January 9, 2014
- There are 4 different “windows” to take the exam, the Winter (late January), the Spring (March through May), the summer (June and July), and the Fall (August and September). The “ideal” time to take it, is when you feel fully prepared. It isn’t worth it to rush your MCAT if you don’t feel ready.
- There is no “easier” time. Some people tend to be morning people and some people prefer the afternoon. We recommend choosing a time you are most comfortable with.
- This is going to be especially important for students considering a test date that falls into the academic year. You might prefer a weekend test date so as to not miss classes.
- Remember that you have a life outside of the MCAT. Things can come up at different times of the year: vacation, weddings, finals, and graduation. We recommend picking a time that you are going to be able to focus properly on the exam.
- This is often something students forget about. You want to pick an exam location that is going to be convenient for you. Just like all things in medical school applications, early is always better. It is in your best interest to register for your MCAT exam date ASAP. This way you are committed to studying for the exam and you are going to take the test at your preferred location.