Medical School Admissions: MCAT Tips
- As of 2007, the MCAT is only offered on computer.
- The test includes four sections
- The test is a little over 5 hours long including breaks. Total content time is approximately 4.5 hours.
- The test is self-paced (ie., you choose when to take a break) but each section has a time limit.
- You are able to review a change answers within a section until you reach the time limit for that particular section. Unfortunately, once you have completed a section, you cannot go back and change answers.
- The Writing Sample section is typed and you can edit, cut, paste, and copy just like in a Word document. However, spell check is not available.
- Scores will be available in 30 days or less after exam completion. Scores are sent directly to AMCAS. Be sure to select sending them to your pre-med advisor as well (it’s free).
- The PS, VR, and BS sections are scored on a scale of 15 (15 being the highest score possible). The writing section is score by letters J to T. You will see scores reported as: PS 15 WS T VR 15 BS 15 or 45T.