MCAT Test Dates and Registration

MCAT test dates in the United States, Canada and international locations

MCAT test dates for 2017, 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.


MCAT Test Dates and Scores Release Dates

MCAT Test Dates 2017 MCAT Scores Release Dates
January 19 Thursday February 21 Tuesday
January 28 Saturday February 28 Tuesday
March 31 Friday May 2 Tuesday
April 22 Saturday May 23 Tuesday
April 28 Friday May 30 Tuesday
May 13 Saturday June 13 Tuesday
May 18 Thursday June 20 Tuesday
May 19 Friday June 20 Tuesday
June 1 Thursday July 6 Thursday
June 16 Friday July 18 Tuesday
June 17 Saturday July 18 Tuesday
June 29 Thursday August 1 Tuesday
June 30 Friday August 1 Tuesday
July 21 Friday August 22 Tuesday
July 22 Saturday August 22 Tuesday
July 27 Thursday August 29 Tuesday
July 28 Friday August 29 Tuesday
August 3 Thursday September 5 Tuesday
August 11 Friday September 12 Tuesday
August 18 Friday September 19 Tuesday
August 19 Saturday September 19 Tuesday
August 24 Thursday September 26 Tuesday
September 1 Friday October 3 Tuesday
September 2 Saturday October 3 Tuesday
September 9 Saturday October 10 Tuesday

Note: All exams start at 8 a.m. MCAT scores release takes 30-35 days after your exam date.

MCAT Registration

The MCAT registration fee is $310 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

Zone Deadline Registration Fee Re-schedule fee Cancellation Refund
Gold 1 month before MCAT $310
$120 (FAP)
$85
$40 (FAP)
$155
$60 (FAP)
Silver 3-4 weeks before exam $310
$120 (FAP)
$145
$60 (FAP)
No refund
No refund
Bronze 1-2 weeks before exam $365
$175 (FAP)
No re-schedule
No fee assistance
No refund
No refund

Note: The additional international registration fee for all zones is $100. 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 11:59 p.m. ET 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*
Canada China: Hong Kong Cyprus France Germany
Guam Australia Israel Japan Kazakhstan
Lebanon Malaysia Puerto Rico Qatar Singapore
South Africa Taiwan Thailand United Kingdom Virgin Islands, U.S.

* 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

Gold Standard MCAT Guide