MCAT Requirements


The Admissions Committee will use the MCAT scores from the current exam in the way they always have, using them in conjunction with other academic information presented on the AMCAS application and letters of recommendation. Because the 2015 scores are new to Admissions Committee members, they will use the percentile ranks for the new scores to see how individual applicants compare to others who took the new exam. 

      • Students should plan to take the MCAT no later than September prior to the year they are planning for matriculation.
        If you took your MCAT exam in
        the calendar year of:
        Your MCAT scores will be valid
        for the following application cycles:
        2011 (no longer valid) 2012, 2013 and 2014
        2012 (no longer valid) 2013, 2014 and 2015
        2013 (no longer valid) 2014, 2015 and *2016
        2014 2015, 2016 and 2017
        2015 2016, 2017and 2018
        2016 2017, 2018 and 2019
      • *The latest exam scores we will accept for the 2017 application cycle will be from September 10, 2016 test administration- there will be no exceptions.

      • If you have submitted your AMCAS application prior to taking the MCAT please note that your application will not be reviewed until the scores have been reported by AMCAS. For in-state applicants total MCAT scores below 25 or 500 are usually not considered competitive. If your initial MCAT score does not meet our criteria and you plan to take the exam again make sure you indicate your next MCAT exam date on your AMCAS application, and we will review your application after we receive the new scores. There is no need to call us to give us your new scores because AMCAS will automatically upload them to your application as soon as they are available.

      • The mean MCAT scores for the current first year class are:
        Verbal Reasoning: 10.27; Physical Science: 10.7; Biological Science: 11.2

      • Tools for MCAT preparation--The AAMC Pre-Med Navigator Guiding you on your path to medical school recently posted new information on MCAT preparation at: