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Ch 57: MCAT Prep: General Info

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Utilize the resources in this chapter to learn all about registering and studying for the MCAT exam. The articles will provide you with practical information about the exam and methods for productive preparation.

MCAT Prep: General Info - Chapter Summary

This chapter is a comprehensive resource for individuals readying themselves to take the MCAT exam. There are articles that provide pragmatic information about registering for the MCAT. You'll also find articles discussing ways to develop an effective study plan. Specifically, you'll learn:

  • What the MCAT is and who the test is designed for
  • Registration information, testing dates, cost and length of the exam
  • Average and good MCAT scores
  • How to develop a study plan
  • Helpful prep books and study tips

Resource Benefits

After reviewing the articles in this chapter, you will have a better understanding of the MCAT because:

  • They're helpful: You'll learn what MCAT stands for and who needs to take the exam.
  • They're practical: The articles provide information about cost, test dates, scores to aim for and registration procedures.
  • They're valuable: These resources will provide you with steps for creating an effective study plan and tips for taking the exam.
  • They're convenient: Everything you need to know about registering and studying for the MCAT has been compiled into this chapter.

19 Lessons in Chapter 57: MCAT Prep: General Info
MCAT Registration Information

1. MCAT Registration Information

Prospective medical students can sign up for MCAT test dates during one of three registration windows. Keep reading to learn about the fees associated with each of them and find out when the test is offered.

MCAT Test Dates

2. MCAT Test Dates

The MCAT is offered most months of the year, although there are specific dates on which it is offered. Depending on when you register, you will have different options available to you in regards to rescheduling or cancelling. Read on to learn more.

Average MCAT Scores

3. Average MCAT Scores

MCAT scoring changed when a new version of the exam debuted in April 2015. In this article, you'll learn about average scores for the different sections of the exam as well as overall.

How to Create an MCAT Study Schedule

4. How to Create an MCAT Study Schedule

If the stress of your MCAT exam date is looming over you, don't panic. By creating a study schedule to suit your needs, you can maximize the time and effort that you will be putting into your review sessions.

How Long is the MCAT?

5. How Long is the MCAT?

The MCAT is one of the longer standardized tests that is offered. Read on to learn how long you'll have to complete each section of the exam, what you'll be asked about and how to prepare for it.

What is a Good MCAT Score?

6. What is a Good MCAT Score?

Once you take the MCAT, you'll no doubt want to know how well you did compared to the rest of the test takers. Take a look at this article to see what kind of score you should aim for when your exam date arrives.

Best MCAT Prep Books

7. Best MCAT Prep Books

Preparing for the MCAT exam will come much easier by making a good choice on a test prep book. We've done some of the homework for you and come up with solutions to your needs in this article.

What Does MCAT Stand For?

8. What Does MCAT Stand For?

The MCAT is an admissions test administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges to assess a student's skills, knowledge, and aptitude for medical school. Learn about the definition, significance, content, and structure of the MCAT.

What is the MCAT?

9. What is the MCAT?

The Medical College Assessment Test (MCAT) is a multi-part standardized test required for admission to nearly all North American medical schools. Keep reading to learn about the structure and content of the exam, and to get some tips on preparing for test day.

How to Study for the MCAT

10. How to Study for the MCAT

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is an application requirement at nearly all medical schools in the United States. Learn about the MCAT's content and structure, along with advice to help aspiring medical doctors successfully study for the exam.

What is On the MCAT?

11. What is On the MCAT?

This article will inform you of what you can expect to see when taking the MCAT. Once you have a handle on that, you can learn about some helpful preparation resources for the test.

Best MCAT Prep Course

12. Best MCAT Prep Course

Your upcoming MCAT exam is likely stressing you, and you need to know where you should go for the best course to prepare yourself. Use this guide to find out who offers the best prep course options.

MCAT Tips

13. MCAT Tips

Almost all medical schools in the United States require that applicants take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), making this exam a critical step on the road to becoming a medical doctor. Read on to learn about the MCAT and our top tips to help you ace this important test.

Best Way to Study for the MCAT

14. Best Way to Study for the MCAT

Because MCAT exam scores are an essential component of medical school applications, proper MCAT preparation is critical for aspiring doctors. Read on to learn how to prepare for this important step toward a career in medicine.

How Much Does the MCAT Cost?

15. How Much Does the MCAT Cost?

Applying for medical school can be overwhelming and expensive, but knowing costs up front can help you save money and be prepared. Read on to learn about the fees associated with taking the MCAT, and get registration tips and study advice.

How Long Should I Study for the MCAT?

16. How Long Should I Study for the MCAT?

Preparation for the MCAT might seem like an overwhelming job, but there are many resources available to help you along the way. Read on to learn where to find them and discover how long you should expect to study. You can also get a breakdown of the subject matter you'll be tested on.

How to Ace the MCAT

17. How to Ace the MCAT

If you're planning on going to medical school, you will want to perform well on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Read on to learn about the best prep strategies to help you ace this exam.

MCAT Score Percentiles

18. MCAT Score Percentiles

What are the score percentiles for the MCAT and how do they relate to your total score? You can check out this article to find out and to learn how to get the percentile rank you need.

MCAT Score Release Schedule

19. MCAT Score Release Schedule

After taking the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), it may take a little over a month before you see your results. Use the chart below to determine when your scores will be released and how to interpret the results.

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