Our Mission

Examkrackers provides preparation for standardized exams through books, audio CDs, DVD?s, internet forums, and live classes.

Our Story

1997: Founded

Examkrackers was founded on September 9th of 1997 by Jonathan Orsay and Jordan Zaretsky.

1998: 24 students

The first Examkrackers class was taught by Jonathan Orsay in the spring of 1998 just off the campus of Columbia University. Five students enrolled.

Scott Calvin joined Examkrackers as a teacher and author in the summer of 1998. That Summer Scott Calvin taught an Examkrackers course near Hunter College NY with 8 students and Jonathan Orsay taught a course near Columbia with 8 students.

1999: 100 students

In the spring of 1999, Examkrackers opened a course at Felician College in New Jersey Manhattan College in New York. The total spring enrollment of for 1999 was 59 students.

In the summer of 1999 the Felician College site moved to Rutgers Newark. The total enrollment for Examkrackers in the summer of 1999 was 41 students.

2000: Books reach bookstores

In the spring of 2000, Examkrackers books began to sell on Amazon.com.

In the summer of 2000, Examkrackers opened 3 new locations: 1) Rutgers at New Brunswick New Jersey; 2) Adelphi University in New York; 3) off campus at St. John's University in New York. By the fall, Examkrackers books were put into selected bookstores and began to sell thousands of copies.

2001: College sponsorship

In the summer of 2001 Examkrackers began teaching our first college sponsored course.

2002: Audio Osmosis - Expansion to Philadelphia

In the spring of 2002, thousands began to listen to MCAT Audio Osmosis with Jordan and Jon. 1001 Questions in MCAT Chemistry was released.

In the summer of 2002, the regular course enrollment swells. College sponsored programs continued. Examkrackers 101 Passages in MCAT Verbal Reasoning was released.

2003: Expansion to Canada - Korean translation

In the spring of 2003 Examkrackers expanded to Philadelphia with locations at Drexel and Temple Universities. We also added a course at Brooklyn College.

College sponsored programs increased. An Examkrackers course opened up in Calgary Canada as well. Examkrackers books were translated into Korean and sold in bookstores in Korea.

2004: Nationwide expansion

In the spring of 2004 Examkrackers began a nationwide expansion adding courses in several new states.

Examkrackers 1001 Questions in MCAT Biology and Examkrackers 16 Mini MCAT?s are released to the public

2005: Growing in new locations

Enrollment in the spring and summer courses reaches new highs as Examkrackers becomes established in 11 states. The MCAT Extra grows as well

2006: CBT Format

The Examkrackers course schedule is changed to reflect the new AAMC computer based testing options and the books are changed to reflect the new exam. Examkrackers adds new courses in New England, Washington D.C. and Virginia.

2007: LSAT is introduced and How To Get Into Medical School is published


2008: 2nd Edition 101 Passages in MCAT Verbal Reasoning is published


2009: Examkrackers has a strong presence in the northeast

Examkrackers courses can be found all throughout the northeast and is spreading across the midwest. We are now established in 15 states.

2010: LSAT course locations are expanding and "Free MCAT" tests are offered

We offer LSAT courses in 5 different states. "Free MCAT" test events are offered nationwide for the MCAT student community.

2011: Expanding Locations

Examkrackers influence continues to grow! Courses now held in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

2012: More Locations

Courses now held in Indiana, Louisiana and Oklahoma.

2013: 8th Edition MCAT books are published


2014: 9th Edition MCAT books are published

Examkrackers releases the 9th Edition MCAT books for the new 2015 MCAT!