About American Association of Medical Colleges Admission Test

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess the examinee's problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. Scores are reported in Physical Sciences, Verbal Reasoning, and Biological Sciences. Almost all U.S. medical schools and many Canadian schools require applicants to submit MCAT exam scores. Many schools do not accept MCAT exam scores that are more than three years old.
Study Level
Under Graduate
Mode of Test
Conducting Authority
American Association of Medical Colleges

Test Format

300 Min

Duration of Test


Frequency per year

0 - 45

Score Range


Test Score Validity


Candidate completed or appearing for any one of the following programs are eligible to apply. Eligible programs include:
  • Allopathic
  • Osteopathic
  • Podiatric
  • Veterinary Medicine
At the time of registration, you will be required to accept a statement verifying that you are taking the exam solely for the purpose of applying to a health professions school. If you are not applying to a health professions school, or if you are a currently enrolled medical student, you need to obtain special permission to register for the exam. There are no additional eligibility requirements for international students.


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Application Process

  • Attention: Registration for the July-September MCAT test dates will open on Wednesday, February 6. For information about registration, deadlines, and fees, go to Register for the MCAT Exam. Follow us on Twitter @AAMC_MCAT for updates and announcements.
  • Please note, the MCAT Registration System will be unavailable after 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, February 4, as the AAMC makes final preparations. The system will not come back online until the July, August, and September test dates are made available on February 6.


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