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Name: MCAT
Exam Full Name:: The Medical College Admission Test
Category: MCAT
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The Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess the examinee's problem solving, critical thinking, writing skills, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. Scores are reported in Physical Sciences, Verbal Reasoning, Writing Sample, and Biological Sciences.

Almost all U.S. medical schools require applicants to submit MCAT exam scores. Many schools do not accept MCAT exam scores that are more than three years old.

Exam Level

National level exam

Registration Eligibility

You may sit for the MCAT® exam if you are preparing to apply to a health professions school. These include the following types of schools:

  • Allopathic
  • Osteopathic
  • Podiatric
  • Veterinary Medicine

Note: At the time of registration you will be required to accept a statement verifying your intention to apply to a heath professions school. If, however, you are not applying to a health professions school, or if you are a currently enrolled medical student, you may obtain "special permission" to register for the exam.

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