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Kaplan or no Kaplan?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by Pudgyp, Jun 14, 2002.

  1. Pudgyp

    Pudgyp Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 11, 2002
    Hey everyone. I took the April 2002 MCAT (after preparing with Kaplan for 5 months) and totally bombed. My score was the equivalent of my first diagnostic. I'm not sure how to go about studying for the August MCAT: studying on my own or taking the repeat course which costs $400. Any advice is welcome.
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  3. njdesi

    njdesi Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 14, 2002
    New Jersey

    I posted an answer for your other question, but here is my other response. I took Kaplan for the April 2002 MCAT. Considering how bad my diag. was, I did go up 8 points and did well on my WS. I spent 6 days a week, and 6-7 hours a day at the test center. I worked until I could work no more. I got to 90% of the material. As I said, it did pay off by my 8 point score improvement - I went up 3-4 points in BS and VR but only 1 point in PS. I thought of retaking the course and paying the $400, but I want my refund now.

    I would look into other reputed MCAT prep books, For the August MCAT, I am using only EXAMKRACKERS. You can get the books at any Barnes and Nobles. I think I will vomit if I see anymore Kaplan material. GOOD LUCK

  4. DrMom

    DrMom Official Mom of SDN Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by njdesi:

    I did go up 8 points and did well on my WS..., but I want my refund now.

    NJDESI</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">You got that much of an improvement and you want a refund? <img border="0" alt="[Pity]" title="" src="graemlins/pity.gif" />
    That seems unreasonable.
  5. carpool95

    carpool95 New Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Can one request a refund? I only improved 4 points from my diagnostic to my actual MCAT this April. I didn't spend 6-7 hours at the center, but I attended all of the classes and did go to the center for a total of 10 hours or so. I'd love to get my money back! Thanks for the info.
  6. njdesi

    njdesi Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 14, 2002
    New Jersey
    Oh gosh! I think people misunderstood me. I payed the $400 bucks to RETAKE THE COURSE FOR THE SECOND TIME!!!! I changed my mind about retaking the course so I want my refund for that. NOT FOR TAKING IT THE FIRST TIME&gt;SORRY ABOUT THAT!

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