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Register for the AAMC PREview Exam

You may sit for the PREview exam if you are preparing to apply to and attend a MD or DO program that accepts PREview scores for admission and you are not currently or previously enrolled in a MD or DO program. At the time of registration, you will be required to agree to a statement verifying that you are taking the exam solely for the purpose of applying to and attending a MD or DO program. If you are interested in taking the AAMC PREview Exam but do not meet the eligibility requirement, you may request special permission. Please read the AAMC PREview Essentials for more information.

If you are not sure whether or not you are applying to one or more of the participating medical schools but haven’t registered for the AAMC PREview exam, we recommend you register for one of the available testing windows before the deadline. Registering for the AAMC PREview exam now will ensure you have the option to test should you decide later that you want or need to include the PREview exam with your medical school application. You may cancel your PREview appointment up until the registration deadline associated with your test date for a 50 percent refund.

You may reschedule your exam appointment until the registration deadline associated with your current exam date. Please refer to the 2023 Calendar for registration deadlines. 

If you are approved for the AAMC Fee Assistance Programplease contact Yardstick Measure support to reschedule without a fee. If you choose to reschedule online rather than contacting Yardstick support, you will be subject to the current rescheduling fee and will not be eligible for a refund.

Phone: 1-855-772-8678 (available 24/7)

You may also contact support by Chat or Email.

Once you schedule your appointment, the system will send you a confirmation email that will include your test date and start time. Please note that your start time will be provided in universal (military) time. Please save this email so that you can find it later. Make sure to add noreply@getyardstick.com to your contacts so that you can receive your confirmation email. You may also check your exam date by logging in to your exam portal using your AAMC credentials.

Schools use a rolling admissions process so it is possible that you will be invited to complete a secondary application later in the season. Registering for the AAMC PREview exam now will ensure you have the option to test so should you receive a secondary application later.

The medical schools determine their policies for how old scores can be before they will no longer consider them in their application process, so we recommend you contact the medical school(s) to which you are applying to determine if you need to retake the exam. Otherwise, if you wish to try to improve your score, you may choose to take the exam again at your own discretion, provided that you do not take the exam more than once within a testing year. All score reports from all PREview exams you have taken, including reports from 2020 and 2021 when the exam was called the SJT, will be available and reported when you apply to medical school.

If you missed your PREview exam appointment, you may schedule a new appointment in the PREview portal as long as registration is open and appointments are available. You will be required to pay the full scheduling fee. A no show does not count toward your testing limit for this testing year. In order to cancel your appointment for a 50 percent refund, you must request cancellation at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment, otherwise refunds will not be applied to no-shows. For more information on scheduling and rescheduling, please visit the registration webpage.

When you login to the PREview Portal to schedule your exam, you will select "Book" and then "Online Proctoring." A drop down will appear with a complete list of available time zones. Please select the time zone corresponding to the location where you will be taking your remote exam. Once you have booked your appointment, a countdown clock will appear on the ‘Exams” page within the portal, that shows how much time until your appointment.

There is a flat registration fee of $100 for the AAMC PREview exam for the 2023 testing year, which includes score release to an unlimited number of participating medical schools. Registration is free to examinees approved for the AAMC Fee Assistance Program. PREview exam registration benefits may only be applied after the Fee Assistance Program benefits have been awarded. Fee Assistance Program benefits are not retroactive. No refunds will be issued if you register for the PREview exam first and your Fee Assistance Program application is later approved. 

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