AAMC PREview® Professional Readiness Exam FAQ

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Register for the AAMC PREview Exam

Eligibility for the PREview exam is limited to those preparing to apply to medical schools. 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 medical school. If you are interested in taking the PREview exam but do not meet the eligibility requirement, you may request special permission.  For more information, please read the AAMC PREview Essentials

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 PREview exam, we recommend you register for one of the available testing windows before the deadline. Registering for the 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 2024 Calendar for registration deadlines.

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 24-hour clock (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 PREview exam now will ensure you have the option to test 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. All score reports from all PREview exams you have taken, including reports from 2020 and 2021 when the exam was called the AAMC Situational Judgment Test (SJT), will be available and reported when you apply to medical school. 

Please note the lifetime limit for the PREview is exam is no more than four times in your lifetime (beginning with the 2024 administrations). The yearly limit is no more than twice as of the 2024 testing year. 

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. Examinees approved for AAMC Fee Assistance will receive a 50% discount on the 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 PREview exam for the 2024 testing year, which includes score release to an unlimited number of participating medical schools. If you are approved for AAMC Fee Assistance, registration is free for your first exam, and you will receive a 50% discount on subsequent exams. 

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