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MCAT Test Dates: When, Where & How

November 14, 2022
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2023 MCAT DatesMCAT Start TimesMCAT Testing LocationsMCAT Score Release DatesFAQs: MCAT Test Dates 

”Rohan

Reviewed by:

Rohan Jotwani

Former Chief Resident in Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medicine, & Admissions Officer, Columbia University

Reviewed: 6/3/22

Taking the MCAT is a big step in your medical school journey, so it’s important to know your options for MCAT test dates! Here is when, where, and how to take the MCAT, including 2023 key dates.

So, you’ve been preparing for the MCAT for months and are ready to take the test. First, give yourself a pat on the back for all your hard work! Studying for the MCAT is no easy feat. When you feel prepared, you may start looking for MCAT test dates. 

We’ve included all the information you need about MCAT test dates in 2023. We’ll also talk about MCAT score release dates, where and how to take the test, and MCAT start times. Let’s get started!

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2023 MCAT Dates

As you may be aware, the MCAT is a computer-based standardized test administered several times throughout the year. There are 31 exam dates scheduled for 2023. 

These exam dates all run one 8:00 am exam per day. 

Below are two full tables of the AAMC’s MCAT exam dates for 2023 with their corresponding deadlines. Note that the 60 and 30-day deadlines refer to scheduling your test. The 10-day deadline is the final date to cancel, reschedule, or adjust your information. 

Table outlining the 2023 January-March MCAT’s Test Dates, 60 Day Deadline, 30 Day Deadline, 10 Day Deadline, and Score Release Dates
Table outlining the 2023 April-May MCAT’s Test Dates, 60 Day Deadline, 30 Day Deadline, 10 Day Deadline, and Score Release Dates
Table outlining the 2023 May-June MCAT’s Test Dates, 60 Day Deadline, 30 Day Deadline, 10 Day Deadline, and Score Release Dates
Table outlining the 2023 June-July MCAT’s Test Dates, 60 Day Deadline, 30 Day Deadline, 10 Day Deadline, and Score Release Dates
Table outlining the 2023 August-September MCAT’s Test Dates, 60 Day Deadline, 30 Day Deadline, 10 Day Deadline, and Score Release Dates
Source: AAMC

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MCAT Start Times

Each of the 31 MCAT test dates in 2023 has a start time of 8:00 am. The AAMC states that all MCAT exams start at this time unless otherwise noted in the chart. 

MCAT Testing Locations

Upon registering for the test, you can select the MCAT testing location that’s most convenient for you. The AAMC administers the test on the dates listed above in locations all across the U.S. You can see the exact location of your exam on your AAMC account. 

MCAT Score Release Dates

MCAT score release dates fall approximately 30-35 days after your test date. You can see precise score release dates on the AAMC table or MCAT schedule provided above. You can view your released test scores by logging into your AAMC account and clicking the “get your test scores” button on the website. 

All scores are set to be released by 5:00 pm (EST) on the scheduled date.

FAQs: MCAT Test Dates 

Still have questions about the MCAT test dates in 2023? Read on for more answers! 

1. When Do MCAT Scores Come Out? 

MCAT test scores are released approximately 30-35 days after your AAMC MCAT test date. 

2. What Time Are MCAT Scores Released? 

All MCAT scores are set to be released at 5:00 pm EST. 

3. Will I Be Notified When My MCAT Scores Are Released? 

You won’t be notified that your scores have been released, but you can check your account any time to see if they’ve been made available. 

Final Thoughts

You’ve stressed out enough over your MCAT prep; choosing your test date shouldn’t be stressful too. Ensure you give yourself enough time to retake the test if necessary before applying to medical school. 

Although you have until ten days before the test to schedule your date, it’s good to schedule it as far in advance as possible. That way, you won’t risk any complications, and you’ll have one less thing to stress about.

Good luck with your exam!

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