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Everything You Need To Know About Magoosh

A play on the Persian word magush, meaning a learned, wise and generous person, Magoosh is a 100% online test preparation company, offering prep programs for some of the most widely taken standardized tests, such as the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, Praxis, TOEFL and IELTS.

Amidst numerous other companies offering similar services online, Magoosh prides itself on its intentional cheaper price — most of its services cost one-quarter of the price of competitors — as well as highly customizable study plans and its unique reward system, in which students receive points for each consecutive day of study, which can be traded in later for money. 

For example, on your first day of any prep program, you can earn 10 points for just 20 minutes you study. If you study the next day for more than 20 minutes, you get 20 more points. If you study on the third successive day for more than 20 minutes, you get 30 more points. The same pattern continues, and you can earn points equal to 10 times the number of days you studied in your program. When you’re ready, you can email Magoosh and earn a dollar for every 100 points. The point is to get you studying every day even for just 20 minutes because consistency pays off in the end — in this case, it really pays off! 

Best suited for self-studiers, video-lovers and busy-students, Magoosh is definitely an option to consider for students looking for guidance and extra motivation in their test-taking journey. Check out our list of every program offered by Magoosh and a description of its important features. 

SAT Prep 

Taught by SAT experts from highly competitive schools, Magoosh SAT promises to improve your SAT score by at least 100 points or you get a full refund with no strings attached. 

  • Practice tests: 3 practice tests
  • Free service: 7-day free trial with 100% money back guarantee. During your trial period, if you are unhappy for any reason, you can email them within 7 days of purchasing and you will get a full refund. 
  • Customization: For all of its three different options, varying by their length of access, Magoosh SAT offers highly personalized study plans and tools. Here are some of the features you will enjoy: 
    • A personalized dashboard suggests video lessons to watch, shows your progress and compares your results with other students.  
    • Expert-curated study schedules offer expert-designed prep schedules that includes a list of recommended materials and weekly/daily checklists of tasks you need to complete.
    • Customizable practice sessions let you choose your subjects and difficulty and use the optional timed quiz mode to practice for a real exam. 
    • A detailed performance analysis shows a detailed summary of all of your past answers, so you can work on your real weaknesses and specific problem types that you keep getting wrong. You can filter your search by subject, question type, difficulty and more. 
    • A data-driven score prediction compares your performance on practice questions with the data of thousands of others to estimate and refine your score as you keep practicing. 
  • Variety of content: You will get access to over 1,500 practice questions with video explanation for every question and over 200 video lessons. Also, while Magoosh SAT doesn’t grade your practice essays for you, they do offer assistance and SAT writing strategies via email. 
  • Price: $99 for a month, $159 for 3 months, $179 for 12 months 

ACT Prep

Taught by ACT experts from highly competitive schools, Magoosh ACT promises to improve your ACT score by at least 4 points or you get a full refund with no strings attached. 

  • Practice tests: 4 practice tests
  • Free service: 7-day free trial with access to over 100 video lessons and questions. During your trial period, if you are unhappy for any reason, you can email them within those 7 days of purchasing and you will get a full refund. Also, they offer a full-length ACT practice test with answer explanation videos for free.
  • Customization: For all of its three different options, varying by the duration of access, Magoosh ACT offers highly personalized study plans and tools. Here are some of the features you will enjoy: 
    • A personalized dashboard suggests video lessons to watch, shows your progress and compares your results with other students.  
    • Expert-curated study schedules offer prep schedules designed by experts that includes a list of recommended materials and weekly/daily checklists of tasks you need to complete.
    • Customizable practice sessions let you choose your subjects and difficulty and use the optional timed quiz mode to practice for a real exam. 
    • A detailed performance analysis shows a detailed summary of all of your past answers, so you can work on your real weaknesses and specific problem types that you keep getting wrong. You can filter your search by subject, question type, difficulty and more. 
    • A data-driven score prediction compares your performance on practice questions with the data of thousands of others to estimate and refine your score as you keep practicing. 
  • Variety of content: You will get access to over 1,500 practice questions with video explanation for every question and over 250 video lessons. For those who take tests better on paper, they offer both online and paper practice tests. Also, while Magoosh ACT doesn’t grade your practice essays for you, they do offer assistance and writing strategies via email. 
  • Price: $79 for a month, $89 for 3 months, $99 for 12 months. 

NOTE: If you’re already a Magoosh subscriber for SAT, TOEFL, or IELTS, you can get a discount on Magoosh ACT.

