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 Test Dates 2022
|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.
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:
- Create an account on the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) website before registration opens.
- Keep track of your username, password, and security questions.
- 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.
- 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.
- Click on "Find Seat" to see what's available at your chosen location.
- If there are seats available, you can register for that test date. If not, search for other locations until you find an open seat.
- 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.
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.
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.
|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|
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. 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.
MCAT Test Dates FAQS