MCAT Scheduling Fees

MCAT scheduling fees for the 2018 testing year.

Scheduling Fees (in USD)

Gold Zone Deadline:
29 days prior to exam date*
Silver Zone Deadline:
15 days prior to exam date*
Bronze Zone Deadline
8 days prior to exam date*
Initial Registration $315 Initial Registration $315 Initial Registration $370
Date and/or Test Center Reschedule Fee** $90 Date and/or Test Center
Reschedule Fee**
$150 No Reschedule Option N/A
Cancellation Refund $155 No Cancellation Refund N/A No Cancellation Refund N/A
International Fee** $105 International Fee** $105 International Fee** $105


Fee Assistance Program Fees

Gold Zone Deadline:
29 days prior to exam date*
Silver Zone Deadline:
15 days prior to exam date*
Bronze Zone Deadline
8 days prior to exam date*
Fee Assistance Registration  $125 Fee Assistance Registration  $125 Fee Assistance Registration  $180
Fee Assistance Reschedule** $45 Fee Assistance
Reschedule**
$65 No Fee Assistance 
Reschedule Option
 N/A
Fee Assistance Cancellation Refund $60 No Fee Assistance 
Cancellation Refund
N/A No Fee Assistance
Cancellation Refund
 N/A
Fee Assistance International Fee** $105 Fee Assistance International Fee** $105 Fee Assistance International Fee**  $105


*See 2018 U.S. Testing Calendar, Scheduling Deadlines, and Score Release Dates or 2018 Canadian Testing Calendar, Scheduling Deadlines, and Score Release Dates for exact deadlines for each zone. All deadlines are at 7:59 a.m. local test center time on the day of the deadline.

**These fees are in addition to the initial registration fee and are non-refundable upon registration cancellation.

International sites include all countries, provinces, or territories except Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

2018 Registration Fees (PDF version of the information above)

Payment Information

The MCAT Registration System accepts only VISA and MasterCard, including debit cards with the VISA or MasterCard logo. We regret we are unable to accept other forms of payment.

We will process your registration immediately upon submission. The registration process cannot be reversed once it has begun, and thus you will be responsible for all fees. If you reverse the credit card charge, or if payment is declined for any reason, you must provide an alternative form of payment on request. Otherwise, the AAMC will cancel your registration, withhold all scores (even scores from previous years), and disallow future registration and other services until arrears are made current.

Examinees may be required to pay applicable sales tax, value-added tax, Goods and Services Tax, or similar taxes required by law in the country or locality in which they are testing. If taxes are applicable, they will be collected at the time of scheduling. For up to date information, please review Pearson VUE’s Tax FAQs (http://pearsonvue.com/taxfaqs/).

Fee Assistance Program

The AAMC's Fee Assistance Program aids individuals with extreme financial limitations who otherwise could not take the exam.

Please be aware that you must receive a final Fee Assistance Program approval before you select your test date and location. See the Fee Assistance Program website for complete information, including eligibility, the application process, and associated deadlines.

In 2018, the AAMC and the Association of Faculties of Medicine in Canada (AFMC) are piloting a fee assistance program for Canadian  examinees who register to test during the 2018 testing year. Canadian examinees who are eligible and qualify, will receive reduced scheduling, rescheduling, and cancellation rates beginning February 1, 2018. For more information about this pilot, please click here. Questions regarding the application, evaluation, or qualification process, visit AFMC at www.afmc.ca/en/mcat-fee-assistance-program.

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