Taking the MCAT? : Check out These Free MCAT Study Resources

AAMC Fee Assistance Program (FAP)

The American Association of Medical Colleges has a fee assistance program that can provide eligible individuals access to various free MCAT study materials. This is an excellent resource, because it is produced directly by the makers of the MCAT examination. To qualify for the assistance, your family’s reported household income must be 400% or less than the 2019 national poverty level for a family of a given size. If granted this aid, you will be provided free access to the MCAT Official Prep Products: 4 full length exams, 1 sample exam, section banks, question packs and online flashcards. This is normally a $268 value. You will also get access to the Medical School Admission Requirements system (MSAR) and a reduced MCAT examination fee. The fee will be reduced from $320 to $130. 

More information on eligibility requirements as well as a table showing the income requirements can be found here: https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/article/eligibility/

Khan Academy

This is another excellent resource that is endorsed by the AAMC, so again, the information released by Khan Academy is considered to be very accurate and reliable, thus it can serve as a good aid in helping you fill in gaps in your knowledge. They have hundreds of videos on their website that are exclusively dedicated to covering MCAT topics: Critical Analysis, Biological and Biochemical Foundations, Chemical and Physical Foundation, Psychological and Social Foundations, Biomolecules, Cells, Organ Systems, etc.  

You can access the free videos and practice questions here: https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/mcat

After September 2021, Khan Academy will be retiring the MCAT resources from their official website, but all the videos will still be accessible via their YouTube page after that date: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDkK5wqSuwDlJ3_nl3rgdiQ

Anki

Anki is a free and open-source flashcard program that utilizes space repetition. The space repetition method has been proven to improve the rate at which a learner can memorize information. It keeps track of the flashcards that you answer incorrectly and will frequently bring them back up for you at the appropriate time based on their spacing algorithm. You can download the free Anki program application on your computer. Once downloaded, you can begin creating your own flashcards. I personally recommend using an MCAT flashcard set that was pre-made by another student to save time. My personal favorite Anki decks are Premed95, Cubene, and Ortho528. However, if you do not like these decks, you can always make you own or access the thousands of other pre-made decks that are available free for download on their website or from links posted in Reddit threads. 

Download Anki here: https://apps.ankiweb.net

Search for shared flashcard decks here: https://ankiweb.net/shared/decks/mcat

Free Diagnostic Exams (Altius/Blue Print/Jack Westin)

Purchasing full length MCAT practice exams can get really expensive! However, there are a few exams that everyone can access for free. Unlike with the AAMC Fee Assistance Program, there is no household income requirement, so anyone can access these practice exams free of charge! BluePrint offers a free full-length exam. Altius offers a free half-length exam. Jack Westin offers a free question of the day that gets delivered directly to your email so that you can practice a passage daily. 

Access BluePrint (formerly NextStep) practice exam here: https://blueprintprep.com/mcat/free-resources/free-mcat-practice-bundle?lead_srcid=4947&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=9835472797&utm_term=mcat%20free%20test&hsa_acc=5083186521&hsa_cam=9835472797&hsa_grp=98825467343&hsa_ad=391669908610&hsa_src=g&hsa_tgt=kwd-317120554955&hsa_kw=mcat%20free%20test&hsa_mt=p&hsa_net=adwords&hsa_ver=3&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIivSJlbK_7AIVGkqGCh29Uw3IEAAYASAAEgLDrfD_BwE

Sign up for Jack Westin Questions of the Day here: https://jackwestin.com/support/topics/cars-daily-passages

Access the Altius exam here: https://altiustestprep.com/freetest/

MCAT BROS 335 Page Document

This document was created by MCAT BROS. Essentially, it is a consolidated set of notes based on Khan Academy video content. It is extremely thorough, and it covers the material that you will need to know for the Psychology and Sociology section on the MCAT. There is also a modified/shortened 100 page document that you can access as an alternative.

Access the document here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/94w36yjlwyg58e0/AAD_C8G78bsMvFTqINEjgWsaa?dl=0&preview=MCAT+bros+final.pdf

Free the MCAT 

Free the MCAT is another source of MCAT study materials that was created out of necessity to help minimize the expenses of studying for the examination, because getting access to resources can be quite cost prohibitive for lower income individuals. The site contains free comprehensive notes sets that cover Biology, Biochemistry, General Chemistry, Physics, CARS, and Behavioral Sciences. 

Access free note sets here: https://freethemcat.org

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