MCAT Operative & Composite Scores
How is the operative MCAT® score calculated?
  • The highest MCAT® score from a single sitting will be used to calculate the operative MCAT score. The operative MCAT score will be calculated by weighting of the sub-test scores as follows:

For MCAT®'s written between April 2012 and December 2012 there are two calculation options.

.3(VR) + .2(PS) + .3(BS) + .2(WS) = operative MCAT® score; OR if advantageous to the applicant
.375(VR) + .25(PS) + .375(BS) = operative MCAT® score

For MCAT®'s written between January 2013 and March 2015 the calculation will be:

.375(VR) + .25(PS) + .375(BS) = operative MCAT® score

For MCAT®'s written between April 2015 and September 12, 2015 there will be no operative score calculation (no weighting will be used).

What percent of the composite score is comprised of the MCAT®?

  • For selection of applicants for interview, the MCAT® operative score makes up 72.7% of the composite score.
  • For selection of applicants for offers, the MCAT® operative score makes up 40% of the composite score.