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. If you have a disability or medical condition that you believe requires an adjustment to standard testing conditions, we encourage you to apply for accommodated testing.

This website contains information you need to understand the application process and how to schedule your exam with accommodations. Each page of our site is geared towards a specific component of the accommodations request process.

We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the entire process before applying. You can also navigate the various topics covered using the buttons to the right.

Important steps before applying:

  • Create an AAMC ID (if you have not already done so)
  • Understand how our review process works
  • Review pertinent review cycles, deadlines, & dates
  • Understand all necessary application steps
  • Identify application requirements associated with your condition

Our Review Process

Accommodations are granted only when they are supported by sufficient evidence. To assist you in understanding how your request and supporting documentation are considered, please review our Understanding the Review Process guide.

Our policies are guided by the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as our mission to provide a valid exam while maintaining a level playing field for all test takers. Keep in mind, it is your current functional limitations (in combination with the demands of the task you will be undertaking), not diagnosis alone, that determines the appropriateness of a requested accommodation.

Below is an overview of the components that we look for within your documentation.

  • Identification of your diagnosis and impairments
  • Discussion of the current functional limitations affecting your access to the exam
  • Recommendations for accommodation on the exam
  • A rationale for each recommended accommodation
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MCAT Exam with Accommodations FAQ

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

Contact the MCAT® Office of Accommodated Testing 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 authorized to do so by the applicant in writing.

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