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As the medical school application season advances, the imminent opening of MCAT registration for the upcoming session is upon us. Starting Tuesday, February 27th, you'll have the opportunity to secure your spot for one of the 2024 MCAT test dates.

MCAT Registration Timeline and Requirements

Eligibility for MCAT:

  • Intended for applicants to health professions schools (e.g., M.D., D.O., D.P.M., D.V.M. programs).
  • There are no extra eligibility requirements for international students.
  • Special permission is needed if not applying to health professions schools or if a current medical student (excluding MBBS programs).

Registration Process:

  • Create an account with the exact name on your ID.
  • Abide by all MCAT registration rules, including having one AAMC ID and providing accurate identification information.

Registration Fees:

  • Standard Registration: $335
  • Fee Assistance Program Registration: $140
  • International Registration Fee: Additional $120

Rescheduling and Cancellation:

  • Possible up to 10 days before the test date.
  • Rescheduling and cancellation fees vary based on how far in advance changes are made.

MCAT Accommodations:

  • Available for those with disabilities or medical conditions requiring altered testing conditions.
  • Apply through MCAT Accommodations Online system.

Key Details for Prospective Test-Takers:

  • Registration Date: The MCAT registration portal opens Tuesday, February 27th at noon ET. Early registration is recommended to secure your preferred date and location.
  • Test Dates and Locations: The MCAT is scheduled at various dates and locations throughout the year. Check the AAMC website for the full schedule and find a slot that fits your preparation timeline and geographic preference.
  • Preparation Tips: Once you register for the test, find a prep option that fits your schedule. Success in the MCAT requires diligent preparation. Start early, focusing on areas of weakness, and utilize full-length practice exams to simulate test conditions.
  • COVID-19 Precautions: In light of ongoing public health concerns, test centers continue to implement safety measures. Be sure to review any COVID-19 guidelines and requirements for your test location.

Test Prep Options: