MCAT Test Dates and MCAT Score Release Dates for 2023

The MCAT is a high stakes exam that requires a lot of studying. Knowing the various MCAT test dates will help you plan accordingly and be prepared on your test date.

In addition to knowing the dates of the exam, you should also be aware of the MCAT registration dates and the MCAT score release dates.

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has announced that there will be 30 MCAT test dates for 2023.

Summary: Review MCAT dates, MCAT registration dates, and MCAT score release dates below. For help studying, consider a MCAT prep course.

MCAT Test Dates 2023

MCAT Dates 202360 Day Deadline30 Day Deadline10 Day DeadlineMCAT Score Release Dates
January 13, 2023November 14, 2022December 14, 2022January 3, 2023February 14, 2023
January 14, 2023November 15, 2022December 15, 2022January 4, 2023February 14, 2023
January 19, 2023November 20, 2022December 20, 2022January 9, 2022February 21, 2022
January 27, 2023November 28, 2022December 28, 2022January 17, 2023March 3, 2023
March 11, 2023January 10, 2023February 9, 2023March 1, 2023April 11, 2023
March 24, 2023January 23, 2023February 22, 2023March 14, 2023April 25, 2023
April 14, 2023February 13, 2023March 15, 2023April 4, 2023May 16, 2023
April 5, 2023February 14, 2023March 16, 2023April 5, 2023May 16, 2023
April 28, 2023February 27, 2023March 29, 2023April 18, 2023May 31, 2023
April 29, 2023February 28, 2023March 30, 2023April 19, 2023May 31, 2023
May 12, 2023March 13, 2023April 12, 2023May 2, 2023June 13, 2023
May 13, 2023March 14, 2023April 13, 2023May 3, 2023June 13, 2023
May 18, 2023March 19, 2023April 18, 2023May 8, 2023June 21, 2023
May 26, 2023March 27, 2023April 26, 2023May 16, 2023June 27, 2023
June 3, 2023April 4, 2023May 4, 2023May 24, 2023July 6, 2023
June 16, 2023April 17, 2023May 17, 2023June 6, 2023July 18, 2023
June 17, 2023April 18, 2023May 18, 2023June 7, 2023July 18, 2023
June 23, 2023April 24, 2023May 24, 2023June 13, 2023July 25, 2023
June 24, 2023April 25, 2023May 25, 2023June 14, 2023July 25, 2023
June 29, 2023April 30, 2023May 30, 2023June 19, 2023July 31, 2023
July 15, 2023May 16, 2023June 15, 2023July 5, 2023August 15, 2023
July 28, 2023May 29, 2023June 28, 2023July 18, 2023August 29, 2023
August 4, 2023June 5, 2023July 5, 2023July 25, 2023September 6, 2023
August 19, 2023June 20, 2023July 20, 2023August 9, 2023September 19, 2023
August 25, 2023**June 26, 2023July 26, 2023August 15, 2023September 26, 2023
August 26, 2023June 27, 2023July 27, 2023August 16, 2023September 26, 2023
August 31, 2023July 2, 2023August 1, 2023August 21, 2023Octopber 3, 2023
September 1, 2023**July 3, 2023August 2, 2023August 22, 2023October 3, 2023
September 8, 2023**July 10, 2023Augusut 19, 2023August 29, 2023October 13, 2023
September 9, 2023July 11, 2023August 10, 2023August 30, 2023October 13, 2023

There are a total of 30 MCAT dates in 2023. Many months have 4 MCAT exam dates including January, April, May, August, and September. June offers the most MCAT dates with a total of 5 different options.

The last date to take the MCAT in 2023 is September 9. If you miss this date, you will need to wait until the next testing period starts (usually in mid-January).

Here is additional information from the official site.

The standard start time for the exam is 8:00 a.m. The MCAT exam dates listed above with an * indicate that two testing sessions are offered – one at 7:30 a.m. and one at 3:00 p.m.

If you want to start your preparation, consider using our MCAT practice questions.

Registration for MCAT

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), “you are eligible to take the MCAT exam if you are planning to apply to a health professions school.”

