Old To New MCAT Score Conversion & Percentiles

In this article, we'll discuss MCAT score and percentile changes from the old MCAT to the new MCAT and what that means for you.

You may have written the old MCAT and are now planning to write the new one. In that case, you need to know where you stood before in comparison to now. Here we have some tables to enable you to convert your old MCAT scores to new ones, including the appropriate MCAT percentiles for those scores so you can know your true standing. 

The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) was introduced in 1928. The test has since evolved into the most recent MCAT which was released in 2015. The scoring system changed. The sections changed. The length changed. 

Overall, it got harder and more competitive! But don't worry, we've got you covered. After you're done this article and have made note of your new MCAT score conversion, we'll guide you to further steps you can take to get started.

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Old MCAT Score to New MCAT Score Conversion

Old MCAT Score

New MCAT Score

MCAT Percentiles

45

528

>99

44

527

>99

43

527

>99

42

526

>99

41

525

>99

40

524

>99

39

523

99

38

522

99

37

520

98

36

518

96

35

517

95

34

515

92

33

514

90

32

512

85

31

510

80

30

508

74

29

506

68

28

504

61

27

503

58

26

501

51

25

499

44

24

498

41

23

496

34

22

494

28

21

493

25

20

491

20

19

490

18

18

488

14

17

486

10

16

485

8

15

484

7

14

483

6

13

482

5

12

480

3

11

479

2

10

478

2

9

477

1

8

477

1

7

476

1

6

475

<1

5

474

<1

4

473

<1

3

472

<1

Note: Be sure to skim through this article to get a further in-depth understanding of how scoring on the new MCAT works, and how you can go about succeeding on the new MCAT once and for all. You can open it up in a new tab to read later after you're done here 🙂

Old B/B MCAT Score to New B/B MCAT Score Conversion

Here are the Biological Sciences score conversion and accompanying percentiles.

Old MCAT Score

New MCAT Score

MCAT Percentiles

15

132

>99

14

131

>99

13

130

>99

12

129

>99

11

128

>99

10

127

>99

9

126

99

8

125

99

7

124

98

6

123

96

5

122

95

4

121

92

3

120

90

2

119

85

1

118

80

Old C/P MCAT Score to New C/P MCAT Score

Here are the Physical Sciences score conversion and accompanying percentiles.

Old MCAT Score

New MCAT Score

MCAT Percentiles

15

132

>99

14

131

>99

13

130

>99

12

129

>99

11

128

>99

10

127

>99

9

126

99

8

125

99

7

124

98

6

123

96

5

122

95

4

121

92

3

120

90

2

119

85

1

118

80

Old VR MCAT Score to New CARS MCAT Score Conversion

Here are the Verbal Reasoning (now called CARS - Critical Analysis and Reasoning Section) score conversion and accompanying percentiles.

Old MCAT Score

New MCAT Score

MCAT Percentiles

15

132

>99

14

131

>99

13

130

>99

12

129

>99

11

128

>99

10

127

>99

9

126

99

8

125

99

7

124

98

6

123

96

5

122

95

4

121

92

3

120

90

2

119

85

1

118

80

Keep in mind that the majority of med-schools don't accept MCAT scores beyond 2-3 years. 

As a nontraditional student, it can be intimidating to get back into studying and following your dream of becoming a doctor. We're here to help. 

First, read a success story below from a nontraditional applicant. Know that no matter what situation you're in, no matter your age, it's possible to beat this test and get into med-school. 

We've seen it done many times. We're also happy to work with you one-on-one and guide you through this, holding your hand through the MCAT prep process. 

You got this, 

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