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.
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. 17||Feb. 28||April 16|
|2||April 17 & 18||Jan. 17||April 3||May 21|
|3||June 5 & 6||Jan. 17||May 22||July 9|
|4||June 20 & 21||Jan. 17||June 5||July 23|
|5||July 24 & 25||Jan. 17||July 9||Aug. 22|
|6||Aug. 14 & 15||Jan. 17||July 31||Sept. 17|
|7||Sept. 12 & 13||Jan. 17||Aug. 29||Oct. 15|
|Step 1||Before registering for the PREview exam, please create an AAMC account or verify that you already have one.|
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.
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.|
|Cancel more than 24 hours in advance||50% Refund|
|No Show||No Refund|
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.
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 email Yardstick’s Measure support: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com, 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|
The AAMC may grant an exception to the above deadlines and/or fees for extraordinary circumstances. To request an exception, send a completed Request to Reschedule form along with supporting documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org
The AAMC will consider an exception to the above deadlines and/or fees for one of the following reasons:
|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 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.