MEDICAL COLLEGE ADMISSION TEST (MCAT)
The MCAT is delivered exclusively at Thomson Prometric computer-based testing sites. For more details on testing dates, times, locations, and questions, about the computerized MCAT and the new, shorted format, see Computerized MCAT Exam Information.
Benefits of the Computerized MCAT
Computerizing the MCAT offers advantages for both students and admissions offices:
- Test administrations will increase from twice a year to 22 per year.
- Morning and afternoon sessions will be available on weekdays and Saturdays.
- Students make take the MCAT exam up to three times per year (but may be registered for only one testing date at a time)
- The number of questions will be reduced by about one-third (without changing the content representation), and the allowed testing time will be reduced by about 30%.
- Research has shown that a shorter MCAT exam would retain its predictive power.
- Scores will be reported in 30 days instead of 60 days. Our objective is to eventually reduce reporting to 14 days.
- For more information, visit the AAMC MCAT website.