The Retaker Course

A better score starts with better prep. Enroll in the only program tailor-made to help MCAT Retakers succeed.

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You don't need a better you. You need better prep.

Maybe you had the right books the first time around, but that doesn't mean you had the right prep. Those people who said you failed? They were wrong. You didn't fail - your prep failed you. A one-size-fits-all approach to the MCAT won't cut it; you need lessons and strategies that cater to your strengths and address your weaknesses. You need prep made for you, the MCAT Retaker.

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The Retaker Course is the better prep you need

Diagnose

You came up short on your first try... now it's time to find out why. Through our exclusive Retaker Diagnostic exercise, you'll explore exactly what you need to focus on this time around.

Understand

By now, you know how this works. You know the resources, you know the content... now it's time to go deeper. Time to learn strategies for thorough passage reading, answer evaluation, and mindset management. Altogether, you'll have a more complete understanding of the MCAT itself.

Improve

When you complete the Retaker Course, you'll have gained a deeper understanding of both yourself and the MCAT exam. Most importantly, you'll achieve the goal you arrived with. You will improve your MCAT score - we guarantee it.

What You Get

01/06

The Retaker Course

Increase Guarantee

When you choose Pillar Prep for your MCAT retake, we promise you a better score. Our guarantee is just as simple - you get 100% of your money back if you don't increase your MCAT score after completing the Retaker Course in full.

Score Increase Guarantee
Plan

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Retaker Diagnostic

02/06

The Retaker Course

Retaker Diagnostic

The Retaker Diagnostic is an exclusive Pillar Prep creation. This exercise will help you understand where your past prep failed you and identify the areas you can build on to improve your prep.

Retaker Diagnostic
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Core

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Strategy Lessons

03/06

The Retaker Course

50+ Strategy Lessons

You've met the MCAT, now it's time to get to know it. Our comprehensive strategy lessons are presented to you online, in video and written form. With them, you'll learn to engage with MCAT passages through critical reading and evaluate your answer options with confidence.

Strategy Lessons
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Core

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Practice CARS Passages

04/06

The Retaker Course

130+ CARS Passages

The Retaker Course includes over 130 AAMC formatted CARS passages for extra practice. Apply the analytical strategies you learn in a real exam setting, all possible thanks to our proud partnership with Testing Solutions.

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Core

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Science Content Review

05/06

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Science Content Review

Need to add MCAT Content to your prep? Start here to simplify your search for reliable sources. Our Science Content Review is a collection of expert-instructed online lectures tailor-made for students struggling with MCAT Content. Unlock access to over 300 videos when you enroll in the Core + Content Retaker Course.

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Free Uworld Access

06/06

The Retaker Course

90 Day UWorld Access

Put the strategies you learn to the ultimate test, before test day. Gain full access to UWorld MCAT prep resources for 90 days when you enroll in the Complete Retaker Course.

UWorld Access
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What You Get

01/06

The Retaker Course

Increase Guarantee

Plan - Core

When you choose Pillar Prep for your MCAT retake, we promise you a better score. Our guarantee is just as simple - you get 100% of your money back if you don't increase your MCAT score after completing the Retaker Course in full.

Score Increase Guarantee

02/06

The Retaker Course

Retaker Diagnostic

Plan - Core

The Retaker Diagnostic is an exclusive Pillar Prep creation. This exercise will help you understand where your past prep failed you and identify the areas you can build on to improve your prep.

Retaker Diagnostic

03/06

The Retaker Course

50+ Strategy Lessons

Plan - Core

You've met the MCAT, now it's time to get to know it. Our comprehensive strategy lessons are presented to you online, in video and written form. With them, you'll learn to engage with MCAT passages through critical reading and evaluate your answer options with confidence.

Strategy Lessons

04/06

The Retaker Course

130+ CARS Passages

Plan - Core

The Retaker Course includes over 130 AAMC formatted CARS passages for extra practice. Apply the analytical strategies you learn in a real exam setting, all possible thanks to our proud partnership with Testing Solutions.

Retaker CARS Passages

05/06

The Retaker Course

Science Content Review

Plan - Core + Content

Need to add MCAT Content to your prep? Start here to simplify your search for reliable sources. Our Science Content Review is a collection of expert-instructed online lectures tailor-made for students struggling with MCAT Content. Unlock access to over 300 videos when you enroll in the Core + Content Retaker Course.

