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.
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Prepare for the MCAT Exam

Prepare for the MCAT exam with official test prep resources written by the test developers at the AAMC.

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 and Security

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.


Get answers to your questions about MCAT registration, scores, and more.
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Contact the MCAT Program

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. ET. Closed Wednesday, 3-5 p.m. ET

MCAT Essentials

The MCAT Essentials for Testing Year 2016

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 accordance with relevant law.

The New MCAT Exam

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

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