MCAT STUDY TIPS & RESOURCES

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LEARN ABOUT THE MCAT

The Medical College Admission Test, or MCAT, is more than just a formality for medical school admissions. It is a multiple-choice, computer-based, standardized exam that is required for admission to med schools in the United States and Canada. Get started by learning the MCAT basics.

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MCAT STUDY PLANS

Creating your MCAT study guide is one of the most important aspects of preparing for the MCAT, but it can also be one of the most difficult. The AAMC recommends that the average pre-med student spend between 300 and 350 hours over several months preparing for the MCAT.

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TAKE A FREE PRACTICE TEST

Experience the MCAT® before test day with a realistic 4 hour practice test. See how you’d score, and get a detailed report of your strengths and weaknesses.

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WHAT IS YOUR MCAT SCORE?

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

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Build prep into your routine until it’s second nature. Get an MCAT question in your inbox–with detailed explanations–every day.

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FAQ

how has the mcat been affected by covid-19?

All April administrations of the MCAT have been cancelled. If you were registered for a test date that has been cancelled, you will receive an email from the AAMC and/or Pearson VUE. Learn more from the AAMC.

what are my rescheduling options?

You can reschedule your test date, you can wait to decide when you’d like to reschedule to, or you can cancel. All corresponding fees will be waived, and refunds will be issued accordingly. Learn more from the AAMC.

how will admissions cycles be affected?

The test maker and medical schools are preparing to accommodate later test scores for the upcoming admissions cycle. Learn more from the AAMC.