AAMC just announced 2023 MCAT test dates, as well as score release dates. The 2022 MCAT testing cycle ended in September and now we are onto the 2023 MCAT cycle. More than 90,000 exams were administered as medical school continues to be as popular as ever. Registering for the 2023 exam early can assure you have the right timing, in the right location, for your exam.
Registration for the 2023 MCAT Testing year will open on October 25 and 26, 2022. You can save time on registration day by filling out your information in the MCAT Registration System in advance.
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|Test Date||Score Release Date|
|January 13, 2023||February 14, 2023|
|January 14, 2023||February 14, 2023|
|January 19, 2023||February 21, 2023|
|January 27, 2023||March 3, 2023|
|March 11, 2023||April 11, 2023|
|March 24, 2023||April 25, 2023|
|April 14, 2023||May 16, 2023|
|April 15, 2023||May 16, 2023|
|April 28, 2023||May 31, 2023|
|April 29, 2023||May 31, 2023|
|May 12, 2023||June 13, 2023|
|May 13, 2023||June 13, 2023|
|May 18, 2023||June 21, 2023|
|May 26, 2023||June 27, 2023|
|June 3, 2023||July 6, 2023|
|June 16, 2023||July 18, 2023|
|June 17, 2023||July 18, 2023|
|June 23, 2023||July 25, 2023|
|June 24, 2023||July 25, 2023|
|June 29, 2023||July 31, 2023|
|July 15, 2023||August 15, 2023|
|July 28, 2023||August 29, 2023|
|August 4, 2023||September 6, 2023|
|August 19, 2023||September 19, 2023|
|August 25, 2023||September 26, 2023|
|August 26, 2023||September 26, 2023|
|August 31, 2023||October 3, 2023|
|September 1, 2023||October 3, 2023|
|September 8, 2023||October 13, 2023|
|September 9, 2023||October 13, 2023|
You can register for the 2023 MCAT via The AAMC MCAT Registration Site. Be sure you are registering early in the process since MCAT dates can fill up very fast and unlike other exams, it is not offered year-round. We recommend that you start planning the process as early as possible.
Registration for January through June 2023 for the MCAT will begin on October 25 and 26 at noon eastern time. The date that registration opens varies on where your testing center is located.
Specifically, AAMC opens registration for test centers in part of the United States and some international locations (Group A) on Tuesday, October 25 at noon ET, and in all remaining test center locations (Group B) on Wednesday, October 26 at noon ET.
No, you can only register for a single MCAT test. The AAMC requires that you are only registered for one date at a time. You will not be able to register for more than one test day until you release your registration. You can, however, re-register once you have taken the MCAT.
MCAT scores are released to students about a month after the test date. 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. Once the MCAT score is released, if you have applied your schools will automatically be updated with the score!
MCAT scores are released at 5 pm EST on the score release date.
The standard registration fee for the MCAT is $330. This is reduced to $135 if you are part of the Fee Assistance Program.
There is also a cost to reschedule your exam of $50 to $200, depending on how far out you reschedule it.
If you are an international student, there is an additional $120 fee.
Thinking through MCAT timing, especially which month to take the MCAT, is an important consideration for most pre-medical students.
The MCAT is offered at various times throughout the year, and students should plan ahead to best understand when to take it. If you are taking the MCAT within the calendar year of your application, then you should aim to take the MCAT the Winter or Spring before. That means that August maybe too late to put in a good, early application to medical school.
Conversely, if you are taking a gap year before you apply, then August maybe a fine month to take it, and would also allow plenty of extra time to potentially retake it in later months.
To find out the best time for the MCAT for you, it’s best to discuss with a knowledge admissions coach about your individual situtation.
Once you have an MCAT test date set (or an estimated test date), it’s time to start your study process. Usually, we recommend at least 3 months of dedicated MCAT study time. AAMC, the body that puts out the MCAT, actually recommends studying for roughly 300 hours in total.
This dedicated study time allows you to review MCAT content, like an MCAT Audio Course and to do MCAT practice tests to test your knowledgeable.
Many students practice much more, up to 6+ months to get ready for the MCAT. You can study on your own, or even with a tutor, to help maximize your score. Overall, you want to make sure you have ample time to do content review, practice questions, flashcards and more before you dive into your actual MCAT test.
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