Definately not too early. This kind of question really depends on your academic background, how well you retained information form courses, test taking abilities, etc. I began studying 4 months before the June PCAT, however I have been out of school for a year also
I took the PCAT in January and spent my entire Christmas break studying. Since I was not working over the break, I spent many hours studying every day. I had already taken the classes that covered the material on the PCAT. My study time was a huge review over everything that I had already learned. If you can, just set aside some time every day to study.
I started in late May for the August PCAT. But I've been taking it slow, about a chapter a day in the Kaplan book. I've been busy with taking 2 summer classes, so I haven't been as proactive in studying lately. I will pick it up full time once my classes are out, so I'll have about 2 weeks to study full time.
i did something similar the first time i took the pcat and i made a 67 so now im taking it again and i started studying in late may. and also ive found that even though i've taken a&p micro o chem I&II and bio chem i think personally it really depends on how well you have you fundamentals down in chem bio. maybe im wrong but its just a personal opinion
Anyone know how the math and organic will look for the August PCAT? I'm confident enought that the Kaplan book will help me in general biology and general chemistry, but I've heard that the calculus and organic is tougher than what the Kaplan lets on. Should I know the basics or should I go more into depth with those subjects?
Once my summer classes end in a week, I'll be studying full time, and I don't know whether or not I should buy extra Organic and Calculus study aids too (especially since I have NOT taken those classes yet)
I guess I am late then. Will start today. Biology is very easy for me since I am a Bio major plus in medical field. I will only study chem/organic and math. Hopefully, 4 weeks will be enough for that 2 subject.
Subjective for everybody depending on their knowledge, but generally I'd allot 4-6 weeks in advance for studying this. So OP, no, this is definitely not too early especially if it's for the August PCAT. You have like 3 weeks plus only!
If you have taken (summer) classes of calculus, orgo, biology, and/or anatomy and stuff like that, more power to you, because the stuff should still be fresh in your head and less studying would be required possibly.