MCAT Test Dates

MCAT Test Date (all exams start at 8 a.m.) Score Release Date
Friday, January 18, 2019 Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019 Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019 Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Friday, March 15, 2019 Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Friday, March 29, 2019 Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Friday, April 5, 2019 Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Saturday, April 6, 2019 Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Saturday, April 13, 2019 Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Saturday, May 11, 2019 Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Saturday, May 18, 2019 Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Thursday, May 23, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Friday, May 24, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Friday, May 31, 2019 Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Saturday, June 1, 2019 Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Saturday, June 15, 2019 Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Friday, June 28, 2019 Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Saturday, June 29, 2019 Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Saturday, July 13, 2019 Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Friday, July 19, 2019 Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Saturday, July 20, 2019 Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Friday, August 2, 2019 Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Saturday, August 3, 2019 Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Friday, August 9, 2019 Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019 Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Friday, August 30, 2019 Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019 Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Friday, September 6, 2019 Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Friday, September 13, 2019 Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019 Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), administered by the AAMC, is a standardized multiple-choice examination given to prospective medical school students.

The exam assesses a test-takers critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and a test-taker’s knowledge of natural, behavioral, and social science concepts and principles.

How much does it cost to register for the MCAT?

The registration fee for the MCAT is $315.

How is the exam scored?

The MCAT is scored on a scale ranging from 472 to 528 with the average score being about 500.

What are the MCAT Scheduling dates?

You have the option of taking the MCAT exam on 3 different dates in January of 2019 and then 27 dates that fall between March and September 2019.

When is the best time to register for the MCAT?

Although you have many opportunities to take the MCAT, you should not wait until the last minute to register.

Many factors go into deciding when to take your MCAT, some of which include:

  • Whether you will want to re-take the exam: Taking the MCAT earlier in the year gives you the option of retaking it at a later date if you get a score that you’re not satisfied with.

  • When you plan on attending medical school: Many examinees choose to schedule the exam the same year they apply to medical school.

  • Whether you feel confident in your knowledge of the material you will be tested on: The MCAT tests you on a broad range of subjects including:
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Biology
    • General and Organic Chemistry
    • First-semester Biochemistry

It’s important that you feel comfortable with these subjects before registering for the MCAT.

How many times can I take the MCAT?

The number of times you can take the MCAT is as follows:

During a single year:

You may take the MCAT up to three times in a single year.

Two consecutive-year periods:

You may take the MCAT up to four times.


You may take the MCAT exam up to seven times in a lifetime.

If I don’t get a score that I’m proud of, how long do I have to wait before I can schedule another MCAT exam?

When it comes to the MCAT, you don’t have to wait very long to schedule another exam date. However, you must wait a minimum of 48 hours following the exam you took, before scheduling another seat.

*Important: You are not permitted to schedule more than one MCAT testing session at a time.

Who is a good candidate for the January MCAT?

The January MCAT is for those who have recently completed their MCAT prerequisite coursework.

What are the benefits of taking the exam as early as January?

The great thing about taking the exam early in the year is that you are able to get it out of the way so that you can focus on the rest of your application. You also have the holiday break, which gives you more time to study and prepare for the MCAT.

What are the benefits of the taking the exam in March, April, or May?

Taking the exam during the spring months is a popular choice for many students, because of how close these months are to the opening of the application cycle in June. Taking the MCAT during one of these months also gives you some extra studying time.

I’m thinking about taking the MCAT during the summer. Is this a good idea?

Many students choose to take the MCAT during the summer so that they can spend the upcoming school year focusing on course work. Taking the MCAT during the summer months gives students the opportunity to dedicate their time to studying for the exam.

*Important: Keep in mind that if you choose to take the exam during the summer months, the application cycle will have already started.

I’m trying to figure out the best year to take the MCAT. Any suggestions?

It’s important to take you MCAT after you complete all of your MCAT prerequisite coursework. Most students complete their prerequisite coursework the fall of their junior year.

For those wanting to go straight to medical school after they graduate college, they will need to take the MCAT May of their junior year so that they can submit their application in June.

If you want to attend medical school with one year in between, you will need to take your MCAT May of your senior year, and then submit your application in June.

Taking the MCAT the summer after you graduate would mean two years between college and medical school. If this option works for you, then you will need to submit your application in June after you graduate college.

How long do you think I should study for the MCAT?

The MCAT is a difficult exam to pass, which means significant time needs to be dedicated to studying for it. The amount of time taken to study for the exam depends on you, but for a lot of students 2 to 4 months is a necessary amount of time.

I need to prepare. Any recommendations for study material?

Yes! If you need a study resource that is both detailed and aimed at helping test-takers score high on their MCAT exam the first time they take it, then you want to go with Mometrix Test Preparation.

Our study guide is designed for students that want to focus on only the material that will most likely show up on the MCAT.

If you want to study even more effectively, you may find benefit from our flashcards. The flashcards from Mometrix are detailed and supplement the information you obtain from the study guide.

If you want a grade on you MCAT that you are proud of, Mometrix is here to help.

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Last updated: 01/08/2019


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