AAMC SJT Accommodations

The AAMC is committed to providing all individuals with an opportunity to demonstrate their proficiency on the AAMC SJT exam. We are guided by our mission to provide a valid exam while maintaining a level playing field for all test takers, by ensuring access to persons with disabilities in accordance with relevant law.

This website contains information you need to understand the application process and how to schedule your AAMC SJT exam with accommodations. Each page of our site is geared towards a specific component of the accommodations request process.

We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the entire process before applying. You can access these pages by using the buttons to the right.

Important Steps Before Applying

  • Create an AAMC ID (if you have not already done so)
  • Understand how our review process works
  • Review pertinent review cycles, deadlines, & dates
  • Understand all necessary application steps
  • Identify application requirements associated with your condition

Our Review Process

Our policies are guided by the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as our mission to provide a valid exam while maintaining a level playing field for all test takers. Keep in mind, it is your current functional limitations (in combination with the demands of the task you will be undertaking), not diagnosis alone, that determines the appropriateness of a requested accommodation.

Since most applicants for AAMC SJT accommodations have taken or will be taking the MCAT exam, both exams require the same supporting documentation. Please read the documentation requirements provided on the MCAT exam webpages.

Below is an overview of the components that we look for within your documentation:

  • Identification of your diagnosis and impairments
  • Discussion of the current functional limitations affecting your ability to access to the exam
  • Recommendations for accommodation on the exam
  • A rationale for each recommended accommodation

Exam Testing Conditions

The AAMC SJT exam’s online format puts more of the testing environment in your control. Read about the testing conditions to determine if you need to apply for accommodations.

Review Cycles and Important Dates

Apply for accommodations early to allow enough time to prepare and implement any accommodations for which you may be approved. Review timelines vary depending on whether you are submitting a new request or extension and your current status with MCAT accommodations.

Applications Steps

Your steps to apply for AAMC SJT accommodations depends on your current status with MCAT accommodations. If you already have a valid MCAT approval, we have streamlined the application process for you.

AAMC SJT Accommodations FAQs

Get answers to your questions about who should apply for accommodations, documentation requirements, and when and how to apply.

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