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I know this is a silly question, but does anyone know if you're allowed to wear a hat during the mcat? There's been a lot of talk about how you should dress appropriately for room conditions, but no talk about hats. It's kind of like my good luck charm
 

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Yeah, I'm planning on wearing my hat as well....I can't imagine it would be an issue, right? Seat spacing should be adequate, and it's not like I have the answers written somewhere on it, so hopefully it won't be an issue. We'll see...
 

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Last year, at my test center, the proctor made people take off their hats...it may be different at your test center.
 
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I don't see there being a problem if you turn the hat backwards, but if your proctors are hardasses, they'll make you take it off. So maybe you should comb your hair just in case. :)
 

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pyra said:
Last year, at my test center, the proctor made people take off their hats...it may be different at your test center.
I remember them doing that at the writing sample (the one we got paid for .... I don't know if you guys know about this) given thru ACT (the company that makes MCAT for AAMC. In any case take it with you.
 

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i've read people post that hats were not allowed when they took it before but the 2004 mcat essentialls doesn't say anything about hats
 

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i've had a number of professors who wouldnt let you wear a hat while taking a test. that really has nothing to do with this post but i'd already started typing and just cant stop....
 

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nope no hat sorry
 

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How about sweatshirt hoods?
 

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That's an interesting question. I don't recall anything about hats when I took the MCAT, or when I took practice tests. I know that professors like to see people's eyes during tests; but I'm not sure if the AAMC worries about it.

I bet you could look this up in that massive MCAT manual they hand out (or that can be found on the web).
 

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I unfortunately took the MCAT more than once before I got a good score. Every time I wore a hat. It depends on how anal the proctors are. I say wear it, and if it's a problem take it off. If you want something as a backup for the hat to keep your head warm or keep you hair out of your eyes put on a beanie. If they give you grief, tell them it's part of your religion or something.
 
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