Recommended MCAT Prep Time
The LAS Difference
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.
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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