The MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) is an online test that is offered 25 times a year. Since there are a finite number of dedicated computers at the test centers, students should decide when they will be prepared to take the test, and where they will be, and sign up well in advance. The closest testing site to Hamilton College is the Prometric Center in East Syracuse. Students register online for the test, and the AAMC website offers excellent information about the test.
Most Hamilton students do not take an MCAT prep class, preferring to study independently using materials from Exam Krackers, Kaplan, or Princeton Review and taking the online practice tests available through the AAMC. If there is sufficient student interest, a Kaplan class is offered on campus, beginning in October and preparing students for the April/May test dates.