Blueprint MCAT Blog: MCAT Retake

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When MCAT Prep Isn’t Working
Almost everyone who took the MCAT has been there. You’re practicing passage upon passage for CARS and regularly taking FL exams, but you can’t get that score up. Every Chem/Phys section on every FL exam seems to have those select few topics you didn’t review hard enough and forgot a formula for. How do you READ MORE
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To 515 and Beyond! Why an MCAT Score is More Than Just a Number
Five hundred twenty-eight. Compared to seeing the numerals “528,” the written words have a much different vibe for me now. There I was, shooting for 100%s on exams through college, then suddenly people are telling me I “need a 528,” but “don’t worry 515 is great,” or “honestly anything over 510 is solid!” Excuse me, READ MORE
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How Many Times Can You Take The MCAT?
For many pre-med students, the MCAT isn’t a “one and done” deal. Maybe you didn’t receive the MCAT score you were hoping for, or perhaps you simply felt like your nerves got the best of you on test day—in either circumstance, you are not alone! Rest assured, it is possible (and not uncommon) to take READ MORE
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What to Bring to the MCAT
You’ve done it. You’ve studied, prepared, reviewed, and now you’re ready to get that goal score on MCAT test day. While the process of getting here has probably been pretty stressful, you’ll want to make sure that test day is as easy as possible. To ensure test day is smooth sailing, there are some things READ MORE
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Retaking the MCAT – July 2020
It's that time again. We're nearly done with the 2020 MCAT testing cycle and with so many scores back, students are wondering if they should retake the MCAT. Phil Hawkins explains who should retake and how to do it correctly. READ MORE
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Should You Retake the MCAT?
Sometimes things don't work out the first time around. The MCAT will permit you to take the test again – up to three times a year or seven times in a lifetime. If you have to retake the test, you're not alone. According to data released by the AAMC, thousands of students retake the test every year. Unfortunately, if you don't prepare thoroughly for the second try, you risk getting a score that's the same or lower than your... READ MORE
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5 Basic Tips for Retaking the MCAT
Wondering whether or not you should retake the MCAT? There are several reasons why students might consider retaking the MCAT. For example, you didn’t reach a competitive enough score for your list of target medical schools. Or perhaps an unexpected life event occurred preventing you from being able to fully prepare for the exam. Whatever READ MORE
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Stuck in an MCAT Score Plateau?
I’m stuck! One of the most frustrating things that MCAT students face is the moment when they hit an MCAT score plateau. You work and work and WORK and just can’t seem to break out of a particular MCAT score region. It doesn’t matter how great your MCAT prep course is, sometimes this just happens. READ MORE