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 you 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. Review of mailed-in applications cannot begin until your package has been received by the MCAT Accommodation Services department.

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 (2019)
November 3, 2018 December 3, 2018 January 3, 2019 January 18, 2019
November 4, 2018 December 4, 2018 January 4, 2019 January 19, 2019
November 9, 2018 December 9, 2018 January 9, 2019 January 24, 2019
December 29, 2018 January 28, 2019 February 28, 2019 March 15, 2019
January 12, 2019 February 11, 2019 March 14, 2019 March 29, 2019
January 19, 2019 February 18, 2019 March 21, 2019 April 5, 2019
January 20, 2019 February 19, 2019 March 22, 2019 April 6, 2019
January 27, 2019 February 26, 2019 March 29, 2019 April 13, 2019
February 24, 2019 March 26, 2019 April 26, 2019 May 11, 2019
March 3, 2019 April 2, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 18, 2019
March 8, 2019 April 7, 2019 May 8, 2019 May 23, 2019
March 9, 2019 April 8, 2019 May 9, 2019 May 24, 2019
March 16, 2019 April 15, 2019 May 16, 2019 May 31, 2019
March 17, 2019 April 16, 2019 May 17, 2019 June 1, 2019
March 31, 2019 April 30, 2019 May 31, 2019 June 15, 2019
April 13, 2019 May 13, 2019 June 13, 2019 June 28, 2019
April 14, 2019 May 14, 2019 June 14, 2019 June 29, 2019
April 25, 2019 May 25, 2019 June 25, 2019 July 10, 2019
April 28, 2019 May 28, 2019 June 28, 2019 July 13, 2019
May 4, 2019 June 3, 2019 July 4, 2019 July 19, 2019
May 5, 2019 June 4, 2019 July 5, 2019 July 20, 2019
May 18, 2019 June 17, 2019 July 18, 2019 August 2, 2019
May 19, 2019 June 18, 2019 July 19, 2019 August 3, 2019
May 25, 2019 June 24, 2019 July 25, 2019 August 9, 2019
June 2, 2019 July 2, 2019 August 2, 2019 August 17, 2019
June 15, 2019 July 15, 2019 August 15, 2019 August 30, 2019
June 16, 2019 July 16, 2019 August 16, 2019 August 31, 2019
June 22, 2019 July 22, 2019 August 22, 2019 September 6, 2019
June 29, 2019 July 29, 2019 August 29, 2019 September 13, 2019
June 30, 2019 July 30, 2019 August 30, 2019 September 14, 2019

*All submission dates are 11:59pm ET on the day of the deadline

Applications received after the submission date of the last review cycle of the current testing year are deferred until review begins for the following testing year.
 

MCAT Exam with Accommodations FAQ

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

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