What is the impact of novel coronavirus on pre-med students looking to take the MCAT?
The MCAT is only offered a few times a year, which makes any uncertainly in the process that much more difficult. Unfortunately, at this current time there is a lot of uncertainly in the world with COVID-19, or coronavirus, causing issues that reach far beyond just MCAT test dates.
UPDATE: as of April 10th, all MCAT exam administrations through May 21, 2020 have been canceled globally. You will receive a cancellation email if you haven’t already. Flexible rescheduling has been extended for exams taking place through the end of May.
Hospitals across the world are bracing for the impact of the virus. We know a lot of people will be affected in one way or another, but many students are concerned about one specific situation: What should they do if their MCAT date is canceled?
The answer is a moving target.
UPDATE: as of March 18th, the March 27 and April 4 MCAT exam administrations have been canceled globally. You will receive a cancellation email if you haven’t already. Flexible rescheduling has been extended for exams taking place through the end of May.
The situation will likely only get worse in the coming days with more states requiring closures and cancellations of any group gatherings. While the MCAT may not seem like a group gathering, Pearson testing centers certainly have lots of people in them at once.
In this video, you’ll learn:
Good luck out there!
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