Are You Eligible to Take the MCAT Exam?
You may sit for the MCAT exam if you are preparing to apply to a health professions school. These include the following types of schools:
- Veterinary Medicine
Note: At the time of registration you will be required to accept a statement verifying your intention to apply to a health professions school. If, however, you are not applying to a health professions school, or if you are a currently enrolled medical student, you may obtain "special permission" to register for the exam.
You may take the exam up to three times in 2014-January 2015, but you may register for only one test at a time.
If you are an international student, you are welcome to take the MCAT exam provided that you meet the eligibility requirements described above. If you are in an MBBS degree program or hold the MBBS degree, you may register for the MCAT exam without seeking special permission.
There are two circumstances in which you must apply for special permission to take the MCAT exam:
- You wish to take the test for any reason other than applying to a health professions school, or
- You are a currently enrolled medical student (other than MBBS degree program)
To apply for special permission, please send an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org, stating the reason(s) you wish to take the exam. The MCAT exam office will attempt to review and respond to your request within five business days, although heavy volume may delay our ability to reply within this time frame. We therefore ask that you be mindful of registration deadlines, as staff cannot extend closing dates for any reason.
The Official MCAT® Self-Assessment Package
Analyze your MCAT knowledge. Discover how it can help you prepare.
Free MCAT Practice Test
e-MCAT.com offers full-length practice tests that mirrors the actual exam so you know what to expect on test day.