Get answers to frequently asked questions about applying for accommodated MCAT® testing.
My request has been approved. What’s next?
If you are approved for an accommodation on the MCAT exam, you will be notified in writing and will be given instructions on how to schedule your MCAT exam with your approved accommodations.
We also encourage you to review the Scheduling an MCAT Exam with Accommodations section of our website.
How long are approved accommodations valid?
Generally, approved accommodations are valid until the close of the following testing year. For example, if your accommodations are approved during the 2023 testing year, they will remain valid until the end of the 2024 testing year. It is important to note that this is a general rule and may not apply in all cases; your determination letter will indicate the authorization period for your accommodations.
How can I practice for the MCAT exam with my accommodations?
The AAMC MCAT Official Prep Hub has some features that allow for practice with certain accommodations, including extended time and ZoomText. To learn more, visit the MCAT Official Prep Hub at aamc.org/mcatprep, click on MCAT Official Prep Hub, and login with your AAMC credentials.
How is the score of a non-standard MCAT exam reported?
The scores resulting from non-standard exam administrations are identical to scores from standard administrations. The AAMC does not annotate scores resulting from non-standard administrations of the MCAT exam.
I would like to test again, but my accommodations have expired. How can I request an extension?
To request an extension of your previously approved accommodations, sign into the MCAT Accommodation Services online application system and complete an Extension request. Make sure the documentation we have on file for you is still current before submitting your request.
For more information on submitting an Extension, see our Submitting an Application or Request page.