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MCAT Test Dates

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is the standardized exam required for admission to medical schools in the United States and Canada. Since the MCAT requires a lot of studying, it is important to know the MCAT test dates.

In addition to knowing the MCAT exam dates, it is also important to know the MCAT registration dates and MCAT score release dates. Knowing and keeping track of all these different dates will help ensure you have a smooth study process and are prepared for your exam.

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has announced that there will be 30 MCAT test dates for 2022.

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

MCAT Dates 2022 60 Day Deadline 30 Day Deadline 10 Day Deadline MCAT Score Release Dates
January 14, 2022 November 15, 2021 December 15, 2021 January 4, 2022 February 15, 2022
January 15, 2022 November 16, 2021 December 16, 2021 January 5, 2022 February 15, 2022
January 20, 2022 November 21, 2021 December 21, 2021 January 10, 2022 February 22, 2022
January 21, 2022 November 22, 2021 December 22, 2021 January 11, 2022 February 22, 2022
March 12, 2022 January 11, 2022 February 10, 2022 March 2, 2022 April 12, 2022
March 25, 2022 January 24, 2022 February 23, 2022 March 15, 2022 April 26, 2022
April 8, 2022 February 7, 2022 March 9, 2022 March 29, 2022 May 10, 2022
April 9, 2022 February 8, 2022 March 10, 2022 March 30, 2022 May 10, 2022
April 29, 2022 February 28, 2022 March 30, 2022 April 19, 2022 May 31, 2022
April 30, 2022 March 1, 2022 March 31, 2022 April 20, 2022 May 31, 2022
May 13, 2022 March 14, 2022 April 13, 2022 May 3, 2022 June 14, 2022
May 14, 2022 March 15, 2022 April 14, 2022 May 4, 2022 June 14, 2022
May 19, 2022 March 20, 2022 April 19, 2022 May 9, 2022 June 21, 2022
May 27, 2022 March 28, 2022 April 27, 2022 May 17, 2022 June 28, 2022
June 4, 2022 April 5, 2022 May 5, 2022 May 25, 2022 July 6, 2022
June 17, 2022 April 18, 2022 May 18, 2022 June 7, 2022 July 19, 2022
June 18, 2022 April 19, 2022 May 19, 2022 June 8, 2022 July 19, 2022
June 24, 2022 April 25, 2022 May 25, 2022 June 14, 2022 July 26, 2022
June 25, 2022 April 26, 2022 May 26, 2022 June 15, 2022 July 26, 2022
June 30, 2022 May 1, 2022 May 31, 2022 June 20, 2022 August 1, 2022
July 16, 2022 May 17, 2022 June 16, 2022 July 6, 2022 August 16, 2022
July 29, 2022 May 30, 2022 June 29, 2022 July 19, 2022 August 30, 2022
August 5, 2022 June 6, 2022 July 6, 2022 July 26, 2022 September 7, 2022
August 20, 2022 June 21, 2022 July 21, 2022 August 10, 2022 September 20, 2022
August 26, 2022** June 27, 2022 July 27, 2022 August 16, 2022 September 27, 2022
August 27, 2022 June 28, 2022 July 28, 2022 August 17, 2022 September 27, 2022
September 1, 2022 July 3, 2022 August 2, 2022 August 22, 2022 Octopber 4, 2022
September 2, 2022** July 4, 2022 August 3, 2022 August 23, 2022 October 4, 2022
September 9, 2022** July 11, 2022 Augusut 10, 2022 August 30, 2022 October 11, 2022
September 10, 2022 July 12, 2022 August 11, 2022 August 31, 2022 October 11, 2022

There are a total of 30 MCAT dates in 2022. 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 2022 is September 10. If you miss this date, you will need to wait until the next testing period starts (usually in mid-January).

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.

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.

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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 2022 MCAT dates opens on October 13, 2021. Registrations for July-September MCAT dates opens February 2022.

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 Fees Date or Test Center Reschedule Fee Cancellation 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.

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.

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 Section Time
Examinee Agreement 8 minutes
Tutorial (optional) 10 minutes
Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems 95 minutes
Break (optional) 10 minutes
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills 90 minutes
Mid-Exam Break (optional) 30 minutes
Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems 95 minutes
Break (optional) 10 minutes
Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior 95 minutes
Void Question 5 minutes
Satisfaction Survey (optional) 5 minutes
Total Content Time 6 hours, 15 minutes
Total Seated Time Approximately 7 hours, 33 minutes

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

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. Learn more about how to get into medical school.

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.

When do MCAT scores come out?

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.

When can I register for 2022 MCAT?

Registration for 2022 MCAT test dates will open October 13, 2021. The last MCAT test date for 2022 is September 10, 2022. View our table above for a complete list of every MCAT date.

How many times is the MCAT conducted in a year?

The MCAT will be given out 30 times in 2022. You can view the specific MCAT dates in the above table.

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