MCAT® Exam with Accommodations
Review of applications submitted for the 2016 testing year will begin on October 15, 2015.
The AAMC is committed to providing all individuals with an opportunity to demonstrate their proficiency on the MCAT exam, and that includes ensuring access to persons with disabilities in accordance with relevant law.
If you have a disability or medical condition that you believe requires an adjustment to standard testing conditions, we encourage you to apply for accommodated testing. A decision on most requests will be made within 60 days of receipt of a complete application.
Below you will find a general overview of the accommodations process along with links to helpful information. You can also click on the menu to the left to navigate to a specific page.
Preparing Your Application
Take some time to familiarize yourself with the application process. Knowing application types, requirements, and review cycles will ensure that your request is processed as quickly and smoothly as possible. Submitting a late or incomplete application may jeopardize your ability to test on your preferred test date with accommodations.
- How do you know if you need accommodated testing?
- Application Time Frames and Types
- Application Requirements
Submitting Your Application
Once you have learned the requirements associated with your request and assembled your supporting documentation, it is time to complete and submit your application. All initial requests for accommodations should be submitted online using the MCAT Accommodations Online system. For more information, click the link below.
Receiving Your Decision
We will notify you via email once we have made a determination on your request. You can view your decision letter by logging into the MCAT Accommodations Online system. Your decision letter will also outline any additional steps you need to take at that point.
Confirming Your Accommodations
If your request is approved, there are a few things you may need to do to confirm a test date with your accommodations. For more information on the confirmation process, click the link below.
Sign in to MCAT Accommodations Online (MAO)