still able to take MCAT on paper???

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I wanted to know if anyone else has the same problem as me, when I concentrate hard on reading something on the computer I start to get a headache and the words start getting blurry. I wanted to know if there was a way to still ask for permission to take the test on paper??
 

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havent done much research, but im fairly certian u could have to have more of a reason than the computer gives you headaches. Maybe if it gives you siezures they would consider and exception...
 

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im sure they make exceptions...i would def get a doctor on my side before pursuing anything
 

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hmm, what if we just prefer taking the paper one? I hate this computer-based crap... I'd rather write on the questions themselves, cross out the wrong answers, etc...

I'm trying to look for anything that talks about the requirements/options, but I can't find anything...:rolleyes:
 

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I wanted to know if anyone else has the same problem as me, when I concentrate hard on reading something on the computer I start to get a headache and the words start getting blurry. I wanted to know if there was a way to still ask for permission to take the test on paper??
to my knowledge they don't administer paper exams for the MCAT. I dont even think GREs which are all computerized allows paper exams. Does anybody know anything about this?
 

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to my knowledge they don't administer paper exams for the MCAT. I dont even think GREs which are all computerized allows paper exams. Does anybody know anything about this?

At the transitional FAQS on their website, they're saying:

Will the paper format of the MCAT be available in 2007?
No. With full implementation of the computerized MCAT in 2007, paper MCAT administrations will be discontinued.
http://www.aamc.org/students/mcat/transitionfaq.htm#7

Although it does seem like a straight forward response from them, I can't help but wonder what they have as backup options for potential test takers with major disabilities pertaining to the computerized version.
 

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What kind of major disabilities can you have that would not allow you to take a test on computer? ANd would this major disability even allow you to function as a competent physician, if you could not use computers? I am asking because I am curious, I just want to know, so don't flame me please...
 

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What kind of major disabilities can you have that would not allow you to take a test on computer? ANd would this major disability even allow you to function as a competent physician, if you could not use computers? I am asking because I am curious, I just want to know, so don't flame me please...

I know it sucks taking the MCAT on the computer. There are many advantages though, like shorter test time, going at your own pace etc. I agree with Hippocrates, How can you not be comfortable in front of the computer? I mean, most of us taking the MCAT are in our 20's, we have worked with them our whole lives! I have not taken the CBT MCAT, but I have taken the GRE on the computer, and it was about 3 hours. I actually enjoyed working at my own pace, and it was not as bad as I thought with the passages. The writing section was definatly better. Anyways, It all depends on the amount of scrolling involved in the questions and passage. I think that eventually, after the shock of change has worn off, people will enjoy taking the MCAT on the computer. Trust me, I HATE change. I am one of those people that likes to be set in my ways. So if I can accept it, anyone can.
 
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