the online materials as well as the 8 or however many in class sessions. The difference in price if we are talking about the same ones is like $100 more for the classroom ones.

    It depends on what you like to do, I like online, going into meet people and group work on things to me is a waste of time.
  5. doc3232

    doc3232 7+ Year Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Classroom also gives you info whenever you want it online.
    Take the online if you can work on your own.
  6. Zerconia2921

    Zerconia2921 Bring your A-game! 2+ Year Member

    Mar 24, 2008
    Take the class i just finished a few weeks ago and it was helpful but if your teacher sucks then it wont help because all they do is ready over the same stuff thats in your book. So if i was you call the center find out whos teaching it because if you get a teacher thats studied for the MCAT i m sure they rocked the test but they wont be as helpful as someone who took the DAT who might give some pointers on the PAT and stuff like that. PEACE
  7. jigabodo

    jigabodo Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2006
    Louisville, KY
    My classroom instructor wasn't very good. If I had to do it over again I would probably pick the online course instead.
  8. wigglytooth

    wigglytooth Assistant Wiggle-ator Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Apr 13, 2006
    Gonna move this to the DAT discussions forum.. you'll find this question pops up a lot there as well :)
  9. vert

    vert 2+ Year Member

    Dec 15, 2007
    I took the classroom course and thought it was worth the money.. for some reason the classroom course was cheaper than the online course when I registered (maybe there was a discount or something, I don't know).

    Its funny though - I keep seeing some of the same people from my course over and over again at other prep courses, pre-dental society events, the day of the DAT, and at interviews - and there were only 12 of us in the class! :rolleyes:

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