GRE Prep 

This service offers comprehensive prep programs for the GRE, short for Graduate Record Examination, a standardized test required for most graduate schools or graduate business schools in the United States. Magoosh promises to improve your score by at least 5 points or you get your money back. 

  • Practice tests: 3 timed and full-length practice tests
  • Free service: 7-day free trial with 100% money back guarantee. During your trial period, if you are unhappy for any reason, you can email them within 7 days of purchasing and you will get a full refund. 
  • Customization: For all of its different options, varying by the duration and coverage of subjects, Magoosh GRE offers highly personalized study plans and tools. Here are some of the features you will enjoy: 
    • A personalized dashboard suggests video lessons to watch, shows your progress and compares your results with other students.  
    • Expert-curated study schedules offer prep schedules designed by experts that includes a list of recommended materials and weekly/daily checklists of tasks you need to complete. Choose out of 11 carefully crafted study schedules that accommodate varying study times and skills so you can find the perfect study schedule to fit your unique situation 
    • Customizable practice sessions let you choose your subjects and difficulty and use the optional timed quiz mode to practice for a real exam. 
    • A detailed performance analysis shows a detailed summary of all of your past answers so you can work on your real weaknesses and specific problem types that you keep getting wrong. You can filter your search by subject, question type, difficulty and more. 
    • A data-driven score prediction compares your performance on practice questions with the data of thousands of others to estimate and refine your score as you keep practicing. 

NOTE: For those who need help on a specific subject instead of the entire GRE, you can sign up for a Verbal + AWA plan or for a Math plan. Both plans last for 6 months, come with a +2 score guarantee instead of +5 and do not include full-length practice tests or the score predictor tool.

  • Variety of content: You will get access to over 1,200 practice questions with video explanation for every question and over 250 video lessons. For those who take tests better on paper, they offer both online and paper practice tests. Also, while Magoosh GRE doesn’t grade your practice essays for you, they do offer general strategy via email. 
  • Price: $129 for a month, $149 for 6 months; $129 for 6 months for GRE Verbal + AWA only plan; $129 for 6 months for GRE Math only plan 

GMAT Prep 

This service offers comprehensive prep programs for the GMAT, short for Graduate Management Admission Test, a standardized test required for admission to graduate business programs all around the world. Magoosh promises to improve your score by at least 50 points or you get your money back. 

  • Practice tests: 2 full-length practice tests with developed adaptive technology that simulates the official GMAT 
  • Free service: 7-day free trial with 100% money back guarantee. During your trial period, if you are unhappy for any reason, you can email them within those 7 days of purchasing and you will get a full refund. 
  • Customization: Choose out of three different options.
    • Self-study plan gives access to over 1,300 practice questions with video explanation for every question and over 340 video lessons. Plus, you will choose out of 7 carefully crafted study schedules that accommodate varying study times and skills so you can find the perfect study schedule to fit your unique situation. 
    • Math +IR only plan gives access to over 720 practice questions and over 175 video lessons. But you don’t get access to the two full-length practice tests and the score predictor tool. Plus, this plan comes with a +3 math score guarantee instead of the +50 total score guarantee. 
    • Guided study plan gives everything in the Self-study option plus 6 hours of tutoring, conducted through video chat sessions. 
  •  For the three different options, here are some of the features that you will enjoy:
    • A personalized dashboard suggests video lessons to watch, shows your progress and compares your results with other students.  
    • Expert-curated study schedules offer prep schedules designed by experts that includes a list of recommended materials and weekly/daily checklists of tasks you need to complete. Choose out of 7 carefully crafted study schedules that accommodate varying study times and skills so you can find the perfect study schedule to fit your unique situation 
    • Customizable practice sessions let you choose your subjects and difficulty and use the optional timed quiz mode to practice for a real exam. 
    • A detailed performance analysis shows a detailed summary of all of your past answers so you can work on your real weaknesses and specific problem types that you keep getting wrong. You can filter your search by subject, question type, difficulty and more. 
    • A data-driven score prediction compares your performance on practice questions with the data of thousands of others to estimate and refine your score as you keep practicing. 
  • Variety of content: For those who take tests better on paper, they offer both online and paper practice tests. 
  • Price: $249 for a year for the Self-study option, $219 for a year for the Math+IR only plan, $799 for a year for the Guided study option. 

If you choose the Self-study option, but want a few hours of tutoring, you can add that on later for $110 per hour.  

