Review Cycles and Important Dates

Most Initial requests for accommodations will be reviewed within 60 days of submission. The review cycle for Reconsiderations, Appeals, and Extensions may take up to 30 days.

For incomplete applications that are subsequently re-submitted, the review cycle will restart as noted above. Please be mindful of the application requirements associated with your request so that you do not prolong the review process, as this may prevent you from testing on your preferred test date with accommodations. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received and cannot be expedited.

You must be approved for accommodations no later than the Silver Zone Deadline associated with your test date (see MCAT Essentials) to allow time for us to prepare and implement any approved accommodations. If your accommodations are not approved by the Silver Zone deadline, you may still test under standard conditions. As a reminder, you have until the Silver Zone deadline to reschedule an exam in accordance with standard scheduling policies. If you receive an approval after the Silver Zone Deadline associated with your scheduled exam, your accommodations can be made available for exams associated with subsequent Silver Zone Deadlines. Rescheduling fees apply.

Review of mailed-in applications will not begin until your package has been received by the MCAT Accommodation Services Unit. Please allow additional time for in-house mail processing. 

In order to receive a determination in time for your preferred exam date, please submit your application by the submission date associated with the appropriate review cycle.

Testing in Canada? See Submission dates for Canada only testing dates

Last Submission Date for 60 Day Review Cycle
(Complete Initial Applications)*

Last Submission Date for 30 Day Review
 (Reconsiderations, Appeals, Extensions)*

Silver Zone Deadline Exam Date
October 31, 2020 November 30, 2020 December 31, 2020 January 15, 2021
November 1, 2020 December 1, 2020 January 1, 2021 January 16, 2021
November 6, 2020 December 6, 2020 January 6, 2021 January 21, 2021
November 10, 2020 December 10, 2020 January 10, 2021 January 25, 2021
December 27, 2020 January 26, 2021 February 26, 2021 March 13, 2021
January 9, 2021 February 8, 2021 March 11, 2021 March 26, 2021
January 24, 2021 February 23, 2021 March 26, 2021 April 10, 2021
February 6, 2021 March 8, 2021 April 8, 2021 April 23, 2021
February 13, 2021 March 15, 2021 April 15, 2021 April 30, 2021
February 14, 2021 March 16, 2021 April 16, 2021 May 1, 2021
February 27, 2021 March 29, 2021 April 29, 2021 May 14, 2021
February 28, 2021 March 30, 2021 April 30, 2021 May 15, 2021
March 5, 2021 April 4, 2021 May 5, 2021 May 20, 2021
March 13, 2021 April 12, 2021 May 13, 2021 May 28, 2021
March 20, 2021 April 19, 2021 May 20, 2021 June 4, 2021
April 3, 2021 May 3, 2021 June 3, 2021 June 18, 2021
April 4, 2021 May 4, 2021 June 4, 2021 June 19, 2021
April 11, 2021 May 11, 2021 June 11, 2021 June 26, 2021
April 15, 2021 May 15, 2021 June 15, 2021 June 30, 2021
May 2, 2021 June 1, 2021 July 2, 2021 July 17, 2021
May 7, 2021 June 6, 2021 July 7, 2021 July 22, 2021
May 15, 2021 June 14, 2021 July 15, 2021 July 30, 2021
May 23, 2021 June 22, 2021 July 23, 2021 August 7, 2021
May 29, 2021 June 28, 2021 July 29, 2021 August 13, 2021
June 6, 2021 July 6, 2021 August 6, 2021 August 21, 2021
June 11, 2021         July 11, 2021 August 11, 2021 August 26, 2021
June 12, 2021 July 12, 2021 August 12, 2021 August 27, 2021
June 18, 2021 July 18, 2021 August 18, 2021 September 2, 2021
June 19, 2021 July 19, 2021 August 19, 2021 September 3, 2021
June 26, 2021 July 26, 2021 August 26, 2021 September 10, 2021    
June 27, 2021 July 27, 2021 August 27, 2021 September 11, 2021    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*All submission dates are 11:59 p.m. ET on the day of the deadline

COVID-19 Updates to the Accommodations Process

MCAT Exam with Accommodations FAQ

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

Contact MCAT Accommodations Services

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

Privacy

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 an MCAT Accommodations Authorization to Release Health Information form has been submitted.