Items Allowed in the Testing Room

The following items are the only items allowed in the testing room during the MCAT exam:

  • Photo Identification
  • Center-provided noteboard and marker
  • Center-provided storage key
  • Center provided foam, wireless earplugs

If you require a personal item for a medical condition (for example, food, drink, insulin pump, crutches), please see "Personal Medical Items" in Applying for Accommodations.

Please also refer to the Test Center Regulations and Policies and the MCAT Essentials for more information.

MCAT Essentials

The MCAT Essentials for Testing Year 2019

Top 10 Tips For MCAT Examinees: Test Day

After many months of studying, practicing, and reviewing, your MCAT exam is just around the corner. To help you have the best possible test day experience, the AAMC developed a list of the top 10 tips to prepare you for test day.

MCAT Security Tip Line

The MCAT program considers the integrity and security of the exam process to be very important.

If you observe any irregular behavior or exam security violations before, during, or after an examination, please call or email the MCAT Security tip line. If you choose to remain anonymous, the AAMC will not disclose your identity unless required by law.