MCAT® Registration and Scheduling in 2022

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The AAMC continues to monitor the pandemic conditions in all testing locations. We consider national, state and local guidelines on health and safety when making decisions on whether to cancel an exam session.

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Updated March 7, 2022

State and local health and safety requirements are changing frequently. Pearson VUE recently updated their mask requirements to align with CDC and state and local guidance where masks are not required indoors. Every examinee must review their test center’s mask and health requirements for testing before their exam date. Review the guidance on Pearson VUE’s website for masks and COVID-19 health requirements often, including the night before or morning of your exam. If you do not meet the requirements, you will not be allowed to test and will not be eligible for a refund. These are in addition to the health requirements in place at all test centers.  

The current testing plan for 2022 includes 30 exam dates with one exam session per day beginning at 8 a.m. local time. There are a few dates toward the end of the year (Aug. 26, Sept. 2, and Sept. 9)where we will offer two sessions per day (7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. start times).

Scores are reported  30-35 days after your test date. Please review our testing calendars and score release dates for more details. 

We are continuing to monitor the conditions of the pandemic and state and local guidance. Please review the health and safety protocols for the 2022 testing year


Rescheduling and Cancellations 

Rescheduling and Cancellation Fees

When possible, we encourage you to reschedule or cancel an exam as soon as you know you do not want to test. Rescheduling and cancellation fees will resume for the 2022 testing year. Please review the rescheduling and cancellation fee deadlines before scheduling your exam. 

Cancellation Notifications 

We will continue to monitor changing COVID-19 conditions as well as national, state, and local health and safety guidance. Our goal is to provide examinees with at least 10 days’ notice if their exam needs to be canceled. At this time, we anticipate that very few exams will be impacted, although there may be times when emergency cancellations are required. The AAMC will work with any affected examinees to help them find a new test date as soon as possible. 

If you experience an emergency and cannot attend your exam after the 10-day deadline, please submit an Emergency Refund Request in the MCAT Registration System. Read more about this process in the MCAT Essentials.

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MCAT Essentials

The MCAT Essentials for Testing Year 2022

MCAT Scheduling Fees

MCAT scheduling fees for the 2022 testing year.

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