MCAT Prep 

This service offers comprehensive prep programs for the MCAT, short for Medical College Admission Test, a standardized test required for admission to medical schools in the United States. Covering all MCAT subjects from CARS (Credibility, Accuracy, Reasonableness, Support) to physics, Magoosh promises to improve your score by at least 10 points or you get your money back. 

  • Practice tests: 3 practice tests plus 9 additional CARS passages 
  • Free service: 7-day free trial with 100% money back guarantee. During your trial period, if you are unhappy for any reason, you can email them within those 7 days of purchasing and you will get a full refund. 
  • Customization: Choose out of two different options, varying by duration. Every option includes highly customizable study plans and tools. Here are some of the features you will enjoy: 
    • A personalized dashboard suggests video lessons to watch, shows your progress and compares your results with other students.  
    • Expert-curated study schedules offer prep schedules designed by experts that includes a list of recommended materials and weekly/daily checklists of tasks you need to complete.
    • Customizable practice sessions let you choose your subjects and difficulty and use the optional timed quiz mode to practice for a real exam. 
    • A detailed performance analysis shows a detailed summary of all of your past answers so you can work on your real weaknesses and specific problem types that you keep getting wrong. You can filter your search by subject, question type, difficulty and more. 
    • A data-driven score prediction compares your performance on practice questions with the data of thousands of others to estimate and refine your score as you keep practicing. 
  • Variety of content: You will get access to over 745 practice questions with video explanation for every question and over 380 video lessons.
  • Price: $79 for a month, $99 for a year

LSAT Prep 

This service offers comprehensive prep programs for the LSAT, short for Law School Admission Test, a standardized test required for admission to law schools approved by the American Bar Association. Covering all three tested skills, logical reasoning, analytical reasoning and reading comprehension, Magoosh promises to improve your score by at least 5 points or you get your money back. 

  • Practice tests: N/A 
  • Free service: 7-day free trial with 100% money back guarantee. During your trial period, if you are unhappy for any reason, you can email them within those 7 days of purchasing and you will get a full refund. 

NOTE: For those who qualify for the LSAC (LSAT maker) fee waivers, Magoosh LSAT offers free LSAT prep accounts. If you are qualified, forward the email you received from LSAC stating that you are eligible for fee waivers to Magoosh at lsat@magoosh.com. Make sure to include your full name and LSAT account number.

  • Customization: Choose out of three different options, varying by duration. Every option includes highly customizable study plans and tools. Here are some of the features you will enjoy: 
    • A personalized dashboard suggests video lessons to watch, shows your progress and compares your results with other students.  
    • Expert-curated study schedules offer prep schedules designed by experts that includes a list of recommended materials and weekly/daily checklists of tasks you need to complete.
    • Customizable practice sessions let you choose your subjects and difficulty and use the optional timed quiz mode to practice for a real exam. 
    • A detailed performance analysis shows a detailed summary of all of your past answers so you can work on your real weaknesses and specific problem types that you keep getting wrong. You can filter your search by subject, question type, difficulty and more. 
    • A data-driven score prediction compares your performance on practice questions with the data of thousands of others to estimate and refine your score as you keep practicing.
  • Variety of content: You will get access to over 500 officially licensed LSAT practice questions with video explanation for every question, over 550 additional practice questions and over 90 video lessons on Logical Games, Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension. 
  • Price: $99 for a month, $129 for 3 months, $149 for 12 months 

Praxis Prep 

This service offers comprehensive prep programs for Praxis, one of a series of American teacher certificate exams that is required to be a teacher in about half of the states in the United States. Magoosh Praxis promises to improve your score by at least 0.5 points or you get your money back. 

  • Practice tests: N/A 
  • Free service: 7-day free trial with access to over 20 questions and video lessons. During your trial period, if you are unhappy for any reason, you can email them within those 7 days of purchasing and you will get a full refund. 
  • Customization: Choose out of two different options. 
    • Math only plan gives access to over 120 practice questions with video explanation for every question and over 80 video lessons and email assistance.
    • Premium plan covers all subjects, math, reading and writing and gives access to over 350 practice questions, over 175 video lessons and email assistance.
  • For every option, here are some of the features you will enjoy:
    • A personalized dashboard suggests video lessons to watch, shows your progress and compares your results with other students.  
    • Expert-curated study schedules offer prep schedules designed by experts that includes a list of recommended materials and weekly/daily checklists of tasks you need to complete.
    • Customizable practice sessions let you choose your subjects and difficulty and use the optional timed quiz mode to practice for a real exam. 
    • A detailed performance analysis shows a detailed summary of all of your past answers so you can work on your real weaknesses and specific problem types that you keep getting wrong. You can filter your search by subject, question type, difficulty and more. 
    • A data-driven score prediction compares your performance on practice questions with the data of thousands of others to estimate and refine your score as you keep practicing.
  • Variety of content: You will get access to hundreds of practice questions, highly customizable study plans and tools, and personal assistance via email. 
  • Price: $79 for 6 months of Math only plan, $99 for 6 months of the Premium plan

