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When to start studying for MCAT?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by Othala, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. Othala


    Sep 29, 2014
    One of the doctors I work with said I should start studying now, but I'm still almost a year and a half away from taking it.

    When did you start prepping?
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  3. itsthat1guy

    itsthat1guy Not that other guy 2+ Year Member

    Oct 24, 2012
    Start studying 3-4 months out, 18 months is an absurdly long time and totally unecessary
  4. Othala


    Sep 29, 2014
    Thank you. I'm all for early prep, but like you said, that's an absurdly long time. 4 months sounds like ample time to prepare.

    I figured I'd ask though, since he took the MCAT already and I haven't. Maybe he was just trying to scare me. :p
  5. NextStepTutor_1

    NextStepTutor_1 Next Step Test Prep Tutor Exhibitor 2+ Year Member

    Apr 29, 2014
    SDN Exhibitor
    18 months is insane. MCAT studying is suppose to be a mini-marathon, not a lifetime. As @itsthat1guy said, 4 months will be adequate. 2.5-3 if you have nothing else on your plate, and maybe 5 if you'll be busy.

    Good luck!
  6. valkener

    valkener 5+ Year Member

    May 17, 2010
    Most students study 3-4 months but some study much longer or much less, all depending on their knowledge and readiness. If you are taking classes then that is what you should focus on now.
  7. brood910

    brood910 2+ Year Member

    Jul 21, 2011
    Depends on you.
    My friend needed only 2 weeks to get 40 while I needed 4 months to just get above 30.

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