The MCAT is offered on 25 different test dates. On three dates (one in June, one in August, and one in September) the test is offered in both a morning and afternoon slot. On every other date, it is offered either in the morning or afternoon.
There’s no single best time to take the MCAT. Every administration is a scaled exam – that means even if you get a harder version of the MCAT, your grade will be “curved up” and vice versa for an easier one. Thus every single MCAT test-taker is graded on an even playing field. It’s important to note you’re not being “curved” against the other people taking the test that day but rather your score will be “curved” based on the difficulty of the test itself.
To decide on an MCAT test date, you’ll want to consider two major factors – deadlines for the programs you’re applying to, and your own study schedule. It can take anywhere from two to five months to prepare thoroughly for the MCAT. The most important question to ask yourself is, “When can I devote time every day to MCAT prep?”
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