1. Hey Guest! Check out the 3 MCAT Study Plan Options listed in the 'stickies' area at the top of the forums (BoomBoom, SN2ed, and MCATJelly). Let us know which you like best.

    Also, we now offer a MCAT Test-Prep Exhibitions Forum where you can ask questions directly from the test-prep services.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Dismiss Notice
  3. Download free Tapatalk for iPhone or Tapatalk for Android for your phone and follow the SDN forums with push notifications.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Visit Interview Feedback to view and submit interview information.

Kaplan or no Kaplan?

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

  1. Pudgyp

    Pudgyp Junior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2002
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. njdesi

    njdesi Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2002
    Messages:
    150
    Likes Received:
    0
    PRIYA:

    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

    NJDESI
     
  4. DrMom

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

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2002
    Messages:
    43,317
    Likes Received:
    20
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    </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:
    <strong>PRIYA:

    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

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2002
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    njdesi-
    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

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2002
    Messages:
    150
    Likes Received:
    0
    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!
     

Share This Page