Submitting an Application or Request

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All application types and supporting documentation  should be submitted directly into the MCAT Accommodations online application system. 

Submitting an Initial Application

Once you have gathered all the necessary documentation (see Application Guidelines and Requirements), you are ready to submit an Initial application. 

  1. Create an AAMC ID if you do not already have one.
  2. Sign in to the  accommodations   application  and select “Create Application.”
  3. Complete Profile, Condition, and History sections.
  4. Upload Personal Statement, Current Comprehensive Evaluation, and any other required or relevant documentation for your application.
  5. Review application for completeness prior to submission. Should you or your evaluator have any questions, please contact us at accommodations@aamc.org.

Initial requests for accommodations may take up to 60 days to review. You may check the status of your application by signing into your account in our online system. Once a determination has been made, you will receive an email notification. You will be able to view your determination letter in the system.

Submitting a Reconsideration, Appeal, or Extension Request

To start a Reconsideration, Appeal, or Extension request, please complete the following:

  1. Sign in to the MCAT Accommodations Online system and select “Create Application.”
  2. Select the appropriate type of application you wish to submit. See Which MCAT Accommodations Application Should I Submit?
  3. Complete relevant application questions. You will not be able to revise the history section; this reflects the history at the time of your initial submission. If you wish, upload any additional information or clarification as  separate documents to the Personal Statement section.
  4. Upload any additional and/or updated documentation, if needed. See Application Guidelines and Requirements. Please note: You do not need to re-submit previously submitted documentation.
  5. Review application for completeness prior to submission. If you or your evaluator have any questions, please contact us at accommodations@aamc.org.

It may take up to 30 days to review requests for Reconsideration, Appeal, and Extension. You may check the status of your application by signing into your account in our online system . Once a determination has been made, you will receive an email notification. You will be able to view your determination letter in the  system.

Re-submitting an Incomplete Application or Request

  1. Sign in to the accommodations application.
  2. Open the incomplete application.
  3. Upload any additional and/or updated documentation. Refer to your determination letter for information on what is needed. Please note: You do not need to re-submit previously submitted documentation
  4. Review application for completeness prior to submission. If you or your evaluator have any questions, please contact us at accommodations@aamc.org.

If your application or request is incomplete, the review cycle starts over. The entire application or request must be re-reviewed along with the additional documentation provided with your resubmission. Initial applications will take up to an additional 60 days to review and Reconsiderations, Appeals, and Extensions will take up to an additional 30 days to review.

Withdrawing an Application or Request

If you need to add additional documentation or make a change to your application or you no longer wish for your application to be considered, you now have the option to withdraw your application online. 

  1. Sign in to  the accommodations application.
  2. Select the Withdraw action (by hovering over the three dots) for the application you would like withdrawn under the Application Activity section. 
  3. After confirming your wish to withdraw, you will be redirected back to the dashboard where you will select the Edit & Resubmit action.
  4. Make the desired changes to your application and/or upload any additional documentation.
  5. Review application for completeness prior to resubmission. Should you or your evaluator have any questions, please contact us at accommodations@aamc.org.

Keep in mind:

  • All application materials must be in English. Materials submitted in another language cannot be reviewed.
  • Keep a copy of all documentation you are submitting with your request. The AAMC will not return your documentation or forward it to any third party.
  • Your accommodation application history, documentation, and determination letters are maintained in our application system for five years from the date of your most recent determination.
  • All applications and supporting documentation should be submitted via our application system. 
  • If your determination is due on a weekend or holiday, you can expect to receive a determination the next business day.
  • Determinations cannot be changed over the phone or by email. Requests must be made through our application system.
  • We cannot discuss your application with any third party (including parents) without an Authorization for Release of Information form from you.
  • If necessary, your application may be forwarded for further review to an external reviewer with expertise in the area of your impairment at the discretion of the Director of Accommodation Services. Your documentation will be kept strictly confidential.

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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