How Do You Know if You Need Accommodated Testing?

You need to apply for accommodations on the MCAT exam if you have a condition or disability that warrants a modification to the standard testing conditions.

You need to apply for accommodations if you have a condition or disability that warrants a modification to the standard testing conditions. Examples of accommodations include: presentation of MCAT testing materials in large print, extra testing time, a separate testing room, or an authorization to bring in an inhaler, water, or hard candy into the testing room.

Examples of functional impairments that may warrant an accommodation:

  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Major depression
  • Learning disabilities
  • Physical impairments
  • Visual impairments
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Mobility impairments

Note: These examples are not inclusive and do not necessarily represent all of the types of accommodations and functional impairments that may warrant an accommodation.

MCAT Exam with Accommodations FAQ

Get answers to frequently asked questions about applying for accommodated testing.

Contact the MCAT® Office of Accommodated Testing Services

To protect the applicant, the MCAT Office of Accommodated Testing will not accept inquiries from third parties regarding an applicant or his/her accommodation request, unless specifically authorized to do so by the applicant in writing.