MCAT Preparation

The MCAT is a 6-hour and 15-minute computer-based test required for admission to medical school. Most selective medical schools heavily weigh the MCAT in their admissions decisions.

Our MCAT Program

Our educational approach to the MCAT involves comprehensive, long-term study of the core concepts in science, social science, and verbal reasoning tested on the exam. Our students develop a deep understanding of the material and hone crucial analytical skills that help them excel both on the MCAT and as they continue their academic and professional careers.

The depth and breadth of material tested on the MCAT demands rigorous study. Through weekly meetings, homework assignments, and timed, full-length practice tests, students learn the concepts, synthesize the information, and practice targeted strategies for approaching each section of the exam.

Contact us to speak to a program consultant about your goals and set up a diagnostic MCAT.

Program Length

We recommend that students study for the MCAT for at least 4–6 months. Because students’ science backgrounds vary considerably, longer programs may be advisable. Based on diagnostic test scores and other considerations we will tailor a plan that meets each student’s individual needs.

 

Section

Number of Questions

Minutes per Section

Content

Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems

59 Questions

95 Minutes

Physics, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry

Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

53 Questions

90 Minutes

Passage-based reading comprehension

Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

59 Questions

95 Minutes

Biology and biochemistry

Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior

59 Questions

95 Minutes

Neuroscience, psychology, and sociology

How the MCAT Scored?

  • Total scores range from 472 to 528, a sum of the four section scores.
  • Each of the four sections is scaled from 118 to 132.
  • The MCAT does not penalize incorrect answers.

When is the MCAT Taken?

The MCAT is currently offered approximately 25 times a year, with test dates concentrated in the spring and summer.

2017 MCAT Dates and Registration Deadlines

Test Date

First Registration Deadline

Final Registration Deadline

January 19, 2017

December 19, 2016

January 10, 2017

January 28, 2017

December 28, 2016

January 20, 2017

March 31, 2017

March 1, 2017

March 23, 2017

April 22, 2017

March 22, 2017

April 14, 2017

April 28, 2017

March 28, 2017

April 20, 2017

May 13, 2017

April 13, 2017

May 5, 2017

May 18, 2017

April 18, 2017

May 10, 2017

May 19, 2017

April 19, 2017

May 10, 2017

June 1, 2017

May 1, 2017

May 23, 2017

June 16, 2017

May 16, 2017

June 8, 2017

June 17, 2017

May 17, 2017

June 8, 2017

June 29, 2017

May 30, 2017

June 21, 2017

June 30, 2017

May 30, 2017

June 21, 2017

July 21, 2017

June 21, 2017

July 13, 2017

July 22, 2017

June 22, 2017

July 13, 2017

July 27, 2017

June 27, 2017

July 19, 2017

July 28, 2017

June 28, 2017

July 19, 2017

August 3, 2017

July 3, 2017

July 26, 2017

August 11, 2017

July 11, 2017

August 3, 2017

August 18, 2017

July 18, 2017

August 10, 2017

August 19, 2017

July 19, 2017

August 10, 2017

August 24, 2017

July 24, 2017

August 16, 2017

September 1, 2017

August 1, 2017

August 24, 2017

September 2, 2017

August 2, 2017

August 24, 2017

September 9, 2017

August 9, 2017

August 31, 2017

Tutors in Washington DC

Belinda M. Lai

Belinda M. Lai

Tutor of: SAT, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, SSAT

M.B.A. in Marketing and Strategic Planning from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Brown University.
Director of Advantage Testing of Washington D.C.

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