We are closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation and will update existing and prospective students as more information becomes available. We consider the health and safety of our students, our instructors, and our staff to be our top priority. Please bookmark this page and check back often.
What are the latest changes to the MCAT exam?
The AAMC recently announced a shortened format for the MCAT as well as new test dates throughout the rest of 2020. At Blueprint MCAT, we are working on allowing our practice exams to mimic the shortened format and will have more information available to students in coming weeks.
Is Pearson VUE going to cancel my upcoming MCAT exams?
On Friday, April 10th, the AAMC announced that all MCAT exam administrations through May 21st have been cancelled globally, and that they will be adding additional testing dates in the coming weeks. The AAMC also announced changes to the application review process to allow AACOMAS participating medical schools to have more flexibility with their review process in light of the global health crisis. These changes include accepting online coursework (including labs), allowing schools to review student applications without all required laboratory coursework, review applications without an MCAT score, reducing the required number of health care experience hours, and more. For more details regarding impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) on 2020 testing, please visit the MCAT Coronavirus Page.
Pearson VUE, the company that administers the MCAT, made a similar statement. Specific rescheduling instructions should have been emailed to students directly affected by these changes. For everyone else with a later test date, please do not proactively cancel an MCAT reservation unless you are absolutely sure you successfully secured a new reservation. This can only be done over the phone. Please refer to the official Pearson VUE website for the very latest information on any exam cancellations and test day procedures.
In light of the exam cancellations and ongoing uncertainty with upcoming administrations, Blueprint would like to help. If you need to extend access to your online resources or change your start date, we’re as flexible as you need. Please email us at email@example.com or call us at 888-619-9996, and we can help make adjustments. We know this is a stressful time and we want you to know that we have your back—we don’t want test prep to be another source of anxiety.
I haven’t enrolled yet, what are my prep options if I need to take the MCAT this year, but want to minimize my contact with others?
All Blueprint MCAT programs are online-only options. Please click here to learn more: tutoring (live online), online course, exams/qbank. You can also always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 888-619-9996.
How can I protect myself and others from spreading the virus?
We recommend following the guidelines laid out by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Practice respiratory hygiene: cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
- If you have fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
- Stay informed and follow the advice given by your healthcare provider
- Stay home when you are sick
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces