Get answers to your questions about MCAT registration, scores, and more.
Can I see what seats are available without losing my current seat reservation?
Yes, you can!
Simply go back into the MCAT Registration System to view current seat availability. You won't lose your current seat until you submit payment for a new seat. Please keep in mind that additional fees will apply no matter when you choose to reschedule.
For more information about changing your exam test center or exam date, please see the MCAT Essentials.
When is the last day that I can reschedule or cancel my MCAT exam date?
You can make changes to your exam up to 10 days before your exam date, however there are rescheduling and cancellation fees. We strongly encourage you to make changes to your exam as early as possible. Please see the deadlines and fees schedule on our website for more information. You will need to submit an Emergency Refund Request if you are unexpectedly unable to attend less than 10 days before your exam. Rescheduling is no longer an option less than 10 days before your exam.
Is there a way to be notified if a test day and location becomes available?
Yes! If your preferred MCAT test date or location is listed as "Not Available" in the MCAT Registration System, you can sign up to be notified by email should that test date and location become available at a later date. Learn more about the MCAT Appointment Notification Request tool.
How long will I have to wait until I can retake the MCAT exam?
It usually takes about 24 hours for the registration system to update your account showing you took an exam. After that you can register for any available appointment. Remember you can only register for one exam at a time.
Is registration based on where I live or where I plan to test for the October opening?
Registration is based on where you plan to test. Please see our website for a list of the states, provinces, and countries where test centers will open on each day.
Do I have to cancel my exam before scheduling a new date?
No. You can reschedule out of your exam and into any new date as long as your exam is not past the 10-day deadline. If you are past the 10-day deadline, you must submit an Emergency Refund Request form through the MCAT Registration System to be reviewed. We encourage you to submit this form by your test date.
Am I eligible for advance scheduling for the January and March-June exam dates?
Priority scheduling will be available for the following examinees before October 13 and 14.
Examinees with approved accommodations: Eligible examinees have already received an email notification from Pearson VUE with instructions on how to begin submitting scheduling requests.