How can I provide feedback on these new quizzes?
We currently have two feedback links below each quiz. One is for your general feedback on the quizzes and what we can add or improve upon. The other is if you see an error or typo in a question or a question’s explanation. We value your feedback as we try to make the best study resources possible as you prepare for your MCAT!
When will quizzes be added to more lessons?
We currently have a team of student interns and tutors for each of the five subjects in our free e-course, and they are writing questions in sequential order. We are adding quizzes as soon as they are written, and our goal is to have quizzes in all lessons by the fall of 2021.
What is the best way to use these quizzes?
We recommend using these quizzes as the last thing you do in a lesson before moving on. You should thoroughly learn the material by watching our videos, referencing content review books, and using our Quizlet before trying these quiz questions. Some students may also want to do them as a part of their “Final Practice” lesson to confirm their understanding.
Are these quizzes going to replace our existing flashcards?
Why can’t I see answer explanations until the end of the quiz?
Because there may be multiple questions testing similar or related concepts, we do not show answer explanations until the end of the quiz. This is similar to when you take full length exams, and gives a more accurate representation of what you knew before starting that quiz.
Is there a way to make the periodic table larger?
We are currently working on making the periodic table larger, but for now, there are two options. You can zoom the browser in to read that periodic table, or you can open a periodic table up in another tab for quick reference.
Are these quizzes an accurate portrayal of AAMC style questions?
Although we are not writing passages to go along with questions, these questions are meant to be similar to the AAMC discrete-style questions, which make up a quarter of each science section. Whereas our Quizlet is meant more for learning the content, these quiz questions test your ability to understand what was taught in this lesson. You should not use percentages from our quizzes to predict your MCAT score, though, since only full length exams and AAMC questions should be used for that.
What can be covered in one consulting session?
A single consulting session has enough time to review over 5,000 characters worth of essays, meaning that an entire Personal Statement could be reviewed in one session. A single session could also be used as a mock interview for a medical school or CASPer.
How do you help with building a list of schools?
Our Admissions Consultants have a deep knowledge of the wide range of medical schools and have years of experience using resources to gauge what it takes to earn acceptances at these schools. Your consultant will help you nail down your list(s) and create a game plan for applying to your safety schools vs. reach schools.
Can I defer my payment or pay in increments over time?
Yes! At the checkout page, you can select one of the following payment plans. If these options are not suitable for your financial situation, contact us using the form below to set up a custom payment plan.
- Pay with Four: 4 interest free payments over a 6-week period for purchases up to $1,000. The total amount due at checkout will be 1/4 of the cart total, and you will be charged the next 1/4 after 2 weeks, 4 weeks, and 6 weeks.
- Paypal Credit: Many students who are looking to avoid paying upfront really enjoy our PayPal Credit option. It allows you to pay slowly over time and avoid any interest if paid off during the first six months. You can learn more about it here, and then select the PayPal Credit option during checkout after adding the desired product to your cart.
How does interview preparation work?
You will begin with a roughly 30-minute mock interview with your consultant. Your consultant provides feedback and suggestions for improvement and will follow up with tips about the interview process. Your consultant will also examine your answers to questions, assess speaking style, possible nervous reactions, content of your answers based on your specific background, and get you comfortable with a variety of interview questions.
How does essay editing work?
For your personal statement, you can elect to make your first session focused on going through your life story to begin brainstorming the perfect essay. After drafting your essay, you will be able to walk through it with, and have it revised by your consultant. Every medical school applicant has multiple people reading their personal statements, and they often get conflicting information on how to improve their writing. Before submitting your AMCAS or AACOMAS application, it is important that your personal statement will have been thoroughly polished by an Admissions Consultant who has had direct experience working with top-notch candidates.
Is there any way to meet in person with my consultant?
All of our Admissions Consulting sessions are conducted online, and our students find this to be just as effective, if not more effective, than meeting in person. Students really enjoy the fact that they can visit with their tutor without having to ever leave their apartment!
How often will I meet with my consultant? How does scheduling a session work?
The great thing about our program is that it offers you the flexibility to work at your own pace and on your own schedule. You do not need to meet with your consultant at the same time every week for a set number of weeks. You are able to choose any available consulting slot from your consultant’s calendar, whether that slot is two months from now or two days from now. You choose the time that works for you! Students love having this flexibility.
How do I start meeting with an Admissions Consultant?
To start meeting with your consultant, simply add Admissions Consulting to your cart, and complete the checkout process. Afterwards, you will receive an immediate confirmation email with detailed instructions for getting started.
After that, you can schedule a your first session at your convenience so that you can discuss your needs with one of our Elite Admissions Consultants in a one-on-one setting.
What are sessions like?
- Simple Communication. By sharing an Admissions Portal and Application Spreadsheet with your Admissions Consultant, everything can be seen and edited instantly. Some sessions also use video calls for better collaboration, idea generation, or interview prep.
- Expert Advice. Our highly trained Admissions Consultants have combined to help hundreds of students with their applications, and each Admissions Consultant had a 97th percentile or higher MCAT score and multiple medical school acceptances from top programs.
- Individualized Training. Since you set the agenda, you are in charge of what gets worked on each session with your Admissions Consultant. Whatever will be most helpful for you, your Admissions Consultant can review!
Which plan is right for me?
If you are not sure which plan is right for you, simply request a free consultation with Andrew and he will point you in the right direction. He’s worked with hundreds of students and knows what you’ll need to achieve your goal in your unique situation.
What if I no longer want to participate in the program?
We’d be sad to see you go, but if you no longer wish to participate, you can log in to your Referral Program Account, open the Notification Settings in your Profile, and select “Deactivate Account”.
How do the rewards work?
If someone you refer makes an eligible purchase using your referral link, you will receive payment via direct deposit into your bank account at the end of the month. The payment values are based on the purchase amount.
How do I know if my friend signs up for MCAT Self Prep?
You can view the status of any pending reward by logging in to the Referral Program affiliate dashboard above. You’ll also receive an email each time a friend purchases using your link. Recommendation: to ensure your friend’s purchase gets connected back to you, have your friend use your share link on the same phone, laptop, etc. where they plan on purchasing.