Percentile Ranks for the MCAT Exam

Percentile ranks show the percentages of test takers who received the same scores or lower scores on the exam than they did. They show how their scores compare to the scores of other examinees.
Every year on May 1, the percentile ranks are updated using data from one or more testing years. These annual updates will ensure that the percentile ranks reflect current and stable information about your students' scores. This means that changes in percentile ranks from one year to another reflect meaningful changes in the scores of examinees, rather than year-to-year fluctuations. Updating percentile ranks is consistent with industry practice.

These percentile ranks are based on the scores of everyone who tested in 2015 and 2016. Please note that these percentile ranks are very similar to the percentile ranks that were in use from May 2016 through April 2017.

The MCAT scores of 2018 applicants will be reported with these percentiles. Additionally, any students who submit NEW applications to AMCAS on or after May 1 for 2017 admission will have these percentiles. The scores of students who submit applications to non-AMCAS systems or who request score reports through the Score Reporting System (SRS) on or after May 1 will also have these percentiles.

These percentiles are associated with students’ scores in the Score Reporting System (SRS) and the Advisor Information Service (AIS) on May 1.  If students log into SRS on or after May 1, they will see these percentiles. If you log into AIS, you will also see them.

Current Percentile Ranks for the MCAT Exam

These percentile ranks are based on all exam results from 2015 and 2016 examinees.

Historical Percentile Ranks for the New Exam

Historical percentile ranks for exams administered beginning in April 2015.

Final Percentile Ranks for the Old MCAT Exam

Percentile ranks for exams  administered from January 2012 through September 2014. See the 2012 Writing Sample percentile rank table for final percentile ranks associated with the Writing Sample.

Historical Percentile Ranks for the Old MCAT exam (2000-2013)

See percentile ranks for MCAT total and section scores for tests administered 2000 to 2013.

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