At Ross Med, we use your MCAT score as one component of a holistic application review process. This means there is no minimum MCAT score required for admission to Ross Med—instead, we will balance your score along with your other qualifications in determining your candidacy.
When should I take the MCAT?
Did you know you can begin your application to Ross Med before you sit for the MCAT? We just need your official scores on file before we review your final application for admission.
Plus, with our flexible start dates in September, January, or May, you can start school when it’s convenient for you. This can offer you more time to study for exams and prepare for your next step.
Preparing for the MCAT
The MCAT isn’t designed to simply assess your ability to memorize facts—rather, it tests your understanding of key medical concepts and your ability to apply them to scenarios you’d encounter as a practicing physician.
If you had a solid grasp of your medical school prerequisites, you’re already on the right track for performing well on the MCAT. The rest of your MCAT preparation should include studying, consulting the test information and prep materials, and taking plenty of MCAT practice exams.
The MCAT exam consists of four sections: Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems; Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems; Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior; and Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills.
MCAT topics not only include natural sciences, but also psychology, sociology and—notably—biochemical sciences. In each section, reading comprehension and data interpretation will be critical in identifying the correct answer.
Each of the four sections of the MCAT are scored using a range of 118 to 132, with 125 being the median score. You’ll receive a score for each section as well as an overall score. The overall score is centered at 500, with a range from 472 to 528.
The four sections scored include:
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- Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
- Biological Sciences
- Physical Sciences
To learn more about the scoring of each section, read our blog post on the subject.
Ross Med requires MCAT scores to be submitted by all U.S. Citizens, nationals, and eligible U.S. permanent resident applicants prior to the interview With an average score of 494 for direct admits for the 2022-2023 academic year, there’s a place for all types of learners. We will weigh your score alongside your GPA and other components of your application. International applicants are not required to submit MCAT scores.
Contact our admissions team to get a better idea of your potential candidacy to Ross Med.
Research shows that the MCAT can be a reliable predictor of your potential success as a medical school student and as a physician. The exam tests your ability to translate fundamental medical school concepts into courses of action in real-world patient cases.
Ross Med looks at your MCAT performance closely as a part of your medical school application. At the same time, our evaluation for admission is conducted on an individual basis and uses a holistic approach. This means that Ross Med will consider your MCAT scores alongside many other factors, such as your GPA, interviews, volunteer experience, and letters of recommendation.
MCAT scores are just one of many factors that Ross Med looks at in determining your admission. There is no minimum score required for admission.
Every application to Ross Med is weighed on an individual basis, and your MCAT score will be weighed alongside many other factors, such as your GPA, interviews, volunteer experience, and letters of recommendation.
You can take the MCAT up to three times in a single testing year, and up to four times in a two consecutive-year period. You cannot take the test more than seven times total.