Frequently Asked Questions About Our MCAT Courses Online

How are classes delivered?
Classes are delivered live via Zoom.
What experience do you have?
Excelsium is a test prep program by and for medical students. Unlike most tutoring companies, we’ve all taken the exam in the past few years, so we know exactly what challenges you’re facing and how you're feeling.

All of our instructors scored above the 95th percentile and have collegiate tutoring or teaching experience on their resumes. We are here to help you prepare for and ace the MCAT, just like we did!
What MCAT subjects do you cover?
We help prepare for every science section of the MCAT: physics, biochemistry, biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, psychology, and sociology. CARS is touched upon but is not a primary focus in the course.
Do you provide MCAT review books?
We have debated for a long time as to whether to include review books as part of the course. The advantage of including books is that everyone would be on the same page (pun intended) and have exactly the same resources. The downside is that it would raise the price of the overall course, and most students already have a book set (we don't want to waste your money). The the students that don't already have books can find cheeper options from friends or online -- remember, any review set published after 2015 will do just fine. As such, we are currently not providing review books as part of the course.
How do I know if Excelsium is right for me?
Excelsium provides the perfect MCAT course for the pre-med student that can use the accountability and guidance of a live MCAT class to enhance their studying. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with colleagues, ask your MCAT instructor questions and get live feedback. Plus, we made sure you have access to all the best practice material you’ll need in order to achieve your target score!
What happens if I have to miss a class?
No problem – simply email your instructor to let them know. Every 2-hour class is recorded on Zoom, so you can watch the session afterward and catch up on what you missed.

Of course, we strongly recommend attending each live session and prioritizing in-person attendance so that you can get the most out of your course experience.
How many students are enrolled in the group classes?
We keep each group small with up to 10 students at a single time. This way, you’ll be able to engage with other learners and get one-on-one help from the instructor during each Zoom session.
I want access to UWorld for longer than 90 days. Can I get extended access?
Yes. Once you sign up for our course, you will receive a code that will make the 90-Day Qbank cost $0. If you choose a longer subscription, the 90-Day QBank value will be deducted, and you will only pay for the difference.
Do we go over homework?
Yes. The sessions are 2 hours long and are dedicated to lectures. The homework is accompanied by excellent explanations, which will clarify the vast majority of the questions. However, when students are still confused about particular questions/concepts on the homework, instructors can dedicate an additional 1 hour per session to tie any loose ends.
Do we get the presentation slides?
Yes! Students will have access to the presentations used in lectures for 6 months form the time of the first lecture.
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