To register for the MCAT, follow these steps:

  1. Create an account on the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) website before registration opens.
  2. Keep track of your username, password, and security questions.
  3. Provide the personal information needed, ensuring that the data you provide matches the government-issued ID you intend to use as identification on the day of your test.
  4. Remember that after you’ve filled out all the personal info, you’ll be allowed to register for a test date and pick your preferred location.
  5. Click on “Find Seat” to see what’s available at your chosen location.
  6. If there are seats available, you can register for that test date. If not, search for other locations until you find an open seat.
  7. Keep in mind that you’ll need your credit card information to pay the registration fee. The standard registration fee is $325.

Steps to Register for the MCAT

MCAT Registration Dates

When considering MCAT registration dates, it is important to remember that there are 3 different deadlines for each MCAT test date. Those deadlines are as follows:

  • 60-Day Deadline
  • 30-Day Deadline
  • 10-Day Deadline

With that being said, registration for the MCAT can take place earlier than 60 days. Registration for January-June 2023 MCAT dates opens on November 14, 2022. Registrations for July-September MCAT dates opens February 2023.

The standard registration fee is $325, regardless of when you schedule (as long as it is 10 days before). The biggest difference between these deadlines is the fee you are charged when you change your MCAT test date or testing center.

Standard Change FeesDate or Test Center Reschedule FeeCancellation Refund
60 or More Days Before Exam$50$160
30-59 Days Before Exam$100$160
10-29 Days Before Exam$200$0

Please note that no changes are allowed less than 10 days before the exam. All deadlines are at 11:59 p.m. local test center time.

You can review the exact MCAT registration dates in the table above. Make sure you give yourself enough time as many students are unaware of how hard the MCAT is.

MCAT Score Release Dates

When taking this exam, there will be a set MCAT score release date. One nice thing about the MCAT is that you will know the exact score release date. You can view specific MCAT score release dates in the above table.

In general, you can expect your score to be released about 1 month after your MCAT test date. If there are 2 tests on back-to-back days, the scores are generally released on the same date. Scores are released by 5:00 p.m. ET on the scheduled date.

MCAT Schedule

The MCAT is a 7.5-hour, computer-based test with the reputation of being one of the most challenging standardized tests.

View the typical MCAT schedule you should expect below. You can expect for this exam to take up most of you day.

MCAT SectionTime
Examinee Agreement8 minutes
Tutorial (optional)10 minutes
Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems95 minutes
Break (optional)10 minutes
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills90 minutes
Mid-Exam Break (optional)30 minutes
Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems95 minutes
Break (optional)10 minutes
Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior95 minutes
Void Question5 minutes
Satisfaction Survey (optional)5 minutes
Total Content Time6 hours, 15 minutes
Total Seated TimeApproximately 7 hours, 33 minutes

MCAT Test Locations

There are test locations for the MCAT in every U.S. state and Canadian province. Check here to find your test location.

What is the Best Month to Take the MCAT?

When you take the MCAT depends on a few different factors, which you can determine by asking yourself some questions:

  • Are you planning to apply for med school after your fourth year of college, or are you planning on taking a gap year?
  • How much preparation time do you think you’ll need?
  • Have you completed all the courses that will be on the MCAT?

Ideally, you should choose a date that allows you to have plenty of time to study. You’ll also need to determine when the MCAT score release date is so you can submit your score early in the medical school application process.

If you take the MCAT the spring of your junior year, you’ll have time to retake the MCAT in the summer or following fall, if necessary.

MCAT Test Dates FAQs

The MCAT score release date is typically 1 month after the MCAT test date. These dates are set before the exam and can be found in our table above.

Registration for 2023 MCAT test dates will open October 13, 2022. The last MCAT test date for 2023 is September 9, 2023. View our table above for a complete list of every MCAT date.

The MCAT will be given out 30 times in 2023. You can view the specific MCAT dates in the above table.

Jordan Bilezikian
Dr. Jordan Bilezikian has his Doctor of Medicine from Florida State and is our MCAT expert.