MCAT

We help you so you
can help others.

You'll have to conquer the MCAT if you're set on going to medical school. Our team of experts will make sure you do so with minimal stress and maximum efficiency.

Get Started

MCAT Basics

Overview

If you’ve decided to pursue med school, the MCAT will be an integral part of your application process.

The MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) is a requirement for admission to most medical schools. It is a computer-based test that assesses your knowledge of biology, chemistry, and physics, as well as your verbal reasoning and reading skills. A newly added section—Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior—focuses on your emotional intelligence; in particular, it tests your understanding of how people process emotions, how they behave under stressful conditions, and how social and psychological factors can influence interactions.

With a length of seven and a half hours, the MCAT is an intense experience. You should aim to prepare thoroughly so you only put yourself through it once.

Frequency

30

test
administrations
per year

Length

7 hrs
30 mins

plus breaks

Cost

$320

for initial registration

Scores

528

Max Score

500

Average score

Sections

Chemistry/Physics
Biology
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
Psychology/Sociology

2019 - 2020 Dates

Test Day

Scores Release

June

5

July

7

June

19

July

21

June

20

July

21

June

27

July

28

July

7

August

6

July

18

August

18

July

23

August

25

July

31

September

1

August

1

September

1

August

7

September

9

August

8

September

9

August

14

September

15

August

29

September

29

September

3

October

6

September

4

October

6

September

11

October

13

September

12

October

13

Common Questions

How much does the MCAT cost?

The MCAT exam costs $320 ($95 to reschedule a month before your exam and $160 to reschedule 15 days before your exam). It is not possible to reschedule the 8 days leading up to the exam. View rescheduling fees and cancellation refunds.


After completing the exam, you may send your MCAT scores to medical schools without any additional charge. Finally, there is a Fee Assistance Program for test takers who are eligible for a reduced exam fee of $130 per test and a $50-75 rescheduling fee. The application must be completed and processed prior to scheduling an exam date in order to receive the discount.

How is the MCAT scored?

Approximately a month after taking the MCAT exam, you will receive your individual section scores as well as the total score. Each section can range from 118-132; the average score in each is 125. The total score is then calculated by adding the scores in each section, and it will range from 472-528. It is important to note that the MCAT is a curved exam which means that your raw score will be recalculated and rescored accordingly.  Learn more about your MCAT score .

How do I register for the MCAT?

After creating an account through the Association of American Medical College website, you can register for an exam date. The registration and payment will be completed through your online account. It is important to register early in order to locate a testing center near you and secure your preferred test date.

What is on the MCAT exam?

The MCAT is a multiple choice, computer-based test which includes four sections:


  • Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
  • Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
  • Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills


These sections will involve problem-solving, critical thinking and a comprehensive knowledge of the concepts in each category.  See more information about each section .

"I am really happy with the score but it definitely could never have been possible without your brilliant advice and coaching over the past year."

That's ESM.