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Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)

The Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess the examinee's problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of natural, behavioral, and social science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.  Medical colleges consider MCAT exam scores as part of their admission process.

Scores are reported in four sections:

  • Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
  • Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
  • Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills 

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. 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, and veterinary medicine.

The MCAT is computer-based test and is offered on a limited number of dates and times during the year. Candidates are urged to register early as seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis.  

Upcoming Test Dates at Coastal Carolina University

April 17, 2015
April 18, 2015

May 22, 2015

June 19, 2015
June 20, 2015

July 17, 2015
July 18, 2015

August 5, 2015
August 6, 2015

August 21, 2015
August 22, 2015

September 3, 2015

September 11, 2015
September 12, 2015

For more information and to register to take the test, please refer to http://www.aamc.org/students/mcat/start.htm.