AAMC PREview® Professional Readiness Exam Eligibility and Registration

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The AAMC PREview® professional readiness exam will be offered March – September 2024.

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Eligibility for the PREview exam is limited to those preparing to apply to medical schools. During registration, you will confirm that you are taking it solely for the purpose of applying to medical school. 

Additionally, examinees are permitted to take the PREview exam twice per administration year. The lifetime limit for the PREview is exam is no more than four times in your lifetime (beginning with the 2024 administration). 

The 2024 Testing Calendar 

The PREview exam will be offered on the following dates and score reports will be released approximately 30 days following each testing window. Dates are subject to change. 

Window Test Dates Registration Opens on Or About Registration Closes Scores Released
1 March 13 & 14 Jan. 31 Closed April 16
2 April 17 & 18 Jan. 31 Closed May 21
3 June 5 & 6 Jan. 31 Closed July 9
4 June 20 & 21 Jan. 31 June 5 July 23
5 July 24 & 25 Jan. 31 July 9 Aug. 22
6 Aug. 14 & 15 Jan. 31 July 31 Sept. 17
7 Sept. 12 & 13 Jan. 31 Aug. 29 Oct. 15


Registration Instructions 

Step Instruction
Step 1 Before registering for the PREview exam, please create an AAMC account or verify that you already have one.
Step 2

Select the “Log In To Your AAMC PREview Portal” button on the PREview webpage. After you enter your AAMC credentials, you will be asked to ensure your name exactly matches the name on the ID you will present on exam day.

Once you confirm that your name is correct, the AAMC system will then direct you to the registration and scheduling system, Meazure, managed by our vendor, Yardstick. Your AAMC ID, first and last name, and email address will be automatically sent to Meazure, where you will be unable to update this information.
Step 3

Once in the PREview portal, navigate to the Products tab where you will be able to select "AAMC Professional Readiness Exam (PREview) 2024" and be taken to the scheduling webpage. You will then select "Online Proctoring" and choose your time zone, test date, and appointment time. 

Be certain to select the time zone in which you will be taking the exam and note that your exam time is displayed in the 24-hour clock (military time). For example, if you will be taking the exam at 8:00 a.m., your exam time will be 08:00, and if you will be taking the exam at 8:00 p.m., your exam time will be 20:00.

Step 4 Input your address and payment info to confirm your purchase and secure your appointment.
Step 5 Once you have scheduled your test, you will receive a confirmation email and gain access to an exam tutorial demonstrating the functions and features of the exam software. 


Registration Fees

Registration Activity Fee Fee if Approved for AAMC Fee Assistance Program
Schedule $100

$0 for First Registration
50% Discount for Subsequent Registrations

Reschedule $25 50% Discount
Cancel more than 24 hours in advance 50% Refund 50% Refund
No Show No Refund No Refund, No Additional Free Registration

Fee Assistance

Examinees approved to receive AAMC Fee Assistance Program benefits will pay $0 for the first PREview registration and will receive a 50% discount for subsequent registrations. If you do not attend your scheduled exam (no-show), you will not receive another free exam registration; you will receive the 50% discount on your next exam registration if your Fee Assistance approval has not expired. Fee Assistance recipients are subject to all other PREview rules and deadlines, and Fee Assistance benefits will not be extended as a result of failing to comply with any rules or deadlines. For information about the Fee Assistance Program, including eligibility requirements, benefits, and application deadlines, visit the AAMC website, email fap@aamc.org, or call 202-828-0600.

Fee Assistance for Canadian Examinees

Canadian examinees who qualify during the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada’s (AFMC’s) will receive the Fee Assistance Program benefit of a voucher for one free PREview exam and a 50% refund ($50 value) for subsequent exam registrations in 2024. For more information, visit the Fee Assistance Program for Canadian Examinees website.

Scheduling Policies and Procedures

The Schedule Fee for the 2024 PREview exam testing year includes the cost of the exam and score release to an unlimited number of schools. 

Cancellation Refund

You may cancel your exam up to 24 hours prior to your appointment. If you cancel your appointment and later decide you would like to take the PREview exam, you will be able to schedule a new date in a future window for the applicable fee if appointments are available. 

