(last updated 2015-03-18: added the AAMC's question packs and Gold Standard's free diag) Full Practice Exams AAMC: The AAMC will only be releasing one full test for 2015. It's out and it costs $25. The diagnostics that you get when you finish it are really weak. It won't even give you an estimated score so it's not so great for assessing where you are in your performance. It won't give you a breakdown by difficulty level, content area, cognitive skill, nothing. What it can do is give you a really good "feel" for the test. My suggestion: take the official practice test immediately upon starting your MCAT prep. Then do 3-4 months of prep and re-take it a week before your MCAT. Alternatively, use a test prep company test as your diagnostic and then save the AAMC exam for about ~3 weeks before your real MCAT to guide your prep in the last couple of weeks. https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/mcat2015/preparing/ Next Step: We have a free half-length diagnostic that you can sign up for here: http://nextsteptestprep.com/mcat-2015-diagnostic-practice-test/ We also have 5 full length exams available here: http://nextsteptestprep.com/mcat-practice-tests/ Kaplan: If you buy Kaplan's full boxed set of MCAT 2015 books on Amazon you'll get three tests bundled with it and some other online resources. And of course if you sign up for one of their full ($2000+) offerings you'll get tests bundled in. Kaplan never used to sell practice tests as a stand-alone product and I don't know that they will now. Princeton Review: TPR's MCAT 2015 books also come with a "sample test" and two full lengths. The key thing here is that TPR will give you three full tests even if you only buy one of their books. Spending $30 for a prep book and three full tests is an amazing deal that you can't beat. I suggest picking up their Psych book or the Bio/Biochem book so you've got an extra resource on the new parts of the MCAT: http://www.amazon.com/MCAT-Psychology-Sociology-Review-Preparation/dp/0804124736/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1412703263&sr=8-5&keywords=princeton mcat 2015 Princeton Review has also started selling a package of stand-alone tests. It's $300 for 8 tests, which is about the going rate but a little on the high side ($38/test). The only issue here is that they overlap with the tests you get if just buy a single book for $35, so you're essentially paying $300 for just 5 new tests. At $60/test that's getting unreasonable. I can only recommend their test bundle if you haven't already bought one of their books. Here's the link to that stand alone product: http://www.princetonreview.com/mcat2015test/ MCAT Cracker: I also found another website offering 3 full MCAT 2015 practice tests for about $100: MCAT Cracker (sounds like someone is going to get a Cease & Desist letter from EK pretty soon): http://mcatcracker.com/ I clicked into the tests for "mcatcracker" and found the content on the first couple of passages to be weak-to-okay-ish but the overall layout to be really weak. They've made no effort to replicate the feel and functionality of the AAMC. If anyone else uses them and has some feedback, please let me know so I can update. Berkeley Review: So far, all I've seen from TBR is that if you go to their website and click into info about their classroom course, you see that it will include three full 2015 tests and two "sectional" tests, but if I'm reading that right, that actually means the equivalent of five full tests: http://www.berkeley-review.com/TBR/courseprogram.html I assume they'll still offer their tests to the general public under the same terms that they've always used. If they stick with the same policies, then my general advice about TBR will stay the same: their tests are very good, very hard (kind of too hard, but that's good for some ppl), but their access policies really suck (less than 2 months, etc.) Hopefully they'll change their policies to be more liberal, but we won't know for awhile yet. ExamKrackers: The EK website lists their classroom course as containing "4 or 5" tests that're "based on availability" which sounds kind of weird to me. My guess as to what that means is that they're working on the tests but couldn't commit to how many they'd have done by the time their classes started. The weird thing is that some of their course schedules (like this one) list 4 tests but others list 5 (like this one). Given that EK has always sold their classroom materials (the books) on Amazon, I have to assume they'll continue that and sell their tests to the general public as well. And EK has always put out a great product, so I assume their tests will be good too. But we'll have to wait and see. Quick update here, as of 3/18/15 they aren't selling their tests as a stand-alone product. Gold Standard: GS is offering a free 1/3 length diagnostic test here: http://www.mcat-prep.com/free-mcat-practice-test/ Any other full tests out yet that anyone knows about? I haven't seen anything from GS but I imagine they'll be forthcoming. Practice Questions / Sections/ Books AAMC: The Official Guide has 20 passages in it and a dozen or two of discrete questions. Buy it. http://www.amazon.com/Official-Guide-MCAT-Exam-MCAT2015/dp/1577541332/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1412090104&sr=8-1&keywords=aamc mcat The AAMC have also released Question Packs, which are just big packs of practice passages. There's a bunch of Bio, Chem, CARS, and Physics (sadly no biochem, psych, soc, or orgo). I've clicked into them and looked through them a little and they're just re-purposed older passages from the self-assessment packages and older tests. If you happen to have your hands on PDFs of those older passages, I'm not entirely sure it's worth the money to buy the Question Packs. https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/mcat2015/preparing/ One slightly cheaper alternative here if you don't want to spend $30 on the official guide: the online access to the questions is only $10, the content outline is free, and much of the OG's content is free on the AAMC's website if you're willing to click through each page and read everything. Next Step: We have a Strategy and Practice books (buy direct here for discount off the Amazon price) for each of the four timed sections on the test. These are not content books - just books with full, timed practice sections. Khan Academy: The Khan Academy includes over 200 free passages online. The quality ranges from pretty weak to good, but they're adequate given that they're free. The main issue here is that they don't have explanations, just "hints" that don't really help if you're struggling. They also don't have any verbal. There's no discussion of test strategy or how best to attack the question. The interface doesn't look anything like the real test, yadda yadda. Overall I would only recommend them if you're prepping on a budget or if you just