Review timelines vary depending on whether you are submitting a new request or extension and your current status with MCAT® accommodations.
Since most applicants for PREview accommodations have applied for or will be applying for accommodations on the MCAT exam, the review timeline for PREview accommodations is dependent on your current status with the MCAT exam. For incomplete applications that are subsequently re-submitted, the review cycle will restart as noted below. Please be mindful of the application requirements associated with your request so that you do not prolong the review process, as this may prevent you from testing on your preferred test date with accommodations. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received and cannot be expedited.
For the 2023 testing year, you must be approved for accommodations no later than two weeks prior to your testing window for most accommodations, to allow time to prepare and implement any approved accommodations.
Certain accommodations require in-person testing and must be approved at least one month in advance of your testing window:
- Paper exams.
- Support from a scribe or human reader.
- Use of Bluetooth enabled hearing aids while reading aloud.
Since all the 2023 test dates are over several months, the chart below shows the review cycle that can be applied to any test date. If your accommodations are not approved in time for your preferred test date, you may still test under standard conditions. Or you may reschedule your exam if the rescheduling deadline has not passed and you pay the applicable rescheduling fee.
To receive a determination in time for your preferred exam date, please submit your application with enough time for the review cycle below to be completed and any approved accommodations to be implemented, prior to your testing window.
|Application Type||Review Cycle|
|Current MCAT Approval - Requesting the same accommodations||30 days|
|Current MCAT Approval - Requesting new accommodations||60 days|
|Pending MCAT Application||60 days|
|Initial Application (no current approval or pending MCAT application)||60 days|
|Current PREview approval and I am requesting additional accommodation(s)||30 days|
You may register for and schedule the PREview exam before or after you have been approved to take the exam with accommodations. For incomplete applications that are subsequently re-submitted, the review cycle will start at the time the complete application is received. Please be mindful of the application requirements associated with your request so that you do not prolong the review process, as this may prevent you from testing on your preferred test date with accommodations. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received and cannot be expedited.
Please Note: New applications received after September 1, and applications received prior to but not complete until after September 1, may not be reviewed in time for implementation in the October testing window. Therefore, they will be considered for the following testing year. The AAMC will begin sending decisions for the next test year beginning December 15.