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6 Point Score Increase In the Last Week Before the MCAT

Imagine this. It's the last week before the MCAT and your biggest MCAT prep fear has come true...

You just took a practice exam and you're not scoring ANYWHERE near the score you need to get into the med-school you're aiming for!

What do you do!? This is definitely a scenario that calls for a lot of anxiety and panic.

Well, that's exactly the situation Rachel found herself in...

And in this article, you're going to learn exactly how she managed to take her score from "disappointing" to hitting her target score in less than a week! 

With her MCAT prep insights and strategies, we hope you can replicate her results for yourself and increase your MCAT score significantly in just a week, regardless of how far you are from your MCAT test date!

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A Non-Traditional Applicant’s 514 (91st Percentile) MCAT Success Story

Throughout our ongoing 90+ percentile MCAT scorer research and interviews over the years, we've come across several non-traditional MCAT test takers. 

We find their MCAT success stories especially inspiring because they're often struggling with additional pressures and challenges that the average MCAT scorer doesn't face.

Recently, we interviewed Valentina Viertel...

A graduate student and a stay at home mom who was pregnant for almost her entire journey as she was studying for the MCAT!

In fact, she was 24 weeks pregnant when she took the MCAT!

Not only that, but it had been 5 years since Valentina graduated college and almost 10 years since she took some of the pre-reqs!

The most amazing part? 

Even with all of these additional barriers...

Valentina managed to increase her MCAT score by 19 points and achieve a 514 (91st percentile) MCAT score.

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How He Achieved An 89th Percentile MCAT Score In 8 Weeks

Be honest…

Before you began studying for the MCAT, you thought it wasn’t going to be so bad…

You figured you’d have a good shot at getting a 510+ or a 515+ MCAT score if you just spent enough time memorizing the content…

But then you got your first practice exam score back and…

Ouch! Reality hits you in the face like a ton of MCAT prep books!

That’s what happened to Peter Kim, our featured top scorer in today's MCAT Master Interview.

Peter's goal MCAT score was a 515, but when he was 75% of the way into his MCAT prep, he did a practice test and scored a 499. 

Extremely discouraged, Peter knew something had to change. 

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How She Increased Her MCAT Score By 12 Points (From 505 to 517)

Hey Future Doctor, 

We have a question for you...

What's better than getting a jolt of inspiration from the success of someone who was once where you are now (struggling with the MCAT), and is now where you hope to be soon (with an amazing MCAT score and med-schools knocking at your door)?

Answer: Finding out exactly what steps they took to get there so you can do the same!

In this post, you're going to get both: the inspiration + the steps 😉

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How Jennifer Increased Her MCAT Score By 10 Points In Less Than 30 Days

How Jennifer Increased Her MCAT Score By 10 Points In Less Than 30 Days

Imagine this...

You take your baseline test at the beginning of your MCAT prep, and you score a 500! Not bad right?

In fact, you're kind of pumped because you have 4.5 months before you write your MCAT! That's a lot of time to improve your score by 10 or more points! Especially since you're investing in a big-name MCAT prep company to help you study...

So you take the exam 4.5 months later, you get your score and you can't believe your eyes when you see that you scored a 501...

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How Dan’s MCAT Score Went From 506 To 520 In Less than 30 Days!

Hey future doctor!

In this post we have two special treats for you...

First, you're not only going to learn exactly how Dan scored a 520 on the MCAT, but also how he got there when he was just scoring a 506 one month before the exam date!

That's right - Dan increased his MCAT score by 14 points in less than 30 days, and in today's feature MCAT success story, you're going to find out how.

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MCAT Retake Success: How She Retook The MCAT and Scored 510

Hey Future Doctor,

If you're retaking the MCAT, this post was written for you. In fact, even if you aren't retaking the MCAT and this is your first time writing, you're going to get some great insights from a real 510 scorer!

Let's begin...

Some students feel like retaking the MCAT is harder than taking it the first time because the pressure to succeed becomes greater...

However we'd argue it's easier.

If you can get beyond the disappointment and the negative emotions, and take the time to reflect, you can learn a lot about yourself from the 'first-time' experience.

The insights you get from reflection, can lead to a much more strategic MCAT prep study plan to make sure you dominate your next MCAT exam. 

In this article, we'd like to introduce you to someone who retook the MCAT and scored a 510 the second time around...

Her name is Oleksandra Kaskun and here's her inspiring MCAT success story...

