BLUEPRINT MCAT BLOG

At Blueprint, we believe in educating first. Our MCAT blog was created to reflect this value. Our articles are written by the same MCAT experts who write our MCAT books, MCAT practice exams, and our MCAT course materials. We also partner with guest contributors regularly, both professionals and industry experts, to make sure that you are getting information that is not only relevant, but accurate.

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How Long Do I Need to Prep for the MCAT (for Real)?

How Long Do I Need to Study for the MCAT? The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) states that the average MCAT student studies for 20 hours per week for three months, summing up to 240 hours of studying. Average MCAT Scores Do you know what is the average MCAT score? The average student scores

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When to Take the MCAT

When to Take the MCAT With 30 MCAT test dates in 2023 alone, it can seem daunting deciding when to take the MCAT. Is there a month you need to sign up by? Does taking a gap year affect when you should take your MCAT? How do retakes factor into the schedule?  Unfortunately, there’s no

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What Is the Average MCAT Score?

So you’re preparing to take the MCAT. Great! But when it comes to preparing for med school you might have a lot of questions regarding the MCAT exam, like when to take the MCAT, whether you can submit your application before receiving your score, what’s the difference between the MCAT and LSAT, etc.  One question

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Intro to the MCAT – September 2020

New semester, who dis? While 2020’s testing cycle might be winding to a close, those 2021 January dates are just around the corner. Join Blueprint’s resident MCAT expert, Phil Hawkins, for an in-depth look at the dreaded MCAT, what you can expect to encounter, and some best practices on how to prep for it. Whether

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Intro to the MCAT – January 2020

Are you thinking about attending Medical School? If so, you’re gonna watch this. One of Next Step Test Prep’s top instructors, Phil Hawkins, will be discussing the basics of the Medical College Admissions Test, what it covers, how it is scored, how it weighed in your medical school applications, and even cover a few sample

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