TOEFL Prep 

This service offers comprehensive prep programs for TOEFL, short for Test of English as a Foreign Language, a standardized language proficiency test required for non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities. Magoosh promises to improve your score by at least 4 points or you get your money back. 

  • Practice tests: N/A 
  • Free service: 7-day free trial with access to over 20 practice questions and 19 video lessons. During your trial period, if you are unhappy for any reason, you can email them within those 7 days of purchasing and you will get a full refund. 
  • Customization: For all of its different options, varying by the duration, Magoosh TOEFL offers highly personalized study plans and tools. Here are some of the features you will enjoy: 
    • A personalized dashboard suggests video lessons to watch, shows your progress and compares your results with other students.  
    • Expert-curated study schedules offer prep schedules designed by experts that includes a list of recommended materials and weekly/daily checklists of tasks you need to complete. 
    • Customizable practice sessions let you choose your subjects and difficulty and use the optional timed quiz mode to practice for a real exam. 
    • A detailed performance analysis shows a detailed summary of all of your past answers so you can work on your real weaknesses and specific problem types that you keep getting wrong. You can filter your search by subject, question type, difficulty and more. 
    • A data-driven score prediction compares your performance on practice questions with the data of thousands of others to estimate and refine your score as you keep practicing.
  • Variety of content: You will get access to over 440 practice questions and explanation videos for every question, over 125 video lessons, highly customizable study plans and tools, and personal assistance via email. 
  • Price: $39 for a week, $49 for a month, $89 for 6 months

NOTE: A week-long plan doesn’t come with +4 point score guarantee or 7-day refund guarantee.

IELTS Prep 

This service offers comprehensive prep programs for IELTS, short for International English Language Proficiency Test. Promising 0.5 point increase or your money back, Magoosh offers services to both Academic IELTS and the General Training IELTS

The Academic IELTS is for non-native speakers wishing to study at English-speaking universities, graduate schools or professional organizations. The General Training IELTS is for those wishing to study at below the university level in an English-speaking country or apply for internships in or emigrate to an English-speaking country. 

  • Practice tests: 4 practice tests 
  • Free service: 7-day free trial with access to over 50 practice questions and 100 video lessons. During your trial period, if you are unhappy for any reason, you can email them within those 7 days of purchasing and you will get a full refund. 
  • Customization: For all of its different options, varying by the duration and coverage of subjects, Magoosh IELTS offers highly personalized study plans and tools. Here are some of the features you will enjoy: 
    • A personalized dashboard suggests video lessons to watch, shows your progress and compares your results with other students.  
    • Expert-curated study schedules offer prep schedules designed by experts that includes a list of recommended materials and weekly/daily checklists of tasks you need to complete. 
    • Customizable practice sessions let you choose your subjects and difficulty and use the optional timed quiz mode to practice for a real exam. 
    • A detailed performance analysis shows a detailed summary of all of your past answers so you can work on your real weaknesses and specific problem types that you keep getting wrong. You can filter your search by subject, question type, difficulty and more. 
    • A data-driven score prediction compares your performance on practice questions with the data of thousands of others to estimate and refine your score as you keep practicing.
  • Variety of content: You will get access to over 650 practice questions and explanation videos for every question, over 125 video lessons and email assistance. 
  • Price: $59 for a month, $69 for 3 months, $99 for 6 months; if you’re already a Magoosh TOEFL student, you can email Magoosh IELTS directly to get a discount. 

NOTE:  Only the 6-months plan provides essay grading service.

Conclusion

While Magoosh pricing is a quarter of its competitors’ prices, Magoosh services do not miss any of the important features in customization, expertise or accessibility. With all of its services available in all kinds of devices, studying time no longer needs to be set aside as a special time, but spread out in bits throughout your day wherever you are. If you’re looking for an affordable test prep service with equally excellent quality in service, check out Magoosh right now!