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?
There are three scheduling zones for each exam date: Gold, Silver, and Bronze. There are deadlines to reschedule or cancel your exam in each zone and occur a set number of days prior to the exam. All deadlines take effect at 11:59 p.m. local, test center time. For example, if your MCAT exam is scheduled for August 9, 2021 in Los Angeles, California, your Bronze Zone Scheduling deadline is 11:59 p.m. PT on August 1, 2021. Please review the Scheduling Fees before cancelling. MCAT Gold Zone scheduling fees are lower and flexibility is higher. Fees are slightly higher and there is less flexibility in the Silver and Bronze zones.
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 that isn’t passed the Bronze Zone Deadline (8 days before the exam date). Remember you can only register for one exam at a time.