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Registration and Scheduling with Accommodations

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UPDATE: We have collected input from our examinees during the 2020 testing year and are working to implement ways to make the process better. We are continuing to evaluate and make improvements to the accommodations scheduling process. We will be sharing more information as changes to the process are made.

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You may register for and schedule an MCAT exam before or after you have been approved to take the exam with accommodations. Described below are the actions you must take to successfully register and schedule your exam with accommodations. 

When selecting a test date, please note that the review process for requesting accommodations may take up to 60 days and you must be approved prior to the Silver Zone deadline for your preferred test date. Learn more about Review Cycles and Important Dates.

Registering and Scheduling Your Exam with Accommodations

If you have not yet been approved for accommodations for the current testing year:

  • You may wish to register and schedule an exam in the MCAT Registration System for your preferred test date and location as soon as possible. This may assist will in securing your preferred location and your preferred test date with your approved accommodations.
  • If you have been approved for accommodations and you currently have a standard appointment, Pearson VUE will reach out to you as your exam date gets closer. Please direct any questions regarding scheduling your exam with accommodations to Pearson VUE at 1-800-466-0450.

Note: If you have scheduled an MCAT exam date and your accommodations request has been approved, it is not guaranteed that the selected appointment will be able to support delivery of your approved accommodations. On occasion, your appointment location or exam date may be changed to provide all your approved accommodations. 

If you have been approved for the current testing year but have NOT selected a test date and location:

  • Log into the MCAT Registration System and complete the required Personal, Biographic, Background, Consents, and Use of Personal Info sections.
  • After completing the registration information above, do NOT proceed to the last section labeled Scheduling, which allows you to select a test date and location. Please direct any questions regarding scheduling your exam with accommodations to Pearson VUE at 1-800-466-0450. Pearson VUE representatives will have the most up-to-date information about dates and locations that are able to support delivery of your approved accommodations. 

Note: You may schedule your exam date and location online; however, it is not guaranteed that your selected appointment will be able to support delivery of your approved accommodations. If you scheduled your exam online and your accommodations are approved, please call Pearson VUE at 1-800-466-0450 to ensure you will receive your approved accommodations

If you were not approved and are still scheduled for an exam:

  • All standard scheduling policies apply. You may still pursue a Reconsideration or Appeal request; however, please take review cycles into consideration. If it is after the Silver Zone deadline, you may test under standard conditions or choose to cancel your exam to allow additional time for the review of your request.
 

Cancellations and Rescheduling 

Once your exam has been scheduled with your approved accommodations, you will not be able to cancel or reschedule your exam online. If you wish to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please contact Pearson VUE at 1-800-466-0450 Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. CT (excluding holidays). All standard MCAT scheduling deadlines and fees will apply. 

Testing Over Multiple Days

Due to the length of the standard MCAT exam, all examinees approved for extended exam time will test over multiple, consecutive days. Other accommodations may also require testing over multiple days; your approval letter will specify if this is necessary.

Exams administered over two days will be scheduled on pre-determined, consecutive days, with two sections administered per day. The order of the test sections will be the same as standard test administrations.

2021 Potential Double Day Exam Dates

January 15th & 16th

January 21st & 22nd

January 25th & 26th

March 13th & 14th

March 26th & 27th

April 10th & 11th

April 23rd & 24th

April 30th & May 1st

May 14th & 15th

May 20th & 21st

May 28th & 29th

June 4th & 5th

June 18th & 19th

June 26th & 27th

June 30th & July 1st

July 17th & 18th

July 22nd & 23rd

July 30th & 31st

August 7th & 8th

August 13th & 14th

August 21st & 22nd

August 26th & 27th

September 2nd & 3rd

September 10th & 11th

If you are approved for testing over multiple days and anticipate testing in Canada, please review our schedule for Canada specific multi-day testing: Canada Double Day chart

Keep in mind:

  • Pearson VUE’s call center is not open on weekends: If you are scheduling, rescheduling, or canceling an exam appointment close to one of the zone deadlines, you will need to call Pearson VUE during normal business hours on or before the zone deadline date. The Pearson VUE call center is open 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. CT Monday – Friday.

  • Be mindful of review cycles: When choosing your test date, make sure to leave enough time for the review of your application as well as the confirmation process. See the table on our Review Cycles and Important Dates section for more information.

  • Consider scheduling early: You may wish to consider scheduling an exam while you wait for a determination on your request to increase your chances of testing on your preferred date or at your preferred location.

Contact Pearson VUE 

Telephone: 1-800-466-0450
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. CT Monday – Friday (excluding holidays)

Note: Pearson VUE is not involved in the application review process and cannot provide any information regarding your application status. Pearson VUE is not authorized to alter or make additions to previously approved accommodations. All accommodation approvals must come from MCAT Accommodation Services, and any questions should be directed to accommodations@aamc.org

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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