UConn 2023 MCAT Prep Course

Course Dates

January 28, 2023 – April 22, 2023
Saturday mornings from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. (first week: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Course meetings are virtual and will occur live every Saturday via Webex. Session recordings will only be made available to students with approved accommodations; all other course participants are expected to attend each live session.
Preparatory materials will be available to course participants the Sunday prior to each course meeting

Note: There will be no classes on March 11, March 18, and April 8

Course Basics

UConn's MCAT prep course is designed as a high-quality, lower-cost option for students planning to take the MCAT. The course, taught by subject area experts, will focus on test-taking strategies to conquer each of the four sections of the MCAT. It is important to note that the course will not review subject-specific content; rather, it will focus on a question-based approach to tackling the exam.

Students are expected to have taken all prerequisite coursework prior to enrolling in this course; they can be concurrently enrolled in Biochemistry. Completion of coursework in all areas covered on the MCAT—including Biology, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, Physics, and Social Sciences—is necessary because the course does not review content in each subject area.

Preparatory materials for the week's lesson will be available by the Sunday before the live course meets. Students will be expected to fully review the preparatory materials, questions, and assignments in advance of the Saturday live course meeting, and come to the Saturday session prepared with questions in order to make the most of their time in the course. Course meetings are not recorded, so enrollees need to plan appropriately around class time.


$325 if students register by December 31, 2022
$375 if students register after December 31, 2022

Withdrawals/Refunds:  Registrants may withdraw by the end of the day on February 3, 2023 and receive a full refund minus an administrative fee of $35.00. After February 3, no refunds will be given.

Registration Information

To register, visit s.uconn.edu/mcat

All registered students will receive a Webex link prior to the start of the program and will have access to all course materials—lesson plans, preparatory materials, assignments, and questions—in HuskyCT. Course materials for each session will be shared by the Sunday prior to each session and Webex links for each meeting will be shared by the Wednesday prior to each session. (Webex links will also be listed in the Weekly Session Schedule document found in HuskyCT).


Students are expected to fully prepare and engage with materials in the week prior to each Saturday session.
Course sessions are not recorded, so students should plan to attend every meeting.

1/28/2023 Study & Exam Skills
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills [CARS]
2/4/2023 Chemistry I
2/11/2023 Chemistry II
2/18/2023 Biochemistry I
2/25/2023 Biochemistry II
3/4/2023 Physiology
3/25/2023 Biology
4/1/2023 Psychology
4/15/2023 Physics
4/22/2023 Sociology

Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I access the course materials in HuskyCT

    1) Log in using your UConn NetID and password at https://lms.uconn.edu/.
    2) Click “Organizations” on the left-hand menu.
    3) Select “2023 MCAT Prep Course”.
    4) Navigate to the content of your choice (including individual folders and content review materials for Sessions 1-10) using the links on the left-hand menu.

    How should I plan to prepare for the course each week?

    Instructors will post their lesson plans, preparatory materials, assignments, and questions by the Sunday prior to their live session. Students are expected to attend the Saturday live session fully prepared to engage with the instructor’s lesson and materials, and to ask questions throughout.

    While the course will greatly assist students with their MCAT study, students should also be studying and preparing on their own. According to the AAMC, a slight plurality of students spend about four months studying for the MCAT, though students who reported time spent studying were fairly evenly split between taking 0 – 8 weeks (26%), 9 – 12 weeks (27%), 13 – 16 weeks (19%), and more than 16 weeks (28%).

    For more information on studying for the MCAT, visit our office’s Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) page.

    When should I plan to take the MCAT?

    Each medical school sets its own deadline for the latest MCAT date that it will accept each application cycle; to see the latest and oldest dates each allopathic/MD school will consider, view the MSAR Report linked here. If you will be applying to medical school as part of the upcoming 2024 cycle (to matriculate in Fall 2024), our office recommends that you take the MCAT no later than early July to stay as competitive as possible from a time perspective.

    What do I need to do before the start of the course?

    1) Take your full-length AAMC MCAT practice test, in a controlled, timed setting, available in HuskyCT.
    2) Submit the Pre-Course MCAT Practice Test Reporting Survey, available in HuskyCT.
    3) Review the preparatory materials, questions, and assignments for the first live course session, available in HuskyCT.

    How do I gain access to the Subject Area Practice Test of my choice?

    A survey will be distributed in February to ask for your preference of subject area test.

    What should I do if I have any issues accessing the HuskyCT site or the full-length practice test?

    Please email susan.ruggiero@uconn.edu.

    What do I need to do after the course has concluded?

    Complete the post-course assessment survey, which will be distributed.