Unlike last year when AMCAS delayed sending applications to medical schools by two weeks due to the pandemic; this year, AMCAS began sending applications during its traditional end-of-June time on June 25, 2021.
Your MCAT score is typically a critical application data point that admissions committees use in student selection to medical school. Scores help admissions officers interpret grades and other academic data from undergraduate institutions with different curricular focuses and grading standards.
That said, some schools have announced that they will not take the MCAT into consideration this year due to the lingering effects of COVID and other factors. To see whether or not a specific school requires the MCAT this year, download the Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) Report for Applicants and Advisors.
Yes, there is precedent for AAMC moving the date that schools receive applications. The last time they did this was in 2020 due to the pandemic.
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