Prepare to excel on your Medical College Admission Test (MCAT®) exam with our suite of four test preparation courses – and the only UBC MCAT test prep courses offered in Vancouver.
Each course covers a different section of the exam, so you can choose the areas you need to focus on. The in-class experience and our seasoned instructors provide you immediate feedback on your learning, and plenty of opportunities for questions and discussion.
Each course offers:
- practice using real MCAT questions and exams
- proven techniques to learning and understanding materials, including custom workbooks and flash cards
- quality, curated materials, including official AAMC guides, plus vetted online resources.
- MCAT® Test Preparation - Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems (LC990)
- MCAT® Test Preparation - Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior (LC991)
- MCAT® Test Preparation - Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems (LC992)
- MCAT® Test Preparation - Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (LC993)
Check out our graduate testimonials, to hear what they have to say about our programs.
Tuition & Fees
The next set of MCAT dates are Spring 2020.
Regular Program Required Courses
1Winter2020Spring / Summer2020Fall2020
2Winter2020Spring / Summer2020Fall2020
MCAT Test Preparation - Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
Instructor - Todd Kamensek $550Winter2020Spring / Summer2020Fall2020
MCAT Test Preparation - Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
Instructor - James Kelleher $550Winter2020Spring / Summer2020Fall2020
Program curriculum may be subject to change.
Do students get any practice doing the full MCAT exam during the course?
The emphasis in the class is on face-to-face instruction. Students may try some practice quizzes during the class but not full-length practice exams. They will however be referred to the official, free, downloadable practice exams and encouraged to do these independently as a means to gauge their progress.
Is it acceptable for a student to miss the first class?
A student who misses the first class will have to catch up on the material covered through the workbook provided. If time allows, it would be preferable to register for a class where all sessions can be attended.
How much study time is recommended after completing the course?
It is recommended that the average student take three weeks to study before the exam and after the last class including trying multiple practice exams.
I’m not satisfied with my test score - can I repeat the course?
At the present time, there is no free course repeat policy. Discounts may be offered on a case-by-case basis.
How often can I take the MCAT exam?
- In 2015, the AAMC implemented testing limits on how many times you can take the MCAT exam. Voids and no-shows count toward your lifetime limits. Remember that you can only be registered for one seat at a time.
- Single testing year:
- The MCAT exam can be taken up to three times.
- Two consecutive-year period:
- The MCAT exam can be taken up to four times.
- The MCAT exam can be taken up to seven times in a lifetime.
How long are MCAT scores valid?
- If I took the MCAT exam prior to April 2015, how long can I submit my scores?
- The AAMC will continue to report MCAT test scores from the 1991 version through the 2019 AMCAS application cycle. However, whether medical schools will continue to accept these scores through the 2019 AMCAS application cycle will depend on the individual medical school.
- The AAMC conducted a survey about medical schools' policies for accepting scores from the prior version of the MCAT exam (administered from 1991 through January 2015). See the survey results:
- Medical school policies for accepting scores from the current and the new MCAT® exams
When do candidates get their score?
- Scores are released approximately 30-35 days after each test day. Please see the U.S. Testing Calendar, Scheduling Deadlines, and Score Release Dates for the release dates for each exam. Scores are released by 5 p.m. ET on release days.
- AAMC scales and equates each exam after each test day. This takes 30 to 35 days. The scaling and equating process is done to account for small differences in the difficulty of test questions when we convert the number of questions you answer correctly to the MCAT score scale. This time also allows students to submit any concerns they have about exam questions or testing conditions. The AAMC then reviews and investigates each concern. So, due to this careful analysis and review of feedback from each exam date, we aren’t able to provide a score immediately after you complete your exam.
Where can I take the MCAT exam in Vancouver?
Ashton Testing Services