MSAR® Terms and Conditions

The terms of use govern your use of the Medical School Admission Requirements™ website. You must read and agree to all of the terms before accessing the site.

MSAR® Terms and Conditions

Last Updated: March 7, 2016

The Medical School Admission Requirements (“MSAR”) website is owned and operated by the Association of American Medical Colleges (“AAMC”). After purchase, the MSAR online content (“MSAR Material”) is made available through (the “Site”).

Acceptance of Terms of Use
These terms and conditions (“Terms”) govern your purchase and use of the MSAR Material.  By purchasing MSAR Material or visiting the Site, you agree to the Terms set forth below. In addition, the AAMC Website Terms and Conditions are incorporated herein by reference, if a conflict exists these Terms shall take precedence. If you do not accept these Terms, do not purchase the MSAR Material nor use the services provided through the Site.

By visiting the Site, you also agree we may revise these Terms from time to time without providing notice to you. Your continued use of the Site after such revision marks your acceptance of the Terms as revised. We recommend you review these Terms regularly as they are subject to change.

Personal Information
Personal information submitted in connection with the use of the MSAR Material is subject to the AAMC Privacy Policy, as it may be amended from time to time, which is incorporated into these Terms by reference.

Permitted Use and Access
The AAMC grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferrable, limited privilege to access the Site and MSAR Material. Your permitted use of the Site and MSAR Material is limited solely to obtaining information on and preparing yourself to apply to medical school.  No other use of the Site or MSAR Material is permitted under these Terms.

Your access to the Site is limited to the forward-facing portions of the Site and MSAR Material webpages. Unauthorized access includes, but is not limited to, attempts to gain access to any portion or feature of the Site or MSAR Material, or any other systems or networks connected to the Site, MSAR Material, or associated server, or to any of the services offered on or through the Site or MSAR Material, by hacking, password mining, application or scripts or other electronic means, or any other illegitimate means.

MSAR Material Updates, Activation, Expiration, and Termination
The MSAR Material will be updated annually, typically occurring in Spring, to reflect the requirements of the next year’s application cycle as well as the most recent updates available to survey and research data; each update shall be considered an “Edition.”  The MSAR Material may also be updated from time to time at our sole discretion. All such updates will be made available to you at no additional cost.

Your MSAR Material subscription may be activated by either: (i) purchasing the subscription and logging into the Site; or (ii) submitting an access code and logging into the Site. Access codes are single use and cannot be re-activated or transferred to additional users. Access codes not activated within one year purchase or before the publication of the next Edition, whichever comes first, are subject to expiration.

Your MSAR Material subscription is for one year from the date of activation.

We reserve the right to refuse service or account access to any person or entity at our sole discretion, with or without notice to you.

No Refunds
All sales are final.  Refunds will not be issued.

Copyright Infringement
You may not copy, create derivative works, display, distribute, exploit for any commercial purposes, modify, publish, publicly perform, reproduce, resell, sell, or transmit any portion of the Site, MSAR Material, and the products and services offered hereunder.  Failure to respect the AAMC copyright is grounds for immediate account termination and other redress available to the AAMC.  The AAMC may, at its sole discretion, file a civil lawsuit against you for material breaches of these Terms.  In addition, the AAMC may, at its sole discretion, refer you to one or more federal, state, or local prosecuting attorneys for criminal investigation and prosecution when it has a reasonable basis to conclude that you may have committed a crime in the course of violating these Terms.

The AAMC is the copyright owner of its MSAR Material or used with our members’ permission.  These Terms serve as copyright notice; any infringement shall be deemed willful.  The AAMC protects its intellectual property under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and you could be liable for statutory damages set forth in Section 504(c)(2) therein.

The trademarks and logos used identify our products and services and are owned by the AAMC.  Use of any AAMC trademark (including but not limited to AAMC, Association of American Medical Colleges, MSAR, MSAR Online, MCAT, and Medical College Admission Test) is not permitted without proper attribution to the AAMC.  Use of an AAMC logo is not permitted at any time without the prior written permission of the AAMC.

No Warranty, Limitation of Liability, and Indemnification
No Warranty
The Site, and its content – the MSAR Material – is provided to you on an “as-is,” “as available” basis without representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the site or its services.  You expressly agree that your use of the Site is at your sole risk.

Limitation of Liability
The AAMC assumes no responsibility for the consequences of any errors or omissions in the Site and its content.  You release the AAMC from any and all liability for inaccurate or incomplete data or information.  Our liability for any claims arising out of your use of the Site and/or its products and services, regardless of the form of action, shall not exceed the amount of monies you have paid to us.

Certain state laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages.  If these laws apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations may not apply to you and you might have additional rights.

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the AAMC from all claims, liability, and costs (including attorneys’ fees) arising from your use of the site that violates these terms.

Consent to Solicitation
When you register with the Site, you agree that we may provide you with information and other materials regarding products, services and other offers from time to time as described in the AAMC Privacy Policy.  Solicitations will be made to the e-mail and/or street addresses and telephone numbers provided to us during the registration process or subsequently updated personal contact information.

Choice of Law, Choice of Forum, and Severability
You agree that these Terms will be governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, without regard to its conflict of law rules. Any litigation regarding compliance with these Terms or your use and access to the Site will be brought in the courts of the District of Columbia.  These Terms shall not be governed by the United Nations Convention of International Sales of Goods, the application of which is expressly excluded. If any provision of these Terms is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable than that provision shall be deemed severable from the Terms and shall not affect the enforceability of any remaining provisions.

We reserve the right to change the content on the Site and to suspend or deny access to the Site for maintenance or modifications.  Any failure to enforce or delay in enforcing any part of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of our rights under these Terms or law.  These Terms constitute the entire agreement and supersede any prior agreement or communications between you and us regarding the provision of the MSAR Material and access to the Site.  If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at


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