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 2015 would be valid up to the application deadline of October 1, 2020). The 2020/21 application cycle is the last cycle we will accept an MCAT VR score.
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 year (any test written in 2015 or later is valid for the application cycle ending October 1, 2020)
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