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MCAT Test Dates and Score Release Dates

MCAT Test Date 2021 / MCAT Score Release Date 2021

January 15, 2021 / February 17, 2021 (Start Tutoring by October)

January 16, 2021 / February 17, 2021 (Start Tutoring by October)

January 21, 2021 / February 24, 2021 (Start Tutoring by October)

January 25, 2021 / February 24, 2021 (Start Tutoring by October)

March 13, 2021  / April 13, 2021 (Start Tutoring by December)

March 26, 2021 / April 27, 2021 (Start Tutoring by December)

April 10, 2021 / May 11, 2021 (Start Tutoring by January)

April 23, 2021 / May 25, 2021 (Start Tutoring by January)

April 30, 2021 / June 1, 2021 (Start Tutoring by January)

May 1, 2021 / June 1, 2021 (Start Tutoring by February)

May 14, 2021 / June 15, 2021 (Start Tutoring by February)

May 15, 2021 / June 15, 2021 (Start Tutoring by February)

May 20, 2021 / June 22, 2021 (Start Tutoring by February)

May 28, 2021 / June 29, 2021 (Start Tutoring by February)

June 4, 2021 / July 7, 2021 (Start Tutoring by March)

June 18, 2021 / July 20, 2021 (Start Tutoring by March)

June 19, 2021 / July 20, 2021 (Start Tutoring by March)

June 26, 2021 / July 27, 2021 (Start Tutoring by March)

June 30, 2021 / August 3, 2021 (Start Tutoring by March)

July 17, 2021 / August 17, 2021 (Start Tutoring by April)

July 22, 2021 / August 24, 2021 (Start Tutoring by April)

July 30, 2021 / August 31, 2021 (Start Tutoring by April)

August 7, 2021 / September 8, 2021 (Start Tutoring by May)

August 13, 2021 / September 14, 2021 (Start Tutoring by May)

August 21, 2021 / September 21, 2021 (Start Tutoring by May)

August 26, 2021 / September 28, 2021 (Start Tutoring by May)

August 27, 2021 / September 28, 2021 (Start Tutoring by May)

September 2, 2021 / October 5, 2021 (Start Tutoring by June)

September 3, 2021 / October 5, 2021 (Start Tutoring by June)

September 10, 2021 / October 12, 2021 (Start Tutoring by June)

September 11, 2021 / October 12, 2021 (Start Tutoring by June)

When should I register for the MCAT?

We recommend registering as soon as the system opens for your desired test dates sine spots fill early.

When can I register for the 2021 MCAT?

Registration will open for the April 2021, May 2021, and June 2021 test dates the week of February 15, 2021. 

How do I register for the MCAT? 

Step 1: Make an account with the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Step 2: After making an account, click here to register for the MCAT. Click “Start Exam Registration.”

Step 3: Enter your biographical information as it appears on the official valid ID you will present at the exam center. Valid IDs that can be used are listed here.

Step 4: When you reach the schedule part of the registration, click “Schedule MCAT Exam” and select your exam center and date.

Step 5: Proceed to checkout. 

What is the MCAT?

The MCAT is the Medical College Admissions Test. The MCAT, a computerized test required for admissions to all U.S. and Canadian medical schools, is offered at specific testing centers. Review each testing center’s rules and regulations before taking the exam and make a practice trip to the testing center before your actual exam day. Be sure you travel during the same time and day of the week so you don’t underestimate how long the trip will take. Nothing causes more anxiety than being late for an exam. Be sure you have the correct identification needed to take your test and allow time for test center check in, including security issues.

According to the AAMC, the Association of American Medical Colleges, “The Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) is a standardized, multiple-choice, computer-based test that has been a part of the medical school admissions process for more than 90 years.”

How long is the MCAT?

Let’s take a look at the MCAT test day. How long is the MCAT?

The MCAT is approximately 7 hours and 30 minutes long.

MCAT testing time breakdown:

  • Test Day Certification: 4 minutes
  • Tutorial (optional): 10 minutes
  • Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems: 59 items, 95 minutes
  • ‘Break (optional) 10 minutes
  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills: 53 items, 90 minutes
  • Mid-Exam Break (optional): 30 minutes
  • Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems: 59 items, 95 minutes
  • Break (optional): 10 minutes
  • Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior: 59 items, 95 minutes
  • Void Question: 3 minutes
  • Satisfaction Survey: 5 minutes

Total Content Time: 6 hours, 15 minutes

Total “Seated” Time: Approx. 7 hours, 27 minutes

MedEdits Medical Admissions Founder and Chairwoman, Jessica Freedman, MD

JESSICA FREEDMAN, M.D., a former medical school and residency admissions officer at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is the founder and chair of MedEdits Medical Admissions and author of three top-selling books about the medical admissions process that you can find on Amazon.

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