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MCAT FAQs

How can I learn more about the content covered on the MCAT?

The “What’s on the MCAT Exam” section of the AAMC web site provides compre

hensive information about the scientific concepts covered in each section of the MCAT, how the scientific disciplines are integrated in each section, and the critical thinking and problem solving skills being evaluated.

What resources are available from the AAMC to prepare for the MCAT?

The AAMC has partnered with the Khan Academy to provide videos and practice questions that address topics and skills covered in each of the four sections of the MCAT.  The “Prepare for the MCAT Exam” page provides information on other MCAT resources available from the AAMC.

Where can I find out more information about the MCAT test dates, registration process, MCAT score reports, and test day procedures?

The best place to start learning about the MCAT is by reviewing the MCAT Essentials at the MCAT Taking the Exam page

How many times can I take the MCAT?

By the rules of the AAMC, the MCAT can be taken no more than three times in a MCAT testing period, and only up to a total of four times in a two consecutive year period.  The MCAT exam can be taken up to seven times in a lifetime.