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Summer Intensive: The Ultimate MCAT Experience

Join the MCAT Summer Intensive Program, a Kaplan-founded experience with 6 weeks of live, customized MCAT immersion for the most concentrated prep experience ever. Led by our highest-rated MCAT faculty from across the country, this meticulously designed program focuses all your brainpower, energy, and attention on achieving your MCAT goal.

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For more information, contact one of our Summer Intensive advisors at: 1-800-KAP-TEST

2018 MCAT Summer Intensive Locations (Atlanta, Boulder, & San Diego)

Atlanta, GA

May 20th - June 30th, 2018

Located at Emory University, our Atlanta program showcases the best of the South.

Boulder, CO

June 3rd - July 14th, 2018

Join us at the University of Colorado - Boulder with stunning vistas and infinite outdoor activities.

San Diego, CA

July 1st - August 11th, 2018

Located at the University of California - San Diego, where you'll experience beautiful weather, and award-winning facilities.

Program Details and Schedule

The Summer Intensive Program curriculum incorporates MCAT strategy, content review, and a personalized approach that guarantees success.* Guided by the best Kaplan faculty members in the country, you will receive a well-rounded and complete preparation experience that includes:

  • Comprehensive content review sessions delivered exclusively live and on site by subject matter experts.
  • Expertly crafted MCAT strategy lectures to help you understand the test format and achieve the best possible results.
  • Small group recitations and weekly private tutoring sessions that provide a customized study plan and guide you to success.
  • 5 full-length proctored MCAT simulations carefully administered to mimic the Test Day experience.

Plus, access to all Kaplan MCAT preparation resources from the day you enroll until Test Day including:

  • Kaplan's best-selling 7-book Subject Review, Lesson Book, High-Yield Problem Solving Guide, and a convenient mobile flashcard app.
  • A total of 10,000+ MCAT practice items, including 15 full-length practice tests and all available AAMC study materials.
  • MCAT Qbank—design your own practice quizzes from more than 2,000 MCAT-style questions and track your progress as you go.
  • The MCAT Channel—providing you unlimited access to hours of live, online instruction nearly every day of the week taught by our highest-rated MCAT faculty. A Kaplan exclusive!

Sample Day

8:00 AM


9:00 AM

Strategy Lecture: MCAT Science Question Management

11:00 AM

Content Review: Endocrine System

12:00 PM

Lunch & Self Study

1:30 PM

Content Review: Acids & Bases

2:45 PM

Small Group Recitation & Application

5:00 PM

Dinner & Self Study

7:00 PM

Content Workshop: Molecular Genetics

8:00 PM

Faculty Directed Study Hall

10:00 PM

Self Study & Bedtime

What alumni are saying about MCAT Summer Intensive Program

Daniel Chen

I took the SIP at Boston University and I can honestly say that it was the BEST experience of my life. The classes were extremely intense, and the days long, but at the same time, the professors were great, the recitation classes were great, and I made some lifelong friends.

During the lectures, I honestly could tell that Lee, the lecturer, was insanely brilliant. Not only did he know the material, but he was able to teach it to us in a way that clicked and, even more remarkably, a way that we could remember.

From the bottom of my heart, I could not be more grateful. This test was so stressful. It was a point of fear and anxiety for me, and all of the people at SIP made it as harmless as they could. Thanks so much everyone at the Boston SIP.

Christine Shen

SIP was an amazing learning experience and critical to my success on the MCAT. I had taken a 2000 hour course with a different test prep company the summer before, but I did not feel confident at all going into my first MCAT. I needed an immersive course that would provide me with both the structure and a supportive community to regain my confidence.

The teachers were exceptional and many of them went above and beyond to help the students. The community of students there also helped me stay motivated and focused throughout the program.

I cannot thank the SIP community enough for providing me with such an enjoyable MCAT experience. I highly recommend this program to future students who are looking for a unique way of tackling the MCAT.

Emily Frisch

Studying for the MCAT is a very emotional experience. You have to learn all that you can for a 7.5 hour exam that dictates your future as a pre-med student. The Summer Intensive Program made that experience enjoyable.

Through countless sources of help and guidance, every student felt motivated and prepared. In addition to a solid MCAT score, the SIP program gave me life long friends who will one day be my fellow MD colleagues.

Graham Beutler

The summer intensive program (SIP) was tremendously helpful in identifying which material I needed to know, and which material was beyond the scope of the exam.

I was able to focus my time and effort only on what was useful for the exam, and was therefore able to maximize my studying. This was only possible with Kaplan. The staff at SIP was amazing. Their enthusiasm was infectious, their study tips were invaluable, and their insights into medical school and beyond were interesting and helpful.

Why Kaplan - Summer Intensive?

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Supremely efficient

500+ hours of available instruction, practice, and support carefully designed to provide top results in six weeks and including access to The MCAT Channel until Test Day.

Effortlessly personalized

With our automated feedback tool, SmartReports™, you get in-depth insights into your greatest strengths and weaknesses on the MCAT with recommended instruction just for you.

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Proven expertise

Kaplan requires every instructor to be score-qualified and rigorously trained on the entire exam—ensuring that you'll be taught by an MCAT expert.

Realistic practice

15 full-length exams, over 8,000+ MCAT practice items, and the most available official AAMC practice resources. Only realistic practice makes perfect.

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*Offer: $300 off applies to MCAT Summer Intensive new enrollments only from May 1, 2018 through May 31, 2018. In Person, Live Online, Self-Paced, PrepPacks, and Private Tutoring new enrollments are excluded from this offer. Discount may not be combined with any other promotion or offer.