MCAT Estimator Spreadsheet (w/ Poll: How accurate was it for you?)
EDIT: New version uploaded with fixes to some issues below. This one should also give more accurate score reporting as I have recalibrated the algorithm slightly as it appears MCAT scores were being estimated too high (2 "4+ too high" scorers' scores were taken into account to make the changes -- the changes will fix those 4+s to about a 1-2 points higher than expected, which is about the target range -- within 1-2 points of correct).
This was previously a part of the now defunct Med School Spreadsheet. Since everything in this spreadsheet is (c) 2010 Yours Truly (apumic), I have decided to re-release the MCAT Estimator as its own, "stand-alone application." It is meant simply as a tool to help you estimate where your MCAT score might fall based upon prior academic and test taking performance. The data used include several studies correlating GPA and performance on various exams to performance on the MCAT. In addition, studies examining MCAT examinees as a population with other relevant populations were used.
This is meant as a general estimate and should not be taken too seriously. It may be useful in helping to determine whether or not retaking is likely to increase your score as well as when you are ready to take based upon how your scores on recent practice tests line up with what one would expect you could attain based upon previous performance.
Also, I would like to poll people to see how close their MCAT scores were to those predicted by this tool, so please vote. It should be interesting to see!
Originally Posted by BBender716 (paraphrased)
- You want 2 LORs from science faculty & 1 from a non-science prof & a supervisor.
- Almost a solid MCAT score, but unbalanced--retake it.
- Your stats are below average, so apply early & broadly, but effectively, and retake the MCAT or do an SMP.
- For the PS, cover Why MD? What skills/ECs will make you a successful physician? Proofread.
Last edited by apumic; 08-04-2010 at 01:03 AM.