Tutoring Content

06/06

The Retaker Course

90 Day UWorld Access

Plan - Complete

Put the strategies you learn to the ultimate test, before test day. Gain full access to UWorld MCAT prep resources for 90 days when you enroll in the Complete Retaker Course.

UWorld Access
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Is the Retaker Course right for me?

We love to help students that are eager to help themselves. The Retaker Course is right for you if:

  • You're retaking the MCAT within the next year.

  • You want to take control of your application and show medical schools what you are truly capable of.

  • You're confident that your MCAT score is not a true reflection of your abilities, and you're ready to learn the strategies that will help you succeed where your past prep failed you.

What Our Students Say

Toby

Five Star Rating
I ended up scoring 22 points higher... so if you are looking for similar improvements, consider Pillar Prep.
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Tommy

Five Star Rating
Pillar Prep and their team are the reason I was able to improve my score from a 503 to a 516.
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Sydney

Five Star Rating
The strategies Pillar Prep taught really helped me look at the exam in a different way and learn how to take the test...
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Steffanie

Five Star Rating
I will recommend this program to anybody prepping for their MCAT!!!
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Kalee

Five Star Rating
I am so impressed by how much my understanding and capability in comprehending CARS has increased.
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Kara

Five Star Rating
Seriously the BEST decision I ever made... I saw a 15 point increase.
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What Our Students Say

Toby

Five Star Rating
I ended up scoring 22 points higher... so if you are looking for similar improvements, consider Pillar Prep.
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Tommy

Five Star Rating
Pillar Prep and their team are the reason I was able to improve my score from a 503 to a 516.
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Sydney

Five Star Rating
The strategies Pillar Prep taught really helped me look at the exam in a different way and learn how to take the test...
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Steffanie

Five Star Rating
I will recommend this program to anybody prepping for their MCAT!!!
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Kalee

Five Star Rating
I am so impressed by how much my understanding and capability in comprehending CARS has increased.
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Kara

Five Star Rating
Seriously the BEST decision I ever made... I saw a 15 point increase.
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Curriculum

The Retaker Course is comprised of 3 units specifically designed to help you understand how you can best increase your MCAT score.

01/03

Welcome & Diagnostic

An introduction to The Retaker Course and a walkthrough of our Retaker Diagnostic.

Instructor Welcome

Meet your instructors and learn more about the research we've done to create our flagship course.

Retaker Diagnostic

Use our exclusive Retaker Diagnostic to understand where your past prep failed you and identify the areas you can build on to improve your prep.

Retaker Study Plan

Learn how to create a personal study plan that will keep you accountable and set a foundation for better prep.

The Retaker Course

02/03

Dynamic Strategies

Comprehensive lessons that provide you with a thorough understanding of how to break down and answer every MCAT passage you face.

Engaged Reading

Understand what you're asked. Our question driven approach to reading MCAT passages will help you dissect complex problems more completely.

Answering Pathology

Learn how to better evaluate answer options using context, so you can be confident in your choices.

The Retaker Course

03/03

Section Specific Strategies

Overviews of each MCAT Section and complete strategies to tackle them all.

Chemistry & Physics

Learn and practice strategies to approach complicated chemical relationships and mathematical problems.

CARS

Apply engaged reading methods to analyze and answer even the most complex passages with confidence.

Biology & Biochemistry

Take away the right information every time with new ways to break down experimental passages.

PSYCHOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY

The section your past prep overlooked. Use your new strategies to get caught up and complete your foundation.

The Retaker Course

01/03

Welcome & Diagnostic

An introduction to The Retaker Course and a walkthrough of our Retaker Diagnostic.

Instructor Welcome

Meet your instructors and learn more about the research we've done to create our flagship course.

Retaker Diagnostic

Use our exclusive Retaker Diagnostic to understand where your past prep failed you and identify the areas you can build on to improve your prep.

Retaker Study Plan

Learn how to create a personal study plan that will keep you accountable and set a foundation for better prep.

02/03

Dynamic Strategies

Comprehensive lessons that provide you with a thorough understanding of how to break down and answer every MCAT passage you face.

Engaged Reading

Understand what you're asked. Our question driven approach to reading MCAT passages will help you dissect complex problems more completely.

Answering Pathology

Learn how to better evaluate answer options using context, so you can be confident in your choices.

03/03

Section Specific Strategies

Overviews of each MCAT Section and complete strategies to tackle them all.

Chemistry & Physics

Learn and practice strategies to approach complicated chemical relationships and mathematical problems.

CARS

Apply engaged reading methods to analyze and answer even the most complex passages with confidence.

