ULSOM MCAT policy:

The ULSOM accepts the most recent score, and will not accept any MCAT scores older than two years old.

When to take the MCAT:

The MCAT should preferably be taken during the second semester of the applicant's junior year, or the summer term immediately thereafter.  In no case should it be postponed later than the fall of the year prior to the one in which the applicant intends to enter medical school.  The MCAT should not be attempted before the major basic science requirements are completed. MCAT information may be obtained from the applicant's premedical advisory personnel or by going online to the MCAT web site.

ULSOM MCAT Averages:

The 2017 Entering ULSOM Class average for the 2015 MCAT is a 507 total score. MCAT averages for previous years can be found on the ULSOM student profile page.

MCAT 2015:

The MCAT will change in format in 2015. The changes include an added emphasis on the social and behavioral sciences, scientific inquiry and reasoning skills, and introductory biochemistry. To learn more about the new exam, go to MCAT web site.

*ULSOM will no longer accept pre-2015 MCAT exam scores.


All applicants must take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), with the exception of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry students applying for the Advanced Education Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The Dental Admissions Test (DAT) will be considered in lieu of the MCAT for these applicants