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.

Learn from the best with this free MCAT resource, updated with new articles regularly. If you need to know about a specific MCAT subject, changes being made to the MCAT exam, and general information about the MCAT, our blog is the perfect place for you.

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Early Bird or Night Owl? Finding Your Best Time to Study

Are you a night owl or an early bird? Discover the perfect time to tackle the MCAT study grind for maximum brain power.

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MCAT Test Day Survival Guide

ID checks? Fingerprint scans? Highly-regulated personal item rules? This isn't a TSA security line—it's your MCAT test day! Find out what to expect and tips on how to make your exam day run as smoothly as possible.

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Make Your Last Week Before the MCAT Count

Your MCAT test date is about seven days away. While you might not be able to increase your MCAT score in 1 week, there’s still a lot you can do in the final stretch. After months of grueling work, sacrificing time with friends, hitting pause on streaming anything, and questioning your life choices,

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How to Register for the MCAT

It's always a mad dash to register for the MCAT because popular dates and test centers fill up quickly. To help take some of that stress off, we explain what you'll need to register for the test.

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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

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What NOT to Do If You’re Retaking the MCAT

What NOT to Do If You’re Retaking the MCAT If you’ve found your way to this article, you’re probably currently living the Groundhog Day-esque experience of Medical College Admission Test Prep 2: Electric Boogaloo. Whether you voided your MCAT score out of panic the first time, scored lower than your target score, or are just

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When to Take the MCAT

When to Take the MCAT It can seem daunting to decide when to take the MCAT and what MCAT date to choose. 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 one

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