To cancel your appointment and receive your cancellation refund, please submit a ProctorU Request Form.

No Show

If you do not attend your scheduled exam and you do not reschedule or cancel by the deadline, your registration fee is non-refundable. You may schedule a new date in a future window for the applicable fee if appointments are available.

Retesting within the Year

The below table represents the earliest possible date that you can retest in the 2024 testing year based on when you choose to take the exam the first time in within the testing year. You may wish to consider receiving your score for your first exam before deciding to register for an additional exam attempt, but it is not a requirement to wait until scores are released. The stated refund policy will apply. Therefore, if you decide to schedule an additional exam attempt prior to scores being released and then decide to cancel, you will receive a 50% rather than a full refund.

First Exam Second Exam
March 13 & 14 April 17 & 18
April 17 & 18 June 5 & 6
June 5 & 6 July 24 & 25
June 20 & 21 July 24 & 25
July 24 & 25 Aug. 14 & 15
Aug. 14 & 15 Sept. 12 & 13
Sept. 12 & 13 2025

Reschedule Procedures

You may reschedule your exam appointment, subject to deadlines associated with your scheduled exam date, by selecting the reschedule option available next to your scheduled appointment date in the PREview Portal.

  • If you reschedule prior to the registration deadline associated with your current appointment, you may reschedule into the same or later window if appointments are available.
  • If you have approved accommodations for your exam, you may need to confirm that your accommodations will be available for a rescheduled exam date. Please refer to your approval letter. If you are rescheduling a paper exam or an exam requiring a human reader or scribe, you must give the AAMC 30 days' notice of your new exam date and contact us at previewaccommodations@aamc.org, or your accommodation will not be available on your new exam date.
  • Deadlines for each window are outlined in the table below:
Current Appointment Reschedule to the same or later window or by  11:59 p.m. ET Cancel by 24 hours before your appointment time
March 13 & 14 Feb. 28 March 12 & 13
April 17 & 18 April 3 April 16 & 17
June 5 & 6 May 22 June 4 & 5
June 20 & 21 June 5 June 19 & 20
July 24 & 25 July 9 July 23 & 24
Aug. 14 & 15 July 31 Aug. 13 & 14
Sept. 12 & 13 Aug. 29 Sept. 11 & 12


Deadline Exceptions

The AAMC may grant an exception to the above deadlines and/or fees for extraordinary circumstances. To request an exceptionsend a completed Request to Reschedule form along with supporting documentation to askpreview@aamc.org no later than seven (7) days after your exam date. 

The AAMC will consider an exception to the above deadlines and/or fees for one of the following reasons:

Reason Documentation*
You are or were hospitalized or visited the doctor for an unexpected acute medical emergency.  A doctor’s note that indicates you are unable to take your exam due to a medical emergency or hospitalization that you experienced within 30 days of your exam. Please do not send hospital records. 
You experience a death in your immediate family. Funeral program, obituary or death certification. The death or service must have taken place within 10 days of your exam date. 
You must perform primary caregiver duties for someone who is sick.  A doctor's note that states the person you are a primary caregiver for cannot be left without your assistance or availability on exam day. We will also accept power of attorney documentation for health-related emergency decision-making. Please do not send hospital records. The sickness must have occurred within 10 days of your exam date.
You are unexpectedly called away to active military service.  Official request for deployment dated within 30 days of your exam date. The deployment date must be within 30 days of your exam date. 
You are unexpectedly called away for health care service duties related to a catastrophic event.   Official request for deployment dated within 30 days of your exam date. The deployment date must be within 30 days of your exam date. 
You are called to jury duty for the date of your exam.  Official documentation that you attended jury duty on your exam day. 
You are displaced from your residence due to a natural disaster, or the national weather service or government recommend you shelter in place or evacuate.  Documentation of such event within 10 days of your exam date. 

You experience significant disruption to services as a result of a widespread power outage or other event.

Documentation of such event within 10 days of your exam date. 

You test positive for COVID-19 10 or fewer days prior to exam day.  Positive COVID-19 test taken by you, dated within 10 days prior to or within 7 days after your exam date. 

*The documentation listed for each reason is generally required; however, other types of documentation may be considered. 

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