Q: I’m already enrolled in a prep class, have been studying on my own, etc. Will these tests be helpful?
Yes. Our tests were designed from the ground up for the new test rather than re-purposing old material. You will likely find that this “fresh take” for the new MCAT will offer you a different perspective from legacy passages developed a decade ago from other companies.
Q: How do I receive access to these tests?
You will be emailed an access code automatically within 15 minutes of making a purchase. If you don’t see the confirmation email in your inbox, please check your junk and/or spam folders. Also, if possible sign up with a non-.EDU email address as colleges and universities have more aggressive email filtering.
Q: Who wrote these tests? How do I know they are any good?
A team of over a dozen writers with in-depth MCAT experience worked to perfect these exams. Our test development team includes PhDs, MDs, current residents, and multi-year test prep veterans. Our development team was led by our national MCAT director Bryan Schnedeker (12 years MCAT teaching and content development experience, 525 MCAT score) and Anthony Lafond (MD/PhD, 42 MCAT, 10 years MCAT teaching experience). Since the launch of our exams, we have integrated feedback from our students who have taken the exam. We continuously work to improve our scoring scale to be closer to real MCAT scores, to clarify explanations, and to balance difficulty of each exam.
Q: Are these official tests?
No. To sign up for official tests from the AAMC you should visit their website. You should absolutely buy their official tests, but their few exams are not enough if you expect a competitive score. No prep company’s exams (including ours) are reviewed or endorsed by AAMC.
Q: What is your refund policy?
All sales of MCAT practice tests are final and no refunds will be issued, even if you choose not to access some or all of the exams. If you encounter technical difficulty while using the exams, we are happy to work with you for as long as needed to resolve the issue so that you can benefit from this MCAT practice test.
Q: Can I buy just one test, or a custom bundle of tests?
No. We only sell our exams in the bundles listed above.
Q: How long do I have access to the testing materials?
Your original purchase will provide 6 months of access. A purchase with Next Step Test Prep grants you personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited privilege to access the website and practice material. We reserve the right to update terms of access and individual items in any Practice Material product at any time and for any reason.
Q: Can I extend my access past 6 months?
Yes; we offer 3-month extensions for $50, under the following conditions:
1) Extensions are limited to a maximum of 2 purchases (6 months total) and must be purchased within 12 months of the original purchase. If 6 months worth of extensions have been used OR if 12 months from the initial purchase date have passed, then you must pay the current retail price for any additional purchase.
2) The contact information and email address used for payment must match the contact information and email address used for the original activation.
If the above two conditions are met, we then process your extension purchase manually, which can take up to 1 business day (usually 24 hours, potentially 48 hours on holidays).
A purchase with Next Step Test Prep grants you personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited privilege to access the website and practice material. Extensions and upgrades must be processed by logging into nextstepmcat.com. The contact information and email address used for the upgrade or extension payment must match the contact information and email address used for the original purchase. We reserve the right to update terms of access and individual items in any Practice Material product at any time and for any reason.
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