Create-Your-Own Study Plan Course

After seeing this process work with hundreds of students, we created our Create-your-own Study Plan Course to keep you organized and on track towards reaching your goal score. It follows the exact step-by-step methodology that I use with all my private tutoring students to help them achieve success. I am confident it will do the same for you.

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Course Objectives

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Step 1: Diagnostic Exam

The course starts by having you take a diagnostic exam composed of practice questions from the AAMC, the writers of the actual MCAT.

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Step 2: Goal Setting

Based on the score you get on the diagnostic exam and the level of medical schools you are aiming for, we’ll help you set an ambitious yet completely realistic goal score.

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Step 3: Action Items

Using both your diagnostic score and your goal score, we will help you determine what to study in order to make the needed improvements.

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Step 4: Timeline Generation

With the action items in mind, we will help you plan this into a schedule that is both structured yet customizable and adjustable over time.

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Step 5: Progress Tracking

Not only do our study tools allow you to track your progress, but they will also help you decide how to adjust your studying based on the improvements you are making.

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Step 6: Goal Achievement

Because the study plan you create is based on principles that lead to MCAT success, following it with diligence will result in achieving your goal.

Course Outline

Proven Step-by-step Process

The course contains 5 detailed lessons that walk you through a step-by-step process to creating a study plan proven to lead to MCAT success.

Clear Video Walkthroughs

Throughout the course, Head Tutor Andrew will visually walk you through creating and individualizing your study plan.

Premium Study Tools

This course provides instant and full access to MCAT Self Prep’s Study Plan Spreadsheet, Score Tracker, and Study Portal.

Lesson 1: A Study Plan Just For You

Overview: The purpose of this lesson is to give you an overview of the Create-your-own Study Plan Course.

Lesson 2: Taking Your First Diagnostic Exam

Overview: The purpose of this lesson is to give you an idea of where you currently stand in terms of your MCAT progress.

Lesson 3: Setting Your MCAT Goal

Lesson Objective: The goal of this lesson is to help you understand how the MCAT is scored, what an MCAT score means, and how to set your personal MCAT goal score.

Lesson 4: Making Your Study Schedule

Overview: The purpose of this lesson is to help you schedule out your MCAT studying.

Lesson 5: Reviewing Your First Diagnostic Exam

Overview: The purpose of this lesson is to help you get the most out of the results of your first practice exam. After all, doing practice problems is just the tip of the iceberg. What really matters is what you do with them after you finish.

Advanced Study Tools

The Create-your-own Study Plan Course comes with premium study tools such as our Create-your-own Study Plan Spreadsheet, which will keep you organized and on track towards reaching your goal.

Students Love Our Study Plan Course!

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“I would highly recommend Andrew over ANY prep course – you will get personalized assistance and someone that really wants to see you do your best!” Read more.

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“If anyone is planning on taking the MCAT, I recommend using MCAT Self Prep; it has awesome resources and tutors who go above and beyond for you.” Read more.

Jeevana

“The Create-your-own Study Plan Course taught me the importance of striving for a high score. I would highly recommend students to make a schedule with MCAT Self Prep to have both an organized study plan and an accountability system. With the Score Tracker, I was able to convert my AAMC practice problems into a scaled MCAT score, which is pretty much one the most useful tools out there. This helped me see how exactly I was doing, and helped me adjust my study plan accordingly.”
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Kyra

This is such an amazing course and I am so grateful I bought the package! I had previously created a basic schedule about 2 weeks ago, but this has helped so much more and I feel a lot more prepared to study and stick to my hourly goals in each of the phases I have created! Also, creating phases was super helpful for me because I am currently pregnant and attending school this upcoming fall to finish undergrad so there are times where I can study more and other times where I cannot as much.”

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David

“Andrew helped me set up a basic study plan, and I stuck to it in the following months. It took discipline, but when I finally got my scores back I was excited to see I had scored in the 100th percentile. I can now say with confidence that preparing on your own for the MCAT is not only possible, but preferable to spending so much money on other test prep companies. I can also say that I know Andrew’s desire to help is genuine. I could tell he wanted me to succeed and he cared about me as a person, not just a customer. In short, I’m a big supporter of MCAT Self Prep!”

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Mike

“The Create Your Own Study Plan Course was extremely helpful to me at the beginning of my studying process. I was unsure of how much material I needed to cover, how much time I really had, and how quickly I needed to do all of it. This course is simple, but its benefit is huge! Definitely recommend going through this course to get a better understanding of how to tackle everything you’ll need to cover before test day!

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Ruby

“Incredibly affordable alternative to the MCAT materials you generally see. I absolutely credit these resources as a major contributor to my score (which I am incredibly happy with). Just the support for study scheduling alone was amazing and the amalgamation of a variety of resources into a cohesive study plan was excellent; I cannot recommend this site enough as the first-stop in any MCAT-takers journey, especially if you can’t shell out the kind of money other prep companies charge.”

