MCAT Test Information and Registration Dates 2016

January 21, 2016

MCAT Test Information and Registration Dates 2016

MCAT Test Information and Registration Dates 2011.

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess the examinee’s problem solving, critical thinking, writing skills, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. Scores are reported in Verbal Reasoning, Physical Sciences, Writing Sample, and Biological Sciences. Medical colleges consider MCAT exam scores as part of their admission process.

Almost all U.S. medical schools require applicants to submit MCAT exam scores. Many schools do not accept MCAT exam scores that are more than three years old.

The MCAT exam is administered multiple times from late January through early September, and offered at hundreds of test sites in the United States, Canada, and around the world.

Regular registration for the MCAT costs $305, with an additional $75 – $135 for late registration costs. The AAMC Fee Assistance Program (FAP) aids individuals with extreme financial limitations who otherwise could not take the exam. The program reduces the regular testing fee for eligible individuals from $305 to $115. For more information, visit Association of American Medical Colleges.

2016 Registration Dates

Test Date – Friday, January 22

  • Registration Opens – October 21, 2015
  • Regular Registration Closes* 11:59 p.m. ET – December 22, 2015
  • Late Registration Closes** 11:59 p.m. ET- January 8, 2016


Test Date – Saturday, January 23

  • Registration Opens – October 21, 2015
  • Regular Registration Closes* 11:59 p.m. ET – December 23, 2015
  • Late Registration Closes** 11:59 p.m. ET- January 8, 2016


Test Date – Friday, April 1

  • Registration Opens – October 21, 2015
  • Regular Registration Closes* 11:59 p.m. ET – March 1, 2016
  • Late Registration Closes** 11:59 p.m. ET- March 18, 2016


Test Date – Saturday, April 23

  • Registration Opens – October 21, 2015
  • Regular Registration Closes* 11:59 p.m. ET – March 23, 2016
  • Late Registration Closes** 11:59 p.m. ET- April 8, 2016


Test Date – Friday, May 6

  • Registration Opens – October 21, 2015
  • Regular Registration Closes* 11:59 p.m. ET – April 6, 2016
  • Late Registration Closes** 11:59 p.m. ET- April 22, 2016


Test Date – Saturday, May 14

  • Registration Opens – October 21, 2015
  • Regular Registration Closes* 11:59 p.m. ET – April 14, 2016
  • Late Registration Closes** 11:59 p.m. ET- April 29, 2016


Test Date – Saturday, May 20

  • Registration Opens – October 21, 2015
  • Regular Registration Closes* 11:59 p.m. ET – April 20, 2016
  • Late Registration Closes** 11:59 p.m. ET- May 6, 2016


Test Date – Thursday, June 2

  • Registration Opens – February 10, 2016
  • Regular Registration Closes* 11:59 p.m. ET – May 2, 2016
  • Late Registration Closes** 11:59 p.m. ET- May 19, 2016


Test Date – Saturday, June 18

  • Registration Opens – February 10, 2016
  • Regular Registration Closes* 11:59 p.m. ET – May 18, 2016
  • Late Registration Closes** 11:59 p.m. ET- June 3, 2016


Test Date – Friday, July 8

  • Registration Opens – February 10, 2016
  • Regular Registration Closes* 11:59 p.m. ET – June 8, 2016
  • Late Registration Closes** 11:59 p.m. ET- June 24, 2016


Test Date – Saturday, July 9

  • Registration Opens – February 10, 2016
  • Regular Registration Closes* 11:59 p.m. ET – June 9, 2016
  • Late Registration Closes** 11:59 p.m. ET- June 24, 2016


Test Date – Friday, July 22

  • Registration Opens – February 10, 2016
  • Regular Registration Closes* 11:59 p.m. ET – June 22, 2016
  • Late Registration Closes** 11:59 p.m. ET- July 8, 2016


Test Date – Thursday, August 4

  • Registration Opens – February 10, 2016
  • Regular Registration Closes* 11:59 p.m. ET – July 5, 2016
  • Late Registration Closes** 11:59 p.m. ET- July 21, 2016


Test Date – Friday, August 5

  • Registration Opens – February 10, 2016
  • Regular Registration Closes* 11:59 p.m. ET – July 5, 2016
  • Late Registration Closes** 11:59 p.m. ET- July 22, 2016


Test Date – Friday, August 19

  • Registration Opens – February 10, 2016
  • Regular Registration Closes* 11:59 p.m. ET – July 19, 2016
  • Late Registration Closes** 11:59 p.m. ET- August 5, 2016


Test Date – Saturday, August 20

  • Registration Opens – February 10, 2016
  • Regular Registration Closes* 11:59 p.m. ET – July 20, 2016
  • Late Registration Closes** 11:59 p.m. ET- August 5, 2016


Test Date – Thursday, August 25

  • Registration Opens – February 10, 2016
  • Regular Registration Closes* 11:59 p.m. ET – July 25, 2016
  • Late Registration Closes** 11:59 p.m. ET- August 11, 2016


Test Date – Thursday, September 1

  • Registration Opens – February 10, 2016
  • Regular Registration Closes* 11:59 p.m. ET – August 1, 2016
  • Late Registration Closes** 11:59 p.m. ET- August 18, 2016


Test Date – Friday, September 9

  • Registration Opens – February 10, 2016
  • Regular Registration Closes* 11:59 p.m. ET – August 9, 2016
  • Late Registration Closes** 11:59 p.m. ET- August 26, 2016


Test Date – Saturday, September 10

  • Registration Opens – February 10, 2016
  • Regular Registration Closes* 11:59 p.m. ET – August 10, 2016
  • Late Registration Closes** 11:59 p.m. ET- August 26, 2016


Registration Closes: Last day to reschedule an exam at lower rate and cancel an examination with partial refund.

Late Registration Closes: Last date for initial registration without a fee increase and last date to reschedule.

Information compiled from Association of American Medical Colleges. For more information, see Association of American Medical Colleges.

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