Taking the MCAT® Exam

The Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®), developed and administered by the AAMC, is a standardized, multiple-choice examination created to help medical school admissions offices assess your problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of natural, behavioral, and social science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.

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About the MCAT® Exam

Almost all U.S. medical schools and many Canadian medical schools require you to submit MCAT exam scores as part of your admission application. Visit our FAQ page for updates on the MCAT...
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Prepare for the MCAT Exam

Prepare for the MCAT exam with free and low-cost AAMC MCAT Official Prep resources.

Register for the MCAT Exam

The MCAT exam is offered multiple times during the year and offered at hundreds of locations in the U.S. and Canada and around the world.

MCAT Test Day

Part of being as confident and prepared as possible to take your MCAT exam is knowing what to expect and what is expected of you while at the testing center.
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MCAT Scores

Learn about the MCAT exam scores and score reports.

MCAT Exam with Accommodations

The AAMC is committed to providing all individuals with an opportunity to demonstrate their proficiency on the MCAT exam. That includes ensuring access to persons with disabilities in...


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Contact the MCAT Program

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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.

MCAT Essentials

The 2021 MCAT Essentials.

The MCAT Exam

Watch this 2-minute video about the MCAT exam and what it tests.

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