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Michelle

“The Create-your-own Study Plan Course was an eye-opener and has helped me set realistic goals for my MCAT studying. This course walks you through every single step — from taking a diagnostic exam to setting up your study schedule. “I feel much better now knowing that I have a solid plan and am excited to see my progress as I continue with the MCAT Self Prep study modules.

Pricing

The Create-your-own Study Plan Course is available as part of the Basic Pro Plan for just $19.99!

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$19.99

Create-your-own Study Plan Course, which includes our Create-your-own Study Plan Spreadsheet, Study Portal, and Score Tracker.

Full MCAT Video Collection, which covers ALL the MCAT topics as listed by the AAMC.

All ten content modules (Biology I, Physics II, etc) as well as MCAT Bootcamp with customization.

Ad-Free Studying Experience.

7-Day Money Back Guarantee.

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Want help with more than just your study plan?

Our Deluxe Pro Plan includes access to the Create-your-own Study Plan Course plus every other mastery course and product on our site, including our 5,000+ Quizlet Flashcard Collection, 2,500+ AAMC Style Quiz Questions, Ultimate CARS Strategy Course, Science Passage Reading Strategy Course, and Medical School Application Course. Separately, these courses would cost you over $2,500. Bundled as part of the Deluxe Pro Plan, however, you can have it all for just $1,999.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Who should sign up for this course?

The Create-your-own Study Plan Course is perfect for any student looking for a customized game plan. It is highly recommend for every student getting started with MCAT Self Prep. Whether you just started studying or have already been studying for an extended period of time, this course will help you.

What comes with my purchase of this course?

The Create-your-own Study Plan Course comes with all of the following as part of our Basic Pro Plan:

  • Full access to the Create-your-own Study Plan Course

  • Create-your-own Study Plan Spreadsheet (plus Score Tracker)

  • MCAT Self Prep Study Portal

  • Our MCAT Video Collection, which covers ALL the MCAT topics as listed by the AAMC

  • All ten content modules (Biology I, Physics II, etc) as well as MCAT Bootcamp with customization

  • Ad-free studying experience

If I start with the Basic or Advanced Pro Plan first, will you reimburse me when I upgrade to the Deluxe Pro Plan later?

Yes! We are big believers in “try before you buy.” As soon as you sign up for either the Basic or the Advanced Pro Plans, we will provide you with a discount for the higher-tier plans equal to the value of your purchase. For instance, if you start with the Basic Pro for $19.99, you will automatically receive a $19.99 credit towards your purchase of the Advanced or Deluxe Pro Plans. If you start with the Advanced Pro Plan for $199.99, you will get a $199.99 credit towards your purchase of the Deluxe Pro Plan.

How is this course structured?

This course is organized into 5 simple lessons:

  1. A Study Plan Just for You. This first lesson will provide you with a detailed overview of the course.

  2. Taking Your First Diagnostic Exam. In this lesson, you will take a diagnostic exam composed of official practice questions from the AAMC. This will give you a solid idea of where you are starting from.

  3. Setting Your MCAT Goal. Using the score you achieved on the diagnostic exam and a knowledge of which medical schools you are aiming for, I will help you set an appropriate goal MCAT score.

  4. Making Your Study Schedule. Using the Study Plan Spreadsheet, I will help you determine how many total hours you will need to study in order to achieve your goal. We will then organize those study hours into a detailed timeline.

  5. Carefully Reviewing Your First Diagnostic Exam. I will provide you with a step-by-step exam review procedure that you should use every time you review a practice exam. After this lesson, you will be completely ready to start following your study plan to MCAT success! 🙂

How long will this course take to complete?

In total, this course can be completed in less than 5 hours. The diagnostic exam will require two hours to take and two hours to review, while the course itself should take no more than an hour to complete.

Why should I upgrade from the Free Forever Plan to the Basic Pro Plan?

While the Free Forever Plan comes with full access to all of our content modules, it does not provide guidance in terms of how to work your way through these modules. Students who succeed on the MCAT focus on overcoming their weaknesses, and the Basic Pro Plan helps you do exactly that. It will help you know how to approach the topics that are harder for you compared to the topics that are easier for you. It will help allow you to track your scaled MCAT score in each of the four sections of the exam every step of the way, allowing you to modulate your studying based on your current performance. Finally, it will help you stay organized and visualize your progress towards your goal. If you are planning on utilizing the MCAT Self Prep program, at the very least, we'd recommend upgrading to the Basic Pro Plan for just $19.99.

When will my access expire?

All our products are a one-time payment for lifetime access. 🙂 While other test prep companies have strict expiration dates for all of their plans and programs, we do not believe that is fair to you. You deserve to be able to access what you purchased until you have taken the MCAT and are satisfied with your score.

Does this course include one-on-one assistance?

