With exception of a few special programs (Pre-Professional Scholars Program and the WUSTL Post-bac 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 latest MCAT administration that will be accepted for the 2020-2021 application year will be September or October, 2020 depending on rescheduled MCAT test dates related to COVID-19 disruptions. The Office of Admissions does not accept MCAT scores more than 4 years old and the oldest MCAT score that will be accepted for the 2020-2021 application year is January, 2016.
We will not be accepting MCAT scores administered in January 2021 for the 2020-2021 application cycle.
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 entering class of 2019 our MCAT metrics were as follows:
n = 198
Average: 517 (95%)
Median: 518 (96%)
National Average for 2019 matriculants = 511
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.
While we do look at the scores of any previous attempts, we generally consider the most recent score in the evaluation of the application.
MCAT scores are valid for three years prior to matriculation year. January, 2016 is the last year considered for applicants applying in 2020 for matriculation in 2021.
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.
No. That testing date is simply too late in our admissions process.
No, not for the 2020-2021 application cycle.