MCAT Requirement

To be considered eligible for admission, your MCAT score must meet the minimum requirement for the applicant category in which you are applying.

Beginning in the 2020-2021 application cycle, minimum total MCAT score requirement is determined in relation to GPA as follows:

For Maritime applicants (residents of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI):

GPA

3.3

3.4

3.5

3.6

3.7

3.8

3.9

4.0

Total MCAT Score

499

498

497

496

495

494

493

492

Minimum MCAT category scores required are 123. That is, applicants with any category score less than 123 are not considered, regardless of total MCAT score.

Examples for Maritime applicants:

MCAT BBLS

MCAT CPBS

MCAT PSBB

MCAT CARS

TOTAL MCAT

GPA

Eligibility

118

126

130

123

497

3.5

INELIGIBLE – BBLS category score <123

125

123

123

124

497

3.3

INELIGIBLE – total minimum MCAT score required is 499, based on GPA

123

123

123

123

492

4.0

ELIGIBLE – minimum category score met, minimum total MCAT score 492 met, based on GPA

124

124

120

123

491

3.9

INELIGIBLE – category score < 123, minimum total MCAT score required is 493

124

124

123

123

494

3.8

ELIGIBLE – minimum category score met, minimum total MCAT score 494 met, based on GPA

For Non-Maritime applicants (residents of all other Canadian provinces and territories):

GPA

3.7

3.8

3.9

4.0

Total MCAT Score

503

502

501

500

Minimum MCAT category scores required are 123. That is, applicants with any category score less than 123 are not considered, regardless of total MCAT score.

Examples for Non-Maritime Applicants:

MCAT BBLS

MCAT CPBS

MCAT PSBB

MCAT CARS

TOTAL MCAT

GPA

Eligibility

128

130

120

126

504

3.7

INELIGIBLE – PSBB category score <123

125

126

125

124

500

3.8

INELIGIBLE – total minimum MCAT score required is 502, based on GPA

125

123

127

125

500

4.0

ELIGIBLE – minimum category score met, minimum total MCAT score met, based on GPA

128

127

122

123

500

3.9

INELIGIBLE – category score < 123, minimum total MCAT score required is 501

126

127

127

126

506

3.8

ELIGIBLE – minimum category score met, minimum total MCAT score met, based on GPA

MCAT scores are eligible for five years from the date written.  If, at the time of application, your scores are older than 5 years, you will be required to rewrite the MCAT.

For each application cycle, the last eligible MCAT test date is in the month of August.

For the 2020-2021 application cycle, the last eligible MCAT test date is August 8, 2020.

MCAT scores must be released from AAMC-MCAT to Dalhousie Medicine Admissions annually.  Applicants and re-applicants are responsible for authorizing AAMC-MCAT to release MCAT scores to Dalhousie Medicine each year.  Dalhousie Medicine cannot access your MCAT scores without the applicant's notification of release to the AAMC.  MCAT scores from previous application cycles will not be automatically applied in furture applicatin cycles.

For the 2020-2021 application cycle, MCAT scores must be released to Dalhousie by September 11, 2020.

Find out our MCAT testing date deadlines

Section 1 of the application asks you to indicate which set of MCAT scores you want used for assessment.  Scores must all be from the same test date.

MCAT Fee Assistance Program for Canadians. Application opens September to January. Applicants who qualify will receive reduced scheduling, reshceduling, and cancellation rates.  For more information, please visit https://afmc.ca/learners/mcat-fee-assistance-program.

For the most up to date information for MCAT, including preparation,  practice tests and test registration please visit the Medical College Admission Test website.

Changes to admission requirements

Admissions requirements are reviewed annually and the admissions requirements from previous years may not apply. Please monitor our website for up-to-date information.