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MCAT FAQs

If I took the MCAT prior to April 2015 and was satisfied with my scores, will I still need to take the current MCAT?

While many medical schools will accept the scores from the “old” MCAT for the 2017 admission cycle, it is important to check policies at individual schools where you might apply.  Please review the Medical School Admissions Requirements (MSAR) Online for information about individual medical school’s admission requirements.   In addition the AAMC surveyed medical schools about their policies regarding accepting scores from the “old” and current MCAT.  You can access the survey results online, but it is best to check both the MSAR and the individual medical school’s admissions office web site for the most up-to-date information.

How can I learn more about the content covered on the MCAT?

The “What’s on the MCAT2015 Exam” section of the AAMC web site provides comprehensive information about the scientific concepts covered in each section of the MCAT, how the scientific disciplines are integrated in each section, and the critical thinking and problem solving skills being evaluated.

What resources are available from the AAMC to prepare for the MCAT?

In addition to the interactive tool “What’s on the MCAT2015 Exam”, the AAMC has partnered with the Khan Academy to provide videos and practice questions that address topics and skills covered in each of the four sections of the MCAT.  The “Prepare for the MCAT Exam” page provides information on other MCAT resources available from the AAMC.

Where can I find out more information about the MCAT test dates, registration process, MCAT score reports, and test day procedures?

The best place to start learning about the MCAT is by reviewing the MCAT Essentials at the MCAT Home site