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How Do You Know if You Need Accommodated Testing?

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You need to apply for accommodations on the MCAT exam if you have a condition or disability that warrants a modification to the standard testing conditions.

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You need to apply for accommodations if you have a condition or disability that warrants a modification to the standard testing conditions. Examples of accommodations include: presentation of MCAT testing materials in large print, extra testing time, a separate testing room, or an authorization to bring in an inhaler, water, or hard candy into the testing room.

Examples of functional impairments that may warrant an accommodation:

  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Major depression
  • Learning disabilities
  • Physical impairments
  • Visual impairments
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Mobility impairments

Note: These examples are not inclusive and do not necessarily represent all of the types of accommodations and functional impairments that may warrant an accommodation.

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Contact MCAT Accommodations Services

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET

202-828-0600
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Privacy

All documentation submitted in support of your request for accommodations is confidential.

To protect the applicant, MCAT Accommodation Services will not accept inquiries from third parties regarding an applicant or their application request, unless specifically authorized to do so. Applicants can locate and submit the Authorization to Release Health Information Pertaining to MCAT Accommodations in MCAT Accommodations Online under “Submit Service Requests”. MCAT Accommodation Services will not release any part of the documentation unless compelled by legal process, except for the purpose of determining eligibility for MCAT testing accommodations.

In addition to the statements made above, any personal information provided to MCAT Accommodation Services will be handled in accordance with the AAMC Privacy Statement