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From 489 To 509: How Miriam Improved Her MCAT Score By 20 Points

Have you ever wondered how some students increase their MCAT score in such huge jumps?

We're talking 20 point score increases! We're talking 20 point score increases WHILE managing full course loads and a job!

Well in today's case study, you're about to hear from someone who did just that... 

We'd like to introduce you to Miriam Alghothani, a 509 scorer:

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Her Motivational MCAT Success Story: From 499 To 511 In 3 Weeks?!

It's easy to get overwhelmed when studying for the MCAT. In fact, overwhelm can be one of your biggest hurdles on this journey...

Especially when there is so much to learn and remember. Especially if you keep getting lower scores than you want on your practice exams. 

In this MCAT success story, you'll hear how a fellow MCAT Mastery Community member dealt with and overcame many of these challenges.

At the end of it all, she achieved an impressive, balanced MCAT score that is sure to open doors to some of her top picks in med-school... 

We'd like to introduce you to Jenny Paul, a 511 scorer:

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How Kayla Scored 131 In Psych/Soc on the MCAT (MCAT Case Study)

This top scorer MCAT case study is jam packed with a lot of valuable information, so we highly suggest you read it all the way through to the end.

You'll very likely pick up on one or two golden nuggets of information that will help you in your MCAT prep.

With that said, in this article we'd like to introduce you to Kayla S., a 511 scorer...

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How Troy Increased His MCAT Score By 13 Points In 3 Weeks

How He Increased His MCAT Score From 499 To 512 In 3 Weeks

Hey Future Doctor!

In today's feature MCAT success story, you're going to get the MCAT prep insights of someone who skyrocketed his MCAT score in less than a month!

If you've taken a practice exam or even began contemplating MCAT prep, we're certain by now you've realized the MCAT is not like any other exam that you're used to...

It needs to be approached with a plan and with strategy.

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How Morgan Improved Her MCAT Score From 498 To 511 In 10 Weeks

How She Improved Her MCAT Score From 498 To 511 While Working Full Time

We've come across a lot of MCAT test takers who struggle to know for sure if they can achieve a competitive MCAT score while maintaining a part time or full time job during their MCAT prep...

Some people quit their jobs and don't want to risk it. Others don't have a choice and have to keep their jobs. 

In this MCAT success case study article, you'll hear from a top scorer who not only worked for an average of 30 hours a week during her MCAT prep, but also managed to increase her MCAT score by 12 points...

All in the same amount of prep time that it generally takes the average student studying full time for the MCAT!

With that, we'd like to introduce you to Morgan Saiko, a 511 scorer...

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CARS Success Story: How She Scored 131 On CARS (511 Overall MCAT)

As we continue to research and interview 90+ percentile MCAT scorers, in order to bring you the best and the most proven MCAT prep strategies in the world, here's one of the biggest insights we've had...

When 510+ scorers first take the MCAT and get a disappointing score, there are two main benefits that they usually gain from it...

Perspective and motivation.

This MCAT success story will show you how a 510+ scorer we interviewed, leveraged those two benefits to transform her MCAT prep mindset and strategy, to gain a 12 point score increase in just 6 weeks. 

In this article, we'd like to introduce you to Taylor Evangelisti, a 511 scorer:

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MCAT Retake Success Story: How She Scored Over 510 The Second Time

One of the most common, most painful experiences for MCAT test-takers everywhere is taking the MCAT and receiving a disappointing MCAT score...

Knowing you'll have re-test.

It can be discouraging and we hope this MCAT success story inspires you.

We want this to be the last time you ever write the MCAT.

We hope these MCAT success stories give you the confidence you need to know that you CAN get a significant increase in your MCAT score that makes you competitive for med-school.

We also hope you use these case studies to not only use the top scorer tips recommended, but also to learn from their mistakes so you don't make similar ones.

With that said, in this article, we'd like to introduce you to Suman Ali, a top scorer at MCAT Mastery.


When Suman first wrote the MCAT, she scored a 503:

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How To Increase Your Psych/Soc (P/S) Score on the MCAT

In this article, you’ll learn P/S strategies and tips from 130+ P/S Scorers and how they increased their Psych/Soc score on the MCAT incredibly fast!

Most students know the importance of achieving a balanced MCAT score. You don’t want there to be one ‘problem’ section that sticks out.

If Psych/Soc is a problem section for you, you’re in the right place…

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