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MCAT Canceled due to COVID-19, MCAT Test Dates 2020 and MCAT Score Release Dates 2020

MCAT Test Dates and Score Release Dates

What if your MCAT is Canceled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has canceled the March 27th and April 4th MCAT exams globally. There are flexible rescheduling options in place for students to take the exam through the end of May. The AAMC has indicated there will be additional test dates added. When that is announced, we will post the dates below. It is also likely that test scoring will be expedited for students applying for the 2021 admissions cycle.

At this time, Pearson | VUE testing centers, where the MCAT is administered, are closed until until April 15th, 2020.

We at MedEdits believe medical school admissions deadlines and processes may continue to change because of the impact on applicants’ educations and scholarly opportunities. Since this is a developing situation and solutions will depend on the spread of disease and the coordination of many different parties, these solutions will not happen quickly so please be patient.

MedEdits will keep you updated via our website, Facebook, and YouTube regarding all developments.

There are a total of 30 MCAT test dates in 2020. The MCAT is offered between January and September each year with no exam dates offered in February.

2020 MCAT Dates

Test Date / Score Release Date

January 17, 2020 / February 18, 2020

January 18, 2020 / February 18, 2020

January 23, 2020 / February 25, 2020

March 14, 2020  / April 14, 2020 (SOME EXAMS CANCELED)

March 27, 2020 / May 1, 2020 (CANCELED)

April 4, 2020 / May 5, 2020 (CANCELED)

April 24, 2020 / May 27, 2020

April 25, 2020 / May 27, 2020

May 9, 2020 / June 9, 2020

May 15, 2020 / June 16, 2020

May 16, 2020 / June 16, 2020

May 21, 2020 / June 23, 2020

May 29, 2020 / June 30, 2020

June 5, 2020 / July 7, 2020

June 19, 2020 / July 21, 2020

June 20, 2020 / July 21, 2020

June 27, 2020 / July 28, 2020

July 7, 2020 / August 6, 2020

July 18, 2020 / August 18, 2020

July 23, 2020 / August 25, 2020

July 31, 2020 / September 1, 2020

August 1, 2020 / September 1, 2020

August 7 2020 / September 9, 2020

August 8, 2020 / September 9, 2020

August 14, 2020 / September 15, 2020

August 29, 2020 / September 29, 2020

September 3, 2020 / October 6, 2020

September 4, 2020 / October 6, 2020

September 11, 2020 / October 13, 2020

September 12, 2020 / October 13, 2020

How do I register for the MCAT? 

You can register for the MCAT via the Association of American Medical Colleges website. Be sure to register early to ensure you can select your preferred test date and testing center location.

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.

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

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