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Submit your Fee Assistance Program (FAP) application prior to MCAT Registration (if applicable).If you are eligible for FAP, you must receive a FAP approval prior to registering for the MCAT exam or you will be charged the full MCAT fee. You must use the FAP application for the year in which you are registering, not for the year in which you are taking the exam. For example, if you are registering in 2013 for a 2014 MCAT, then you must have an approval for the 2013 FAP application.
Register early.For the best chance at registering for your preferred test date or location, we recommend you register 60 days or more in advance of the exam day. Please note that online pre-registration is required and that walk-in registration is not available.
Enter your name in the Scheduling and Registration system exactly as it appears on your identification (ID).If your name on your registration does not match your ID, we cannot allow you into the test center. The "Last Name" field in the registration system will allow you to enter two names. For example, if you have two family or surnames on your ID but you have entered only one on your registration, you will not be allowed to test. Other examples include entering your initials in the registration when your ID includes your full name, or entering an "English" version of your name that does not match your ID. Your first and last name on your ID must match the first and last name on your registration. If you need to make a change to your registration, you must make it by the late registration deadline (see 2013 Registration Deadline and Score Release Schedule) to give us sufficient time to notify the test center.
Test early if you plan to test more than once.If you think you may test two or three times this year, we recommend you plan your first attempt for January, March, April, or May. Since you can only hold one seat at a time, a nearby seat may not be available for you by the time you are allowed to register for August and September if you make your first attempt in June or July.
Ensure your contact information is accurate and up-to-date.Every so often we have to reschedule a very small percentage of examinees due to inclement weather, server outages, and other facilities issues. Therefore, we must be able to contact you. You are responsible for ensuring that your contact information is correct and current at all times. You can sign into the Scheduling and Registration system at any time to double-check or update your information.
Update your e-mail settings.When we do need to contact you, we try by phone and e-mail. Make sure your e-mail is set to receive e-mail from the AAMC ("aamc.org" and "aamcsurveys.org") and Prometric ("prometric.com") so it does not recognize us as spam.
Check your registration the day before test day.Sign in to the Scheduling and Registration system one more time to make sure you have the current address of your test center. As noted above, a change could have occurred. Make sure you have the current address.
Review your credit card statement for chargesThe fees charged for the MCAT exam will be listed on your credit card billing statement as "ASSN OF AMER MED COLL 202-862-6260 DC." If you experience problems with your transaction, please contact the MCAT Program Office directly at 202-828-0690 or mcat@aamc.org. Please note that all fees for MCAT exam appointments must be paid in full before you will be allowed to test.