Recommended MCAT Prep Time

We recommend students prepare for at least # hours before taking the MCAT.

The LAS Difference

Students who use our MCAT test prep services can expect to see an average score increase of #.

MCAT Scoring

The scoring system for the MCAT can be a bit confusing, so we’ll break it down for you! Since the MCAT is a scaled test, it means that your raw score, (which is based on the number of questions you get right) is converted into a scaled score. Since there are different versions of the test and they each have varying degrees of difficulty, the process of scaling a score ensures that all tests are graded equally.

Each of the four MCAT sections are scored on a scale of 118–132. The MCAT scale is centered so that a 500 represents the average score. Your total MCAT score is the sum of your section scores and ranges from 472-528. The highest score you can receive on the MCAT is 528 and the average score for acceptance into medical school is between 510-511.

In addition to receiving an MCAT score, test takers will also receive a percentile rank, which will help them compare how they did on the MCAT to other test takers. It’s best for students to aim for a score of 509 or above, which puts students in the 80th percentile of MCAT scores.

MCAT Test Prep Options

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    The LAS MCAT Crash Course

    The MCAT Crash Course is a one-day online group workshop designed to provide an introduction to the MCAT exam. The Crash Course goes over MCAT content, study resources, and key skills and strategies to succeed. The unique virtual classroom not only creates a space for students across the nation to collaborate, but also integrates multiple learning strategies through verbal lecture, text messaging, practice questions, discussions, and a virtual “whiteboard” for a multifaceted learning experience. By the end of the Crash Course, students will understand how the MCAT is scored and obtain the necessary materials to create their own MCAT study plan with practice questions, content review, and score tracking. They may then continue to practice for the MCAT independently, fully equipped with the resources necessary for success. Optional one-on-one meetings with instructors can be scheduled to provide individual support if desired. The LAS MCAT Crash Course includes:

    • A one-day introduction to the MCAT
    • Content to expect on each subsection
    • Process and strategies
    • Practice problems with error analysis
    • Goal setting
    • Score tracking
    • Homework planning
    Next LAS Crash Courses

    February 28, 5:30-7:30 pm
    March 3, 12n-2pm
    (exam on 03/09/2020)

  • 02

    The LAS MCAT Hybrid Workshop

    The MCAT Hybrid Workshop is a ten-week, results-oriented course that combines group workshops with one-on-one instruction for a multifaceted approach to learning. Individual meetings with an instructor ensure that students get their personal questions answered and their unique learning needs addressed, while group workshops foster collaboration and peer-based learning. The MCAT Hybrid Workshop includes an official MCAT pre-test and post-test. Throughout the ten weeks, students learn new MCAT content, engage in group activities to memorize material, practice MCAT questions collaboratively and independently, and track their progress. All group and individual sessions integrate multiple learning strategies through video calls, virtual classrooms, verbal lectures, text messaging, practice questions, discussions, polls, and a virtual “whiteboard.” Both group and one-on-one sessions are conducted online so that students can practice the digital format they will use for the actual MCAT. The LAS MCAT Hybrid Workshop includes:

    • Initial meeting to determine best plan, set goals, and personalized study strategies
    • Pre and post-testing with ongoing progress tracking
    • Weekly targeted and summative practice questions
    • Practice problems with error analysis
    • Learning strategies through video calls, virtual classrooms, verbal lectures, text messaging, practice questions, discussions, polls, and a virtual “whiteboard.”
    • Integrated standardized test preparation with executive functioning support
    • Ongoing error analysis for a fully adaptive curriculum
    Next LAS MCAT Crash Course

    February 28, 5:30-7:30 pm
    March 3, 12n-2pm
    (exam on 03/09/2020)

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    One-to-One Meetings

    Many students prefer to prepare for the MCAT individually with a personal test-prep coach. At Loren Academic Services, our instructors understand that each student has unique strengths, challenges, and learning needs. Through One-to-One Meetings, our test-prep coach is able to design a curriculum that ensures the student learns in a manner most effective for them. LAS test prep is always results-oriented, so MCAT students begin with a pretest, complete targeted and summative practice question blocks, and take post-tests to ensure they have made progress toward their MCAT score goal. Our instructor will design a personalized curriculum for each student that includes:

    • Initial meeting to determine best plan, set goals, and personalized study strategies
    • Pre and post-testing with ongoing progress tracking
    • Weekly targeted and summative practice questions
    • Integrated standardized test preparation with executive functioning support
    • Ongoing error analysis for a fully adaptive curriculum
    • Key strategies for decision-making and problem solving on the MCAT

    Interested in One-to-One Meetings?
    Our team of trained instructors are eager to work with you! Fill out our quick form below for individualized MCAT support.

Our team of trained instructors are eager to work with you! Fill out our quick form below for individualized MCAT support.

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Future MCAT Test Dates

Due to Covid, MCAT test dates for 2021 have yet to be announced. We will update this page with the 2021 test dates when they are made available to the public.

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