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What Can I Use as an Alternative to Khan Academy’s MCAT Videos?

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Is Khan Academy’s MCAT Prep going away?

Khan Academy recently dropped a bombshell: starting July 15, 2020 update: September 2021, all Khan Academy MCAT content will be retired from the Khan Academy website.

Khan Academy’s free videos have played an important role in MCAT prep for years, particularly since many MCAT prep programs can be prohibitively expensive, so this is understandably a disappointing development for students.

However, the good news is that the videos aren’t going away entirely, and there are other free and low cost resources out there for MCAT video review that you can use instead! We’ve put together this guide to help you.

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Will I still be able to access the Khan Academy MCAT videos?

AAMC has announced that the Khan Academy MCAT collection will continue to be available through the AAMC’s MCAT Official Prep Hub. However, as of June 2020, the Official Prep Hub simply links out to the Khan Academy site, so it remains to be seen how these videos will be embedded within the Hub. We’re staying tuned.

In addition, the videos remain available on the Khan Academy MCAT YouTube Channel. However, keep in mind only the lessons are available on the YouTube channel, not the practice questions that were available on Khan Academy.

It’s unclear whether there will be a plan to keep these videos up-to-date, but based on the announcement, it feels unlikely that Khan Academy will do that, so we’ll need to watch whether or not AAMC steps up.

What can I use for free or low-cost MCAT video prep instead of Khan Academy?

Given the uncertainty over the future of Khan Academy’s MCAT videos, you may be looking for some other free (or at least affordable) video-based resources for MCAT content review.

Below are a few of our favorites:

Magoosh

  • In light of Khan Academy’s announcement, we’ve made our “Must Watch MCAT Lesson Videos” FREE – check them out here!
  • Magoosh also has free MCAT flashcards for iOS, Android, and web (not video-based, we know, but they are number #1 in the App Store for MCAT!).
  • You can also get a year’s worth of access to Magoosh’s complete premium MCAT Prep (including almost 400 videos) for under $200.

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Other Resources

We are focusing on MCAT video resources here, but if you’re interested in books, take a look at our MCAT book reviews, as well.

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We know this is a big change for MCAT students! At Magoosh, it’s our mission to make test prep more accessible, effective, and enjoyable. We are actively working on ways to make our content more accessible, given this big announcement from Khan Academy, so leave a comment and let us know how we can help!

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