January 9, 2014

Choosing an MCAT Test Date: Part 1

In past years we have written about the proper way of choosing an MCAT Test date.  The AAMC has released the 2014 MCAT test date schedule.  MCAT registration for the January through May 2014 test dates opened on October 16th 2014.  The exact time for the rest of the test dates is not known but the AAMC recommends following them on twitter @AAMC_MCAT for the announcement.

Choosing an MCAT test date comes with some uncertainty so we want to remind you of some of the things to consider…

Time of Year 

  • There are 4 different “windows” to take the
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October 18, 2012

When Should I Start Studying for the MCAT?

Recently, my friend Pat Boyle wrote up a post on Med School Pulse about choosing an MCAT test date.  Let’s take a look today at the other side of that question – now that I have an MCAT test date, when should I start studying?

To answer this question, let’s look backwards.  Visualize with me that day in late August when you get that white coat you deserve at your dream medical school’s White Coat Ceremony.  Now take it back a year.  The American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) – the application system for medical school – first accepts …

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Tests & Scores
July 2, 2012

Changing the MCAT Test Date

In my MCAT prep courses, I have been getting a common question from many of my students. “When is it appropriate to change your MCAT test date?”  Now there are many factors to consider in this decision and it is not something to take lightly, but first to get the facts straight from the AAMC policy on changing the MCAT test dates.

“Provided that space is available and you make the change prior to the Silver Zone registration deadline (2014-January 2015 Registration Deadline Schedule) associated with your initial test date, you may change your test …

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