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 Learn About the MCAT

What MCAT score do you need? When considering your MCAT score goal (in 2018’s competitive admissions cycle), it’s always a good idea to look at the requirements or minimums (if any) at the schools to which you’re applying. To start, though, here is what you need to know about your MCAT score…

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You can register for the MCAT online via the Association of American Medical Colleges. The exam will be administered on 3 dates in January and 27 dates that fall between March and September 2018. Be sure to register for the MCAT early so you can select your first-choice location, date, and time.

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On the 2018 MCAT, you’ll face 230 questions over 6 hours and 15 minutes. The new MCAT requires a lot more stamina and focus than its predecessor. The breakdown of MCAT questions is 10 passages with 4 to 7 questions each and 15 stand-alone questions in each of the science sections, and 9 passages in the CARS section.

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When you’re getting ready to take the MCAT, you want to make sure that you’ve got the basic content and critical thinking skills ready to go. But the part that students sometimes overlook is ensuring that they are prepared for all other aspects of taking the MCAT—both the good and the bad.

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Study Plans for the MCAT

Ace the MCAT with expert help from Kaplan’s instructors. Learn what your strengths and weaknesses are on the MCAT. Then, learn to target your weaknesses while also building on your strengths.

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 Studying for the MCAT

The last week before the MCAT can present a number of last-minute challenges. You’re finishing up your prep over the last seven days, and trying to make sure that you do all the right things to be ready for test day.

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Put your biology, physics, and organic chemistry skills to the test with this short MCAT quiz.

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The Chemical and Physical Foundations of Living Systems section of the MCAT, often abbreviated as the Chem/Physics section, requires you to solve problems based on knowledge of chemistry, physics, and organic chemistry.

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