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. A decision on most requests will be made within 60 days of receipt of a complete application.

Below you will find a general overview of the accommodations application process. You can also click on topics to the right to learn more.

Preparing Your Application

Take some time to familiarize yourself with the application process. Knowing application types, requirements, and review cycles will ensure that your request is processed as quickly and smoothly as possible. Submitting a late or incomplete application may jeopardize your ability to test on your preferred test date with accommodations.

Submitting Your Application

Once you have learned the requirements associated with your request and assembled your supporting documentation, it is time to complete and submit your application. All initial requests for accommodations should be submitted online using the MCAT Accommodations Online system. For more information, click the link below.

Receiving Your Decision

We will notify you via email once we have made a determination on your request. You can view your decision letter by logging into the MCAT Accommodations Online system. Your decision letter will also outline any additional steps you need to take at that point.

Confirming Your Accommodations

If your request is approved, there are a few things you may need to do to confirm a test date with your accommodations. For more information on the confirmation process, click the link below.

Preparing for the MCAT Exam 

If you are preparing for the MCAT® Exam and you are approved for accommodations, our preparation materials offer many features to help you as you prepare for test day. All of our online products offer customization, including extended time, stop-the-clock breaks, and Zoom Text®. Additionally, if you are approved for a paper exam, you can receive a printed version of both the Official MCAT® Practice Exam 1 and the Official MCAT® Sample Test. For visually impaired examinees, Braille and JAWS versions of the Official MCAT® Practice Exam 1 and the Official MCAT® Sample Test are available.

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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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