Items Allowed in the Testing Room

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The following items are the only items allowed in the testing room during the MCAT® exam:

  • Photo Identification
  • Center-provided noteboard and marker
  • Center-provided storage key
  • Center provided foam, wireless earplugs

If you require a personal item for a medical condition (for example, food, drink, insulin pump, crutches), please see "Personal Medical Items" in Applying for Accommodations.

Please also refer to the Test Center Regulations and Policies and the MCAT Essentials for more information.

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Contact the MCAT® Program

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. ET Closed Wednesday, 3-5 p.m. ET

Online Contact Form

MCAT Security Tip Line

The MCAT program considers the integrity and security of the exam process to be very important. If you observe any irregular behavior or exam security violations before, during, or after an examination, please call or email the MCAT Security tip line. If you choose to remain anonymous, the AAMC will not disclose your identity unless required by law. Submit a tip anonymously

MCAT Essentials

Read the MCAT Essentials for Testing Year 2023.

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