MCAT Tutoring

The MCAT is a computer-based test required for admission to medical school. Most selective medical schools heavily weigh the MCAT in their admissions decisions. Note that for the remainder of 2020, the MCAT has been shortened to 5 hours and 45 minutes long.

Our MCAT Tutoring 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.

 

2020 Shortened MCAT Format

Section

Number of Questions

Minutes per Section

Content

Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems

48 Questions

76 Minutes

Physics, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry

Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

48 Questions

81 Minutes

Passage-based reading comprehension

Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

48 Questions

76 Minutes

Biology and biochemistry

Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior

48 Questions

76 Minutes

Neuroscience, psychology, and sociology

 

Standard MCAT Format

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

 

Download MCAT Format and Timing as a PDF.

 

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.

 

2021 MCAT Dates and Registration Deadlines 

Test Date First Registration Deadline Final Registration Deadline
March 26, 2021 February 25, 2021 March 18, 2021
April 10, 2021 March 12, 2021 April 2, 2021
April 23, 2021 March 25, 2021 April 15, 2021
April 30, 2021 April 1, 2021 April 22, 2021
May 1, 2021 April 2, 2021 April 23, 2021
May 14, 2021 April 15, 2021 May 6, 2021
May 15, 2021 April 16, 2021 May 7, 2021
May 20, 2021 April 21, 2021 May 12, 2021
May 28, 2021 April 29, 2021 May 20, 2021
June 4, 2021 May 6, 2021 May 27, 2021
June 18, 2021 May 20, 2021 June 10, 2021
June 19, 2021 May 21, 2021 June 11, 2021
June 26, 2021 May 28, 2021 June 18, 2021
June 30, 2021 June 1, 2021 June 22, 2021
July 17, 2021 June 18, 2021 July 9, 2021
July 22, 2021 June 23, 2021 July 14, 2021
July 30, 2021 July 1, 2021 July 22, 2021
August 7, 2021 July 9, 2021 July 30, 2021
August 13, 2021 July 15, 2021 August 5, 2021
August 21, 2021 July 23, 2021 August 13, 2021
August 26, 2021 July 28, 2021 August 18, 2021
August 27, 2021 July 29, 2021 August 19, 2021
September 2, 2021 August 4, 2021 August 25, 2021
September 3, 2021 August 5, 2021 August 26, 2021
September 10, 2021 August 12, 2021 September 2, 2021
September 11, 2021 August 13, 2021 September 3, 2021


  

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