2020 MCAT Test & Score Release Dates

2020 MCAT Dates

The 2020 MCAT test dates & their corresponding score release dates have been published! Check it out below. For more information, visit aamc.org/mcat 

2020 MCAT Test Date 

Score Release Date

Friday, January 17, 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Friday, March 27, 2020

Friday, May 1, 2020

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Friday, May 15, 2020

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Friday, May 29, 2020

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Friday, June 5, 2020

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Friday, June 19, 2020

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Friday, August 7, 2020

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Friday, August 14, 2020

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Friday, September 4, 2020

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Friday, September 11, 2020

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Tuesday, October 13, 2020​

You can register for the 2020 MCAT via aamc.org/MCAT, but you will want to make sure you are registering early. MCAT dates fill up fast and unlike other exams, it is not offered year round. 

Registration for the MCAT is split into two different phases. In October of any given year, students can register for tests that are administered from Jan through May. In February, June through September test dates open for registration. You will want to register early to get a testing center near you!

Nope. You can only register for 1 date at a time per AAMC rules. You will not be able to register for more than one test day until you release your registration.

MCAT scores are release about a month after test date. You should take this into account when registering for the MCAT, as there is a point where it may not make sense to apply any longer that cycle. Check out When is the Latest I Should Take My MCAT for more information. 

MCAT scores are released at 5 pm EST on the score release date.

Should I Include College Activities on ERAS Application?

ERAS Application College Activities

The ERAS application Electronic Residency Application Service is an application you fill out during medical school in preparation for the MATCH process in order to obtain a residency. There are several common questions that come up in filling out the ERAS application. While it is similar to the AMCAS application in some regards, residency program director’s look at applicants experiences quite differently than a medical school admissions committee would. This leads to differences in the way the applications should be filled out and if college activities should be included on the ERAS application. Here are a few general rules of thumb:

  1. If it was published research, include it

Research is tremendously important to residency programs in most instances. Even if the research was NOT in the field you are applying into (and chances are that it wasn’t), you should still include any published or substantial research on your ERAS application. This includes poster presentations or oral presentations where you were the presenting author.

  1. If it relates to your speciality of chose, include it

This means that if you are applying into OB/Gyn and in college you spent hours volunteering at a women’s health center, this experience should absolutely be included because it adds to your narrative for residency programs.

  1. If it was substantial experience in some way, include it

If you were in Teach for America, the PeaceCorps or even did work during gap years before medical school, these are all substantial experiences that residency programs would love to hear about. They shaped who you are as a person, so they should be included on the ERAS application when you submit it.

  1. If it was for less than 40 hours, do not include it

The 40 hour mark is somewhat arbitrary, but basically if you had an experience in college that you did not invest a substantial amount of time into, then a residency program is not going to care about it. Do not include it as it will take away from more important experiences.

  1. If it was college volunteering on a small scale, do not include it

For ERAS, volunteer activities are far less important than they were for AMCAS. While we all love students who volunteer, college level volunteering will only bog down your residency application. You should have a few experiences from medical school that you can put on there instead.

Here is another tip for your ERAS activities section: KISS (keep it short and simple). As a residency program director, you have a few hundred applicants to wade through. When that PD looks at an application, they want to get out the crux of it right away. What’s important to their speciality and research is most important. You do not want your ERAS activities bogged down with dozens of college level activities that will only take focus away from the important things you’ve done in medical school!