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 cycle, which 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 to prepare and implement any approved accommodations. If you have not received a response by the Silver Zone Deadline, you may test under standard conditions or reschedule to a later test date. 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.

 

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 Day for Submission for 60 Day Review Cycle (Complete Initial Applications) Last Submission Date for 30 Day Review Cycle (Reconsiderations, Appeals, Extensions) Silver Zone Deadline Exam Date (2018)
November 5, 2017 December 5, 2017 January 4, 2018 January 19, 2018
November 6, 2017 December 6, 2017 January 5, 2018 January 20, 2018
November 11, 2017 December 11, 2017 January 10, 2018 January 25, 2018
January 8 February 7 March 9 March 24
January 21 February 20 March 22 April 6
February 4 March 6 April 5 April 20
February 5 March 7 April 6 April 21
February 19 March 21 April 20 May 5
March 4 April 3 May 3 May 18 
March 5 April 4 May 4 May 19
March 10 April 9 May 9 May 24
March 18 April 17 May 17 June 1
March 19 April 18 May 18 June 2 
April 2 May 2 June 1 June 16
April 15 May 15 June 14 June 29
April 16 May 16 June 15 June 30
April 23 May 23 June 22 July 7
May 6 June 5 July 5 July 20
May 7 June 6 July 6 July 21
May 10 June 9 July 9 July 24
May 20 June 19 July 19 August 3
May 21 June 20 July 20 August 4
May 26 June 25 July 25 August 9
May 27 June 26 July 26 August 10
June 4 July 4 August 3 August 18
June 17 July 17 August 16 August 31 
June 18 July 18 August 17 September 1 
June 25 July 25 August 24 September 8
July 5 August 4 September 3 September 18 
July 6 August 5 September 4 September 19

*** 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.
 

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