MCAT Prep Workshop

The teachers of our workshop are experienced college instructors with expertise in their respective areas of MCAT preparation. Please see the teacher biographies below for more information.

Please note that the HPPLC MCAT Prep Workshop is not a substitute for completing college-level coursework in the content areas covered on the MCAT exam. The approach of the course assumes that students have completed, or are in the process of completing, coursework that covers the basic concepts that appear on the MCAT exam. The MCAT Prep Course focuses on further developing a student's problem-solving and independent reasoning skills.

Not every student will need to enroll in a prep course in order to succeed on the MCAT. Whether you are enrolled in our MCAT Prep Course or not, you are welcome to meet with a premed advisor to discuss strategies for MCAT preparation. We want you to succeed!

Schedule and Course Policies

Monday nights or Wednesday nights, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (students have the option of registering for either the Monday or Wednesday session).

$700 (will be charged to your IU bursar's account)

Kaplan MCAT Complete 7-Book Subject Review 2020-2021. The Official Guide to the MCAT Exam, Fifth Edition. Available at the AAMC.

Books must be purchased separately, and the cost of the books is not included in the fee for the course.

Registration for the course begins in September and will be announced via the HPPLC listserv.  If you would like to register, send email to  To complete your registration you will need to submit a signed Tuition Deduction Authorization form to HPPLC that will be provided to you.  Registration takes place on a first-come, first-served basis. Unfortunately, we cannot take registrations by telephone.  Charges will be made to your bursar account AFTER the first class meeting.  Please read the instructions regarding the withdrawal policy on the registration form when you register for the course.  The withdrawal policy will be strictly enforced.


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About our instructors

Josh has a bachelor's degree in Business from Monmouth University, a master’s degree in physics from IU, and is a current Ph.D student in physics (IU). He's taught physics labs and discussions for multiple years here at IU and at Rutgers University in NJ. Josh's current research involves discerning information about the brain via electrophysiological recordings. Outside of that he is active in various forms of graduate student government and is an avid reader.

Dr. Lisa L. Connolly is a Professor at Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington, Indiana. She completed a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Indianapolis in 2010. Dr. Connolly completed a master’s degree in counseling and holds an LMHC (licensed mental health counselor) license in the State of Indiana and has over 20 years experience working with people with significant behavioral challenges. Moving into academia has allowed her to focus on her first love of teaching both in the classroom and at conferences at the local and national level. Her areas of research interest are in gerontology, youth work and marginalized populations of people.

Michael Glennon is a second year law student at Indiana University Maurer School of Law with a B.S. in Chemistry from Indiana University as well. He has tutored standardized test taking for the ACT/SAT in Lansing, MI and spent six months teaching English in Madrid, Spain. Michael spent this past summer working in the chambers of Magistrate Judge Litkovitz in Cincinnati, OH. He is currently pursuing careers in Intellectual Property and helping local inventors with the IP Clinic pro bono group on campus.

Ben received his B.S. in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Animal Behavior from Indiana University. He is currently a Ph.D candidate in the Cell, Molecular, and Cancer Biology program of the Medical Sciences department at IU. He has taught various biology courses, including Introductory Biology, Ornithology, and Human Anatomy. In addition to these courses, he has also tutored high school and university students in biology and chemistry for the past two years. His current research focuses on further understanding the regulation of the oncogenic transcription factor, ERG, in prostate cancer in attempts to develop targeted therapeutics.

Sean completed his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Southern Indiana in 2013 and is a current graduate student in chemistry at IU.  Sean has taught multiple laboratory courses at IU as an Associate Instructor and was the instructor of record for N330 lecture and lab for the fall of 2018 and spring of 2019.  His current research focuses on the mechanism of alkene isomerization by bis(carbene)borate iron complexes.  During his free time, he enjoys walks with his wife and dog. 

You may also visit the MCAT webpage for more information on the MCAT exam.