Academic Programs

MCAT Prep Program

Will set you up for success by:

Enhancing critical-thinking skills and conceptual understanding of MCAT content through weekly problem-solving group sessions.

Summer 2024 Programming

The Learning Center will be offering FREE summer drop-in help sessions for students preparing for their MCAT exams. Sessions are led by trained peer mentors who have taken and scored highly on the MCAT.

Sessions will run from the week of June 10 through the week of August 5, with a break the week of July 1.

Each weekly session will focus on a different section of the test, but each will spend some time at the end on CARS.

If you’d like to submit a question or topic in advance of the session to make sure that it is covered, please use the Qualtrics forms listed below.

  • Bio/Biochem session:
    • Mondays, 3-5 PM on Microsoft Teams
    • Link to join
    • To ask a question or topic in advance, use this form.
  • Psych/Soc session:
    • Tuesday, 6-8 PM on Microsoft Teams
    • Link to join
    • To ask a question or topic in advance, use this form.
  • Chem/Phys:
    • Thursdays, 3-5 PM on Microsoft Teams
    • Link to join
    • To ask a question or topic in advance, use this form.

To check for scheduling changes or cancellations, please see our event calendar.


Academic Year Prep Programs

The Learning Center’s academic-year MCAT Prep Program utilizes a group problem-solving approach, based on existing models found in our programs (Peer-Led Team Learningacademic peer mentoring, and peer coaching), to enhance critical-thinking skills and reinforce understanding of MCAT concepts. Groups are facilitated by a leader who performed very well on the most recent version of the MCAT. Leaders include current WashU medical and undergraduate students. Groups meet for 11 weekly sessions, with breaks according to the academic calendar.

In Spring 2024, the program began January 20-21 and ended April 26-27, with a pause during Spring Break.

Check back soon for additional information on upcoming MCAT Prep offerings.

If you are interested in receiving updates regarding programming the Learning Center will be offering in Fall 2024, please fill out this Qualtrics form.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the program cost? What is included with registration in the program?

The program’s cost of $400 includes:

  • 11 weekly three-hour problem-solving group sessions
  • Access to group leaders during weekly office hours
  • Three AAMC MCAT Official Prep practice exams
  • AAMC Official MCAT Question Packs
  • AAMC MCAT Official Prep Section Bank
How can I pay the program fee?

Program fees can be billed to your student account or paid by check. Please indicate your preference on the registration form.

Who can participate in the program?

The MCAT prep program is open to current students and alumni of WashU.

What if I plan to take the MCAT prior to the completion of the program?

If your anticipated test date falls prior to the program completion date, please email to make arrangements.