The MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test)
Excellent performance on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is required for all students applying to medical school. The MCAT is offered several times a year and is now in a computer-based format. Students typically take the MCAT in the spring of their junior year so they can apply the following summer/fall. A regimented study program is necessary and taking formal practice examinations is helpful to do well on the MCAT. For more information regarding the MCAT, please click here.
To register for the MCAT visit the AAMC website. You should begin considering registering for the exam six months before the test date. Many exam days fill up quickly.
Be sure to complete the following courses before taking the MCAT:
BIO 105 (General Biology I)
BIO 306 (Genetics)
BIO 315 (Cell Biology)
CHM 103 (General Chemistry I)
CHM 104 (General Chemistry II)
CHM 303 (Organic Chemistry Theory I)
CHM 304 (Organic Chemistry Theory II)
CHM 305 (Organic Chemistry Lab)
PHY 103 (Fundamental Physics I)
PHY 104 (Fundamental Physics II).
It is highly recommended that you have BIO 312 (Human Anatomy and Physiology I), BIO 313 (Human Anatomy and Physiology II) and CHM 301 (Analytical Chemistry) prior to or in the same semester as when you take the MCAT.