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MCAT Sequencing Suggestions

The MCAT can be taken at the end of your third year at Hope or at the end of your fourth year. Course sequencing suggestions are available below, depending on when you are planning to take the MCAT.

Remember, these are only sample schedules; your final schedule may vary. The Health Professions Advisor will help you develop a plan more specific to your situation.

3 YEARS TO MCAT

Suggestions for course sequencing and timing if you plan to take the MCAT in your third year at Hope. This is only a sample schedule. Your final schedule may vary.

Year 1

Fall

Spring

Summer

  • Healthcare related experiences
Year 2

FALL

SPRING

SUMMER

  • Healthcare-related experiences
Year 3

FALL

SPRING

SUMMER

Year 4

Fall

  • Major requirements, gen eds, pre-med prereqs and/or electives

Spring

  • Major requirements, gen eds, pre-med prereqs and/or electives

Summer

  • Healthcare-related experiences

4 YEARS TO MCAT

Suggestions for course sequencing and timing if you plan to take the MCAT in your fourth year at Hope. This means you will have a gap year between graduation from Hope and medical school. The Health Professions Advisor can help you determine the most valuable experience to prepare for medical school. This is a sample schedule. Your final schedule may vary.

Year 1

Fall

Spring

Summer

  • Healthcare related-experiences
Year 2

FALL

SPRING

SUMMER

  • Healthcare-related experiences
Year 3

FALL

SPRING

Summer

  • Healthcare-related experiences

Year 4

Fall

Spring

  • Pre-med prereqs such as physics or Math 210
  • Major requirements, gen eds, pre-med prereqs and/or electives

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Summer