This course will walk you through the exact step-by-step process I use to help my private tutoring students create a study plan. The majority of students who carefully complete this course will end up with the same exact study plan I would have helped them create in a one-on-one setting. If you have an extremely complicated situation, have taken the MCAT multiple times, or are otherwise interested in one-on-one assistance, however, we'd highly recommend for you to sign up for an affordable tutoring package with one of our Elite Tutors. When you sign up for private tutoring, you'll get free and full access to the Basic Pro Plan. This way, you'll be able to create your own study plan using the Create-your-own Study Plan Course and then have the opportunity to look over the study plan you created with your tutor who can help you customize it even more to meet your unique needs.

What outside materials will I need in order to complete this course?

We focus 100-percent on preparing you to conquer the actual MCAT, which is why we build all our courses around the materials produced by the writers of the exam, the AAMC. For this reason, for the diagnostic that you will take during this course we'd recommend using the AAMC's Official Guide Questions (purchasable from the AAMC for just $10). If you'd rather not use these official practice problems, however, we will also provide you with a link to a free diagnostic exam that you can take advantage of instead.
If you have a unique situation, have a lot of questions, or are looking for a confirmation that you are making the right purchase, you will likely benefit from consultation with our Head Tutor, Andrew George. He has worked one-on-one with hundreds of diverse students and will carefully consider your unique situation as he provides a careful recommendation and answers your questions.

How we Matched up the Khan Academy Passages with the eCourse Lessons

Each lesson of the eCourse contains links to 1 to 5 Khan Academy science passages for the purpose of providing you with non-AAMC material to practice your science passage reading skills on. By completing all the linked passages within every lesson, you will have finished all the freely available Khan Academy science passages.

To match up the Khan Academy Science Passages with the eCourse lessons, we carefully examined the passage and question content of each one. Then we decided which lesson of the eCourse best correlated with that content. You may notice that some passages don’t match up perfectly with the current lesson. If they don’t match up with the current lesson, they should match up with one of the previous lessons in the module. We did this carefully so that you could practice your science passage reading skills on passages that contain the content you’ve already learned.

Why we don’t recommend non-AAMC CARS practice questions

We recommend practicing CARS by reading non-AAMC CARS passages but not doing the associated practice problems. The reason we don’t recommend doing the practice problems is because the MCAT is written by the AAMC. They have a very unique style in which they write CARS practice questions that third-party companies (try as they might) are unable to replicate. When students spend time on non-AAMC CARS practice problems, they get familiar with the wrong style of questioning, leading them to overthink and incorrectly respond to the questions written by the AAMC. Thus, it is in your best interest to solely practice on AAMC CARS practice questions.

That said, we highly recommend practicing your reading skills on non-AAMC CARS passages. In our Ultimate CARS Strategy Course, we provide you with 1,000 free CARS passages and 100+ homework assignments, giving you ample material to practice on. Reading countless passages while practicing the proper reading habits and strategies will prepare you well to conquer the CARS section as it was written by the AAMC.

Which books do the lessons match up with?

The books we use in each lesson are linked below. We plan to stick with these older editions of the books since very little has changed and the older editions are much more affordable:

First Edition of the Kaplan 7-book Series
First Edition of the Princeton 7-book Series

Do the chapters match up perfectly?

The Kaplan Books, Princeton Books, and Khan Academy Videos were all produced by different authors. For this reason, there are some chapters in the Kaplan Book or Princeton Book that are not even found in the Khan Academy Videos and vice versa. For instance, the Kaplan and Princeton Books have chapters that cover certain experimental procedures that the Khan Academy Videos do not cover.

Our goal in matching up the books with the videos was to correlate the content as best as possible while also covering ALL the content from every resource. For this reason, when nothing in the Kaplan Books matched up with one of the video playlists, instead of leaving the reading assignment for Kaplan blank, we inserted material that did not fit in anywhere else (i.e. one of those chapters on an experimental procedure that was not covered by Khan Academy). So, when the assignment doesn’t appear to match up right, please know that this was intentional.

*If you follow the reading assignments outlined, you will finish the entire Kaplan 7-book series and/or Princeton 7-book series by the time you finish all 10 content modules.

Do the sections match up perfectly?

If the sections assigned in our eCourse do not match up with the sections contained in your content review book, you may have a different edition. The sections should still match up the large majority of the time, but in the rare instance that they don’t, I’d recommend simply reading sections that do match up and saving the ones that do not for a future lesson.

MCAT Launchpad Required!

Before jumping into our free eCourse, you’ll need to complete orientation by watching MCAT Launchpad. During this free 35-minute intro session with Head Tutor Andrew, you’ll learn 6 Keys to Earning a Top MCAT Score, the 5 Essential Elements of an Effective Study Plan, 12 Tips for Taking the Best MCAT Study Notes, and more! Andrew will also provide you with a detailed overview of the Free MCAT Prep Course, teaching you how to get started.

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