MCAT STUDY TIPS & RESOURCES

GETTING STARTED

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.

START STUDYING

MCAT STUDY PLANS

Own your study plan and reach your goal MCAT score. We recommend that you study between 300 and 350 hours; our study plans help you do just that.

GET A BASELINE SCORE

TAKE A FREE PRACTICE TEST

Experience the MCAT® before test day with a realistic 7.5-hour practice test. See how you’d score, and get a detailed report of your strengths and weaknesses.

TAKE A QUIZ

WHAT IS YOUR MCAT SCORE?

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

PRACTICE DAILY

MCAT QUESTION OF THE DAY

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

FREE PRACTICE

COVID-19 MCAT DISRUPTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

All administrations of the MCAT through May 21 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.
As of 4/24, the AAMC has announced three new MCAT test dates:

  • June 28
  • September 27
  • September 28

For all remaining test dates in 2020, exam time will be shortened to 5 hours, 45 minutes to accommodate three tests per day.

  • Morning: 6:30 AM
  • Afternoon: 12:15 PM
  • Evening: 6:00 PM

The MCAT registration system will re-open on May 7. 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.

The AAMC has announced that applicants have an extra two weeks to submit their applications. They will send data to schools on July 10, as opposed to the original June 26 date. The delay is not currently expected to push back the future steps of the application cycle. Learn more from the AAMC.

All test centers will implement enhanced disinfecting practices and social distancing, and provide hand sanitizer. They will also encourage all examinees to bring gloves and masks.

MORE MCAT ARTICLES

what's-a-good-mcat-score-mcat-prep

What's a good MCAT score?

A good MCAT score is generally considered to be 511 or higher,…

Average Doctor Salaries by Specialty

The average salary of a doctor can be an important consideration…
study-for-the-mcat-mcat-study-tips-last-minute-mcat-study-tips

Last-Minute MCAT Study Tips

One of the biggest worries about the MCAT is what to do the final…
When should I take the MCAT in 2023?

When Should I Take the MCAT in 2023?

There are 30 MCAT test dates to choose from in 2023. When deciding…

AAMC PREview Professional Readiness Exam (Formerly SJT)

As you know, medical school admissions are complex, and now,…
3-three-month-months-mcat-study-schedule-plan

How to Study for the MCAT in 3 Months

Creating your MCAT study guide is one of the most important…