MCAT test dates for 2020, as well as score release dates set by the AAMC are presented here. We have also compiled information from the AAMC regarding MCAT registration and testing centers in the United States, Canada and international locations. Ideally, you would choose an available MCAT test date at a convenient location that allows you the most study time while balancing the score release date which will give you time to submit your MCAT score relatively early in the application cycle.
Consider visiting your MCAT test center prior to your exam date to familiarize yourself with the route to get there and the time necessary. Also consider watching this video: Exam day procedures including security.
The MCAT registration fee is $315 if made at least three weeks before the exam. There are 3 registration 'zones' that have corresponding registration fees, re-scheduling fees, cancellation refund and fee assistance program (FAP) fees. The FAP was designed for students who are unable to finance their MCAT prep. You need to apply for the FAP before your MCAT registration. For more information, click here: FAP
29 days before exam
15 days before exam
8 days before exam
No fee assistance
Note: The additional international registration fee for all zones is $110. The international registration fee is applicable to all countries except for Canada, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The deadline for registration is at 7:59 a.m. ET local test center time of the day of the deadline. It is non-refundable upon
registration cancellation. See MCAT Registration Deadlines.
MCAT Testing Centers
There are MCAT testing centers, both on and off campus, from coast to coast in the US and Canada. For a list of current locations, click here: MCAT testing centers in the US and Canada.
Additionally, there are numerous MCAT testing centers in international locations as presented in the table below. Note that to register for a seat at an international testing site, you should follow the same process as if registering for a seat in the US or Canada. Since the dates and seats at international locations are limited, plan ahead to avoid disappointment.
MCAT International Testing Locations* and Puerto Rico
* Note that the list of countries and dates are subject to change so consult the AAMC's website regularly or contact them directly depending on your individual circumstance. AAMC MCAT International Testing Dates
MCAT Test Day Procedure
Upon arrival at the MCAT test center, check in with the test administrator, sign in, present your valid ID, have your palms scanned digitally and have your photograph taken. Watch this video by Pearson VUE to know more about the check-in process as well as the entrance and exit MCAT test day procedure.
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