When can I take the test?
The GRE takes advantage of Prometric testing centers, which are used to administer a variety of tests and
have hundreds of locations spread throughout the United States. Registration takes place online and test
dates are available almost every day throughout the year. A maximum of five tests are permitted per year per
applicant. Applicants can retake the GRE no fewer than 21 days after their last test date.
What is the MCAT?
The MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test) is a standardized test that is required for admissions to most
allopathic and osteopathic medical schools in both the United States and Canada. The MCAT is a
multiple-choice, computer-based exam that takes 7 hours and 30 minutes to complete with short breaks
When should I take the MCAT?
The MCAT is a content-based exam, so the best time to take it is after you have completed all of your
pre-medical prerequisites. This means taking the test after you have completed Introductory Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, and Physics. While Psychology and Sociology are not typically
required as a part of the pre-medical coursework, it is best to take the exam after you have finished these
courses as well. For most students, this means taking the exam after their Junior or Senior years, but the
true best time to take it is when you are fully confident with all of the content tested!
What is on the MCAT?
The MCAT is divided into four different content sections:
When and where is the MCAT administered?
- Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
- This section tests your understanding of Biology and Biochemistry
- Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
- This section tests your understanding of Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Algebra
- Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
- This section tests your understanding of Psychology and Sociology
- Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
- This section tests your ability to read and answer questions on a variety of passages
The MCAT is offered many times throughout the year in the months of January, March, April, May, June, July,
August, and September. There are multiple test dates in each of these months. The test is generally
administered in one of the hundreds of Prometric testing centers located throughout the United States. As
these tests are administered on specific dates, it is best to register well in advance for your test date.
You can always change the date if you don’t feel prepared.
How do I prepare for the MCAT?
This is where Foley Prep can step in to help! The MCAT exam generally requires 200-300 hours of dedicated
studying. While this may seem terrifying, the first step to conquering this exam is to set up a study plan
with Foley Prep. The Summer is a fantastic time to focus on this exam, as you want to have as much
uninterrupted study time as possible. Due to the breadth of the content on the exam, we can help you learn
the most high-yield topics and understand everything you need to get the score you desire!