MCAT FAQ

How Many Times Should I Take the MCAT?

Created by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the MCAT exam is designed to help medical school admissions committees evaluate applicants. It is not an easy exam and many students struggle to attain their target scores. It is quite common for students to retake the MCAT. These students aren’t happy with their scores and […]

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What Time Does the MCAT Start?

  The MCAT is an important exam, one that you cannot afford do miss. So what time does the MCAT start? The official MCAT start time is 8:00 AM. However, the actual time that you begin your exam will vary depending on how long it takes you to go through the check-in process. It will […]

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When Should I Start Studying for the MCAT?

  When should I start studying for the MCAT? This is a good question that all pre-medical students should be able to answer. There are two phases in studying for the MCAT. The first is taking the prerequisite courses required for the MCAT. The second is reviewing MCAT-specific material. As a pre-medical student, you start […]

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Can I Start Preparing for the MCAT in High School?

Many pre-medical students became interested in medicine at a young age. Many were also told early on that the path was not easy and that’s true. One of the biggest obstacles is the MCAT exam. High school students that want to get a head start then ask, “Can I start preparing for the MCAT in […]

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Does the MCAT Have Calculus?

The MCAT contains questions that require test takers to do math. However, does the MCAT have calculus? No, the exam does not contain any calculus questions. There is not even a math section so students won’t be doing much math on the MCAT. In addition, the questions that do involve math are usually fairly straightforward. […]

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Is the MCAT Multiple Choice?

Is the MCAT multiple choice? The answer is yes. There is no free response or writing section on the exam. You might think that the MCAT isn’t too bad but that’s not quite true. Most pre-medical students would agree that the MCAT is a tough exam even though it is multiple choice. However, knowing this […]

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Does Retaking the MCAT Look Bad?

MCAT test-takers prepare for the exam for weeks and months, hoping to achieve their goal score and have a competitive application to medical school. Sometimes however, the exam score doesn’t go quite the way as anticipated. Students are then wondering if they should retake the MCAT, or if it is bad to retake the MCAT. […]

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