What if I have already written the MCAT?
McMaster will continue to accept the MCAT Verbal Reasoning (VR) score for five years (for example, a Verbal Reasoning score from any test taken in 2014 would be valid up to the application deadline of October 1, 2019). For those who attempt the MCAT more than once, the newest score will be used in all cases (for example, if you have a VR score from 2014 or earlier, but in 2015 you take the new MCAT, we will use the Critical Analysis and Reasoning score for the more recent test).
Is there an MCAT Score below which I would be ineligible to apply?
The cutoff point for the Verbal Reasoning is six (6) and for the Critical Analysis and Reasoning the cutoff point is 123. This choice of cutoff points based upon the markedly higher rate of profound difficulties experienced in undergraduate medical schools by those students with MCAT scores below these minimums.
Are MCAT preparatory courses recommended?
The Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine does not provide guidance to prospective applicants on how to best prepare for the MCAT.
What score will be used if I take the MCAT on multiple occasions?
The only score that will be considered will be the most recent score on the Verbal Reasoning or Critical Analysis and Reasoning section of the MCAT.
How many years will my MCAT score be considered valid?
The most recent score will be considered valid up to five years preceding the application deadline of that admissions cycle.
How will the MCAT score be weighted in the formulae for interview and offer of admission?
You can view our selection formulae here: The Selection Process