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 2016 Entering ULSOM Class averages for the Pre-2015 MCAT are an average of a 9.75 in each test area. The 2015 MCAT average total score is a 507. 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.

*Although the 2015 exam is preferred, ULSOM will accept MCAT exams taken in 2014 for 2017 admission consideration.


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