Biology & Biochemistry

Take away the right information every time with new ways to break down experimental passages.

PSYCHOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY

The section your past prep overlooked. Use your new strategies to get caught up and complete your foundation.

Meet Your Instructors

The Retaker Course is comprised of 3 units specifically designed to help you understand how you can best increase your MCAT score.

Cali

Biochemistry

Cali is a well accomplished graduate of Villanova University, having achieved the school's top GPA in Biochemistry. She now works in research at Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.

Brandon

General & Inorganic Chemistry

Brandon graduated from prestigious Carnegie Mellon University with a double major in Biology and Music. His extraordinary violin talents have taken him all over the United States to perform.

Tommy

Organic Chemistry

Tommy graduated from Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. He currently works with the Flotte Lab at UMass Medical School, where they are close to finding a gene therapy cure for Tay Sachs Disease.

Webb

Biology

Webb graduated from Salem State University, and is currently an MS2 at UMass Medical School. Outside his studies, he works in neurology research in hopes of soon becoming a neurosurgeon.

Greg

Behavioral science

Greg rescinded his acceptance to Veterinary School to complete a Master's in Infectious Biology at Tufts University. Since then, he has worked in research at world renowned institutions such as MGH.

Tyce

Physics

Tyce is a trained EMT and proud graduate of George Washington University. He now works at Jefferson Hospital studying cannabinoid allergy testing.

Cali

Biochemistry

Cali is a well accomplished graduate of Villanova University, having achieved the school's top GPA in Biochemistry. She now works in research at Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.

Brandon

General & Inorganic Chemistry

Brandon graduated from prestigious Carnegie Mellon University with a double major in Biology and Music. His extraordinary violin talents have taken him all over the United States to perform.

Tommy

Organic Chemistry

Tommy graduated from Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. He currently works with the Flotte Lab at UMass Medical School, where they are close to finding a gene therapy cure for Tay Sachs Disease.

Webb

Biology

Webb graduated from Salem State University, and is currently an MS2 at UMass Medical School. Outside his studies, he works in neurology research in hopes of soon becoming a neurosurgeon.

Greg

Behavioral science

Greg rescinded his acceptance to Veterinary School to complete a Master's in Infectious Biology at Tufts University. Since then, he has worked in research at world renowned institutions such as MGH.

Tyce

Physics

Tyce is a trained EMT and proud graduate of George Washington University. He now works at Jefferson Hospital studying cannabinoid allergy testing.

The Retaker Course

The one and only MCAT prep program tailor-made for Retakers. We know you already have a good foundation. With The Retaker Course, you can build on what you've accomplished and rise to new heights on test day. A better score starts with better prep.

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Frequently Asked Questions

what makes this course Best for retakers?

At Pillar Prep, we've spent years working with MCAT Retakers to research why students need to retake, what challenges Retakers face, and how they can better prepare for the exam. That research is the foundation of our Retaker Course, the only MCAT prep program specifically designed to fit your needs as a Retaker.

How does the score increase guarantee work?

When you choose Pillar Prep for your MCAT retake, we promise you a better score. If, after completing the Retaker Course in full, you do not increase your MCAT score, you'll get 100% of your money back.

How long do i have to complete this course?

The Retaker Course is self directed - you can study at your own pace. We recommend that you complete the course in about 6 weeks for best results, but access to the main course material is available for a full year.

Do I need outside material to complete this course?

Yes, you should purchase the AAMC practice material to complete this course. The AAMC practice material is extremely representative of the actual MCAT exam.

I used the aamc material to practice in the past. what should i do?

We understand the uncertainty that comes with retaking the MCAT, especially when it comes to resources. You should still ensure that you have access to the AAMC material when taking this course. Many of our students have gone through the material multiple times; the Retaker Course provides new and unique ways to learn from any material, whether you're already familiar with it or not.

I've seen Mcat content videos before. what makes yours unique?

We know how easy it can be to get overwhelmed by all the options you have for MCAT content review. There's a lot of good material out there, but most MCAT content review is made with a general approach to educational content. Our MCAT Science Content videos never follow a generic template - we always create them with our unique, specialized approach to the MCAT in mind.

I get anxious during the mcat. Will this course help?

We've been there - the MCAT is designed to make you doubt yourself and stumble. As a Retaker, you wear the badge of someone who had the courage to get back up. In the Retaker Course, you'll discover strategies you can use to overcome MCAT self doubt and approach the exam with confidence.