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 2023||60 Day Deadline||30 Day Deadline||10 Day Deadline||MCAT Score Release Dates|
|January 13, 2023||November 14, 2022||December 14, 2022||January 3, 2023||February 14, 2023|
|January 14, 2023||November 15, 2022||December 15, 2022||January 4, 2023||February 14, 2023|
|January 19, 2023||November 20, 2022||December 20, 2022||January 9, 2022||February 21, 2022|
|January 27, 2023||November 28, 2022||December 28, 2022||January 17, 2023||March 3, 2023|
|March 11, 2023||January 10, 2023||February 9, 2023||March 1, 2023||April 11, 2023|
|March 24, 2023||January 23, 2023||February 22, 2023||March 14, 2023||April 25, 2023|
|April 14, 2023||February 13, 2023||March 15, 2023||April 4, 2023||May 16, 2023|
|April 5, 2023||February 14, 2023||March 16, 2023||April 5, 2023||May 16, 2023|
|April 28, 2023||February 27, 2023||March 29, 2023||April 18, 2023||May 31, 2023|
|April 29, 2023||February 28, 2023||March 30, 2023||April 19, 2023||May 31, 2023|
|May 12, 2023||March 13, 2023||April 12, 2023||May 2, 2023||June 13, 2023|
|May 13, 2023||March 14, 2023||April 13, 2023||May 3, 2023||June 13, 2023|
|May 18, 2023||March 19, 2023||April 18, 2023||May 8, 2023||June 21, 2023|
|May 26, 2023||March 27, 2023||April 26, 2023||May 16, 2023||June 27, 2023|
|June 3, 2023||April 4, 2023||May 4, 2023||May 24, 2023||July 6, 2023|
|June 16, 2023||April 17, 2023||May 17, 2023||June 6, 2023||July 18, 2023|
|June 17, 2023||April 18, 2023||May 18, 2023||June 7, 2023||July 18, 2023|
|June 23, 2023||April 24, 2023||May 24, 2023||June 13, 2023||July 25, 2023|
|June 24, 2023||April 25, 2023||May 25, 2023||June 14, 2023||July 25, 2023|
|June 29, 2023||April 30, 2023||May 30, 2023||June 19, 2023||July 31, 2023|
|July 15, 2023||May 16, 2023||June 15, 2023||July 5, 2023||August 15, 2023|
|July 28, 2023||May 29, 2023||June 28, 2023||July 18, 2023||August 29, 2023|
|August 4, 2023||June 5, 2023||July 5, 2023||July 25, 2023||September 6, 2023|
|August 19, 2023||June 20, 2023||July 20, 2023||August 9, 2023||September 19, 2023|
|August 25, 2023**||June 26, 2023||July 26, 2023||August 15, 2023||September 26, 2023|
|August 26, 2023||June 27, 2023||July 27, 2023||August 16, 2023||September 26, 2023|
|August 31, 2023||July 2, 2023||August 1, 2023||August 21, 2023||Octopber 3, 2023|
|September 1, 2023**||July 3, 2023||August 2, 2023||August 22, 2023||October 3, 2023|
|September 8, 2023**||July 10, 2023||Augusut 19, 2023||August 29, 2023||October 13, 2023|
|September 9, 2023||July 11, 2023||August 10, 2023||August 30, 2023||October 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:
- 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.
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 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.
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
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 the 2023 MCAT?
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.
How many times is the MCAT conducted in a year?
The MCAT will be given out 30 times in 2023. You can view the specific MCAT dates in the above table.