Which MCAT® Accommodations Application Should I Submit?

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Don’t know which MCAT® accommodations application you need to submit? The type of application you submit depends on where you are in the process. To determine the correct application, answer these questions.

* Please note, if it has been more than five years since your last determination, you will need to create a new initial application

Have you previously applied for accommodations? •	No:  o	Submit an Initial application (Review takes up to 60 days) •	Yes:  o	Was your initial application determined incomplete?* 	Yes  •	Upload missing documentation and resubmit Initial application (Restart 60-day review cycle upon resubmission) 	No: •	Are you seeking an extension of your previously approved accommodations? o	Yes: 	Submit an Extension Request (Review may take up to 30 days) o	No: 	Do you have new and substantial information and/or are y


An Initial application is your first request for accommodations. You must complete an Initial request for accommodations before you will be able to submit any of the other types of requests for accommodations. You may also be asked to complete a new Initial application if it has been more than 5 years since your last determination.



A Reconsideration request is a request to have your application re-reviewed or a request for additional accommodations that have not been previously requested.  It should include new and substantial information.


An Appeal request is a request to have your application re-reviewed without any additional or substantially different documentation to provide. It may only be submitted once, and determinations are final. Carefully consider whether a Reconsideration or an Appeal is the best option for seeking a re-review of your accommodations request.


An Extension request is a request to extend approval of only your previously approved accommodations. If you are seeking additional accommodations in addition to an extension of previously approved accommodations, this should be requested via the Reconsideration process.

Incomplete Application

If your application has been deemed incomplete, it does not provide sufficient information to allow for a full review of your request. This is not a denial. You will not be able to submit a Reconsideration or Appeal request until an incomplete Initial application has received a determination.

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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