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Testing Accommodations for the MCAT

Do you… want to do the best you can on the MCAT, and finish the exam within the allotted time?
Do you… want to prove you have adequate knowledge in each subject area on the MCAT?
Do you… want to know if you are eligible for MCAT accommodations, such as extended time? 

The MCAT is the most important exam for getting into medical school, as every medical program in the United States requires an MCAT score for admissions. It is important that people who have a learning disability get extra time and accommodations on this exam; your MCAT score can determine your future. 

Applying for these accommodations on the MCAT is an extensive and expensive process. But isn’t your future worth it?

 

If you think you may be eligible for testing accommodations, The Brain Clinic can provide you with testing you need to obtain it. However, relevant documentation must be provided to write an excellent report. In order to make the best case for extended time due to a learning disability, we must be given:

  1. School Records. It is best if these are sent directly to us (it is OK if this is not possible). You may have to give the school(s) a written release to do this. The records should span the length of your academic career, from grade school through college.
  2. Test Reports and Letters which document past learning problems. This documentation should include letters from doctors, teachers, school officials, even relatives and parents, attesting to your learning problems (signed and dated).
  3. A Personal Statement detailing the learning problems you have had throughout your past. This statement can be emailed prior to the first testing session. If you have not had accommodations in the past, you need to explain why. Did you get informal accommodations from teachers (like extra time on tests), or did someone help you a lot with homework? Include your medical and developmental history.

Making a Strong Case for Extra Time on the MCAT

It is important to understand that it is inconvenient for testing services to grant you extra time; it costs them extra money (to hire people to review your submissions, monitor you on site, rent extra space, etc.). Because of this, making a strong case is essential. Dr. Thomas is the best person to do so, with more than 30 years of experience in this field. In this office, we have done thousands kinds of extended time evaluations for extra time accommodations.

 

Please note that these reports take time to write, as they often end up being lengthy. The report will be finished after submitting the final materials; a report without complications will take about 10 business days to write. A deposit of $500 is necessary to schedule the first appointment and full payment is due by the last testing session. The fee is payable to Dr. Thomas, and is refundable if appointments are cancelled with more than 48 hours notice. Reports are released when the bill is paid in full.

 

Be advised that there is no guarantee the testing will result in a diagnosis of a learning disability or obtaining extended time or other accommodations.

 

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