With exception of a few special programs (Pre-Professional Scholars Program and the WUSTL Linkage Program), all applicants are required to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Applicants may submit an AMCAS application and secondary application without an MCAT score, but an application will not be considered complete and ready for review until an MCAT score has posted.
The September 9, 2017 MCAT testing date will be the latest exam date accepted (see the MCAT exam schedule) for the 2017-2018 application year. We will not accept MCAT scores from administration dates after the September 19, 2017 administration for the 2017-2018 application year. The oldest MCAT year that will be accepted for the 2017-2018 application cycle is 2014.
Please visit AAMC's MCAT site for additional information regarding the changes, new course requirements, preview guides, and how to best prepare for the test.
For the 2017-2018 application cycle, we will be accepting the old and new version of the MCAT.
What are your MCAT averages/ranges?
a. Our average MCAT for the entering class of 2016 was 96%, with a range of 62% to 100%.
How do you feel about applicants who have taken the MCAT multiple times?
a. It is not uncommon for successful applicants to our school to have taken the MCAT more than once. However, barring any unique situations, more than two or three attempts at the MCAT are generally viewed less favorably by our admissions committee.
How do you look at MCAT scores if I have taken the test more than once?
a. While we do look at the scores of any previous attempts, we generally consider the most recent score in the evaluation of the application.
What is the latest MCAT score considered for this year?
a. MCAT scores are valid for three years prior to matriculation year. 2014 is the last year considered for applicants applying in 2017 for matriculation in 2018.
When should I take the MCAT?
a. When you feel most prepared. All students learn differently and therefore, we encourage students to prepare for the MCAT in the way that suits them best. Some students prefer self-study while others take prep courses. We endorse only the method that works best for you.
Will you accept the January 2018 MCAT for the 2017-2018 application year?
a. No. That testing date is simply too late in our admissions process.
What if I've already taken the MCAT and applied, and then decide to take the January 2018 MCAT? Will you consider those scores?
a. No, not for the 2017-2018 application cycle.
Will you be accepting both versions of the MCAT?
a. Yes. For the 2017-2018 application cycle, we will be accepting the old and new versions of the MCAT.