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2023 MCAT Test Dates and Everything You Need to Know to Register

AAMC just released 2023 MCAT test dates. Read on for the full schedule, suggested prep dates, important links and must-know MCAT FAQs.


Test Date Score Release Date Register Begins

Prep Start Time (6 Month Study Plan)

Prep Start Time (3 Month Study Plan)
Jan 13 Feb 14 Oct 25 or 26 Jul 2022 Oct 2022
Jan 14 Feb 14 Oct 25 or 26 Jul 2022 Oct 2022
Jan 19 Feb 21 Oct 25 or 26 Jul 2022 Oct 2022
Jan 27 Mar 3 Oct 25 or 26 Jul 2022 Oct 2022
Mar 11 Apr 11 Oct 25 or 26 Sept 2022 Dec 2022
Mar 24 Apr 25 Oct 25 or 26 Sept 2022 Dec 2022
Apr 14 May 16 Oct 25 or 26 Nov 2022 Jan 2023
Apr 15 May 16 Oct 25 or 26 Nov 2022 Jan 2023
Apr 28 May 31 Oct 25 or 26 Nov 2022 Jan 2023
Apr 29 May 31 Oct 25 or 26 Nov 2022 Jan 2023
May 12 Jun 13 Oct 25 or 26 Dec 2022 Feb 2023
May 13 Jun 13 Oct 25 or 26 Dec 2022 Feb 2023
May 18 Jun 21 Oct 25 or 26 Dec 2022 Feb 2023
May 26 Jun 27 Oct 25 or 26 Dec 2022 Feb 2023
Jun 3 Jul 6 Oct 25 or 26 Jan 2023 Mar 2023
Jun 16 Jul 18 Oct 25 or 26 Jan 2023 Mar 2023
Jun 17 Jul 18 Oct 25 or 26 Jan 2023 Mar 2023
Jun 23 Jul 25 Oct 25 or 26 Jan 2023 Mar 2023
Jun 24 Jul 25 Oct 25 or 26 Jan 2023 Mar 2023
Jun 29 Jul 31 Oct 25 or 26 Jan 2023 Mar 2023
Jul 15 Aug 15 TBA Feb 2023 Apr 2023
Jul 28 Aug 29 TBA Feb 2023 Apr 2023
Aug 4 Sep 6 TBA Mar 2023 May 2023
Aug 19 Sep 19 TBA Mar 2023 May 2023
Aug 25 Sep 26 TBA Mar 2023 May 2023
Aug 26 Sep 26 TBA Mar 2023 May 2023
Aug 31 Oct 3 TBA Mar 2023 May 2023
Sep 1 Oct 3 TBA Apr 2023 Jun 2023
Sep 8 Oct 13 TBA Apr 2023 Jun 2023
Sep 9 Oct 13 TBA Apr 2023 Jun 2023

Sketchy here—if you didn’t drop your phone in the ocean while taking snorkel selfies on your last summer vacation hurrah (seriously who would do that), then you might have heard the news. No, we’re not talking about the new pizza oven in the basement of the science building, though that’s a game changer. We’re talking about the 2023 MCAT test dates. In case you’re scanning this super fast in the back of genetics lecture, we just said 2023 MCAT TEST DATES. Yeah, we know, it’s uh kinda terrifying. To help with the fears, we’ve put together all the need-to-know details. Scroll down for the top hits, and then you can get back to TikTok.

First, a couple important links to bookmark: 

 

FAQs:

What is the MCAT?

The Medical College Admission Test (i.e. the MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice, computer-based test administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). It’s about 7.5 hours long and designed to test future medical students on the key prerequisites required for success in medical school and clinical practice. An MCAT score is required to apply to nearly all medical schools in the United States and Canada. According to the testmaker, over 85,000 students take the exam every year.

 

What’s on the MCAT?

The MCAT exam has four timed sections:
  • Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems (95 minutes, 59 questions)
  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) (90 minutes, 53 questions)
  • Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems (95 minutes, 59 questions)
  • Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior (95 minutes, 59 questions)

What are recommended study resources?

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When should I study for the MCAT?

Most students allot 3-6 months of dedicated time for MCAT prep, though students with heavier school or work schedules should leave more time (up to a year or more). To make your study schedule, work backwards from your test date, make a weekly schedule, and start your prep with enough lead time to study 250-300 hours total.

 

When should I take the MCAT?

Think about your medical school admission deadlines and MCAT score release dates to make sure you’ll have your scores before applications are due. Typically, the May/June test dates are popular MCAT taking times because you’ll have results in for med school applications due in the Fall-Winter.

 

When should I register for the MCAT?

Once you know your target test date, register as soon as you can! Seats fill up fast, so if you want a local testing center you will want to reserve the seat right away. You can always change your test date later if necessary (albeit with a fee, depending on how far out from the test date you are rescheduling).

 

How much does the MCAT cost?

The MCAT registration fee is $330. With the Fee Assistance Program, registration fee is reduced to $135. Note: Students testing outside the US, Canada, or US Territories will be charged a $120 International fee in addition to the initial registration fee. International fees are non-refundable upon registration cancellation.

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