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COVID-19 MCAT FAQs

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Get answers to frequently asked questions about taking the MCAT exam.   

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Accommodations

The use of face masks is required by all staff and MCAT examinees at all test centers. If you have a disability or medical condition that you believe requires an adjustment to this requirement, you are encouraged to apply for an accommodation. Information and instructions on applying for accommodations can be found on the MCAT Accommodation Services web pages. For questions or additional guidance, please contact MCAT Accommodation Services at accommodations@aamc.org.

If you are immunocompromised and require an adjustment to the standard testing conditions, we encourage you to apply for an accommodation. Accommodations will not be provided without prior approval. Additional information and instructions on applying for accommodations can be found on the MCAT Accommodation Services web pages. For questions or additional guidance, please contact MCAT Accommodation Services at accommodations@aamc.org.

We are aware that some applicants may encounter challenges in gathering necessary documentation to support requests for accommodations due to factors related to COVID-19. If you encounter difficulties, please reach out to us at accommodations@aamc.org to discuss options on how to proceed. All applications for accommodations are reviewed on a case-by-case basis; while consideration is given to the challenges you may have experienced related to COVID-19, please keep in mind that this does not guarantee a particular outcome.

We are aware that some applicants may encounter challenges in gathering necessary documentation to support requests for accommodations due to factors related to COVID-19. If you encounter difficulties, please reach out to us at accommodations@aamc.org to discuss options on how to proceed. All applications for accommodations are reviewed on a case-by-case basis; while consideration is given to the challenges you may have experienced related to COVID-19, please keep in mind that this does not guarantee a particular outcome.

Once approved, Pearson VUE is your main point of contact to schedule your exam with accommodations. We are finalizing the process for scheduling your MCAT exam with accommodations for the 2021 testing year. Please check back here for information on updates to the process.

All examinees scheduled to test with accommodations will receive the same or equivalent accommodations for which they’ve been approved to the extent possible given current health and safety precautions associated with the pandemic.
 
While we are committed to seeing that the needs of accommodated examinees are met, some testing accommodations, particularly those that involve a human aide (e.g., paper exam/proctor, reader, etc.), may require some adjustment in order to comply with relevant social distancing measures. If you have questions about the impact of these changes on your specific accommodations, please contact MCAT Accommodations Services at accommodations@aamc.org.

Exam scheduling is based on availability for all examinees. The start times for each day of a two-day exam will depend on the appointments that are available at the time you schedule your exam.

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