MCAT Test and Score Release Dates – Updated for 2023/24 Cycle | MedSchoolCoach

MCAT Test and Score Release Dates – Updated for 2023/24 Cycle


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2023 MCAT Dates Have Been Announced

More than 90,000 exams were administered during the 2022-23 cycle 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 opened 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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2023 MCAT Test Dates & Score Release Dates

Test DateScore Release Date
January 13, 2023February 14, 2023
January 14, 2023February 14, 2023
January 19, 2023February 21, 2023
January 27, 2023March 3, 2023
March 11, 2023April 11, 2023
March 24, 2023April 25, 2023
April 14, 2023May 16, 2023
April 15, 2023May 16, 2023
April 28, 2023May 31, 2023
April 29, 2023May 31, 2023
May 12, 2023June 13, 2023
May 13, 2023June 13, 2023
May 18, 2023June 21, 2023
May 26, 2023June 27, 2023
June 3, 2023July 6, 2023
June 16, 2023July 18, 2023
June 17, 2023July 18, 2023
June 23, 2023July 25, 2023
June 24, 2023July 25, 2023
June 29, 2023July 31, 2023
July 15, 2023August 15, 2023
July 28, 2023August 29, 2023
August 4, 2023September 6, 2023
August 19, 2023September 19, 2023
August 25, 2023September 26, 2023
August 26, 2023September 26, 2023
August 31, 2023October 3, 2023
September 1, 2023October 3, 2023
September 8, 2023October 13, 2023
September 9, 2023October 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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