need lots of additional practice that you can't find elsewhere. Kaplan: The Kaplan books don't have any practice passages in them, but if you register the books online you get access to an online syllabus that will have practice passages. For the past three months I've been recommending these books, based on the notion that Kaplan would fill up the online syllabus with practice passages, but I'm now changing my recommendation from "definitely buy" to "toss up". The new test is now less than a month away and the online syllabus still only has random little collections of passages. In terms of total practice, the Kaplan books are about on par with TPR and slightly more than EK. Princeton Review: The Princeton Review books have a practice passage or two at the end of each chapter in their books, which is nice since you can practice immediately upon finishing the chapter. However if you register the books online you don't get any additional quizzes or practice sets - just the tests mentioned above. Sterling Test Prep: They have a book out called "MCAT Practice Tests: 4 Biological & Biochemical, 4 Chemical & Physical Foundations". Avoid at all costs. I'm not even going to link to it. I won't bother going into a full review, suffice to say they didn't even follow the new MCAT format - the "sections" only have 7 passages, not the 9-10 on the new exam, they just padded it up to 59 questions by adding too many discretes, etc. ExamKrackers: ExamKrackers 9th edition is out on Amazon now. EK continues true to form. The books are super-focused, very concise, with high quality, test-like passages and lots of big colorful images. As such, I think the advice for EK books is much the same as it was for their 7th/8th edition: they're a good resource for kids with a strong science background who only need a concise review. They're also a good second resource for students already taking KTP/TPR classes or Next Step tutoring. Unlike the 7th/8th editions, the 9th edition boxed set does not come with a practice MCAT inside, and I don't see anything about an online activation for a test, so that is one strike against this set. They do include a 3-passage quiz for each chapter which are really high quality work. Overall, these are good books but have slightly less practice than KTP/TPR. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=examkrackers 9th edition&rh=i:aps,k:examkrackers 9th edition The EK 1001's, 16 mini-mcats, 101VR, etc are all still out there but unless you get them free from a friend, I'd suggest avoiding those secondary resources for the old test. Berkeley Review: Haven't seen anything yet. Supposedly they're coming some time in the summer. I can only assume they'll produce the same kind of books - really thorough (perhaps overly thorough) with tons of good passages: http://www.berkeley-review.com/TBR/home-study.html Content Review #1 absolute must-use resource: AAMC Official Guide (linked above) #2 free resource: Khan Academy videos (linked above) The core process of reviewing content isn't changing for the new MCAT. So you can still use video courses, classroom courses, textbooks, MCAT books, etc. Most folks will choose to use MCAT Review Books, discussed above. Video Courses Thanks to the AAMC's partnership with Khan Academy, there's a free set of video resources available. https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/mcat Because the content was created by volunteers, the quality is really variable. Some folks were amazing experts and made great videos, others have errors, are confusing, or are re-purposed science videos from previous Khan content. I still think it's a great, free resource that's worth using in conjunction with review books if you're the type who likes the video lecture format. Chad's videos are still out there and since so much of the MCAT content hasn't changed, they still represent an excellent review and a good cost-quality ratio. He's also added/updated for the new test so his stuff looks current. Kaplan is still selling its video-only course for nearly the same full price as their live classes. I don't understand why anyone would pay $2000 for a video-only course, since you could get all the books/materials you need, plus either free Khan or inexpensive coursesaver, all for 1/3 to 1/2 the price. Having said that, I suppose if you're not worried about budget, it is one-stop shopping. If you don't mind paying for the convenience, Kaplan will give you a ton of stuff for the tuition. Classroom Courses For now, this is just a placeholder. Obviously we won't have much in the way of reviews until folks actually start taking classroom courses for the new test. As of now, the companies that I know are running prep courses for the new test are Next Step, Berkeley, Kaplan, EK, and Princeton. I assume other smaller companies like Altius will be offering classes, but I don't know about them yet. One thing worth noting: both Kaplan and Princeton are bumping the price up in the new year. Their classroom course is now going to cost something like $2500. As you research classes, be sure to read the details carefully. Kaplan is selling it's course by saying that it's a bajillion instructional hours, but the Kaplan MCAT class is only 12 sessions in a class with an instructor. The rest is online videos and such. Princeton Review continues to go the other way with over 100 in-class hours, meeting usually 4x week. That has the advantage of lots of teacher contact time, but you don't get time between classes to do homework. One-on-One Tutoring Tutoring will remain basically unchanged for the new test, since the hallmark of tutoring is one-on-one attention and adding psych/soc to the mix doesn't change that. Again, I'm sure all the usual suspects will be offering tutoring - Next Step, Kaplan, Princeton. I don't think EK or Berkeley ever did much in the way of tutoring. If you find anything, please let me know so I can update. For this post, I'll just very strongly recommend you read my advice about how to choose a tutor here: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/how-to-pick-an-mcat-tutor.1062608/ Other Resources Kaplan 528 Book. Kaplan has always sold a series of books based on the top score on the exam (e.g. SAT 1600, GMAT 800, etc.) The "online activation" that comes with the book includes videos and one full test. If you're not going to buy any other Kaplan book, buy this one. It's only ~$35 on Amazon and getting an (okay-ish) book plus a full practice test for $35 is a good deal: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kaplan-mcat-528-kaplan/1119478508?ean=9781618656315 What else is out there? As you come across prep options that maybe don't fall into one of the classic categories, let me know and I'll update this post. I hope this thread is able to serve as a valuable resource to collect and discuss the resources that're out there for the 2015 exam. Thanks and good luck!!