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2019 MCAT Test Dates

The 2019 MCAT testing dates have been officially released by the AAMC! Registration for these tests will open in late October 2018. Check out the dates below and sign-up. Then begin crafting your MCAT study plan.

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There are a lot dates to choose from but be sure to choose wisely. One of the big considerations is when you plan on applying. Luckily, the AAMC includes the score release date for each testing administration. Typically, students apply in June for admission to medical school in Fall of the next calendar year. With that in mind, you’ll want to have your MCAT score well in advance so you know if you’ll need to retake the exam and have time to get your other components of your application together such as letters of recommendation, transcripts, and personal statement. The other big consideration for when you take the MCAT is when you’ll have the most time to prepare for the exam. Most students prepare for about 4-6 months prior to the exam. However, how long you want to study will be largely determined by how many points you need to increase to get the score you need. That means the first step is to take a diagnostic exam! You can sign up for our  free MCAT diagnostic through a free Next Step Account. If you’d like further advice on when the best time to take the MCAT is or the best ways to study, set up a free consultation with one of our Academic Managers. If you’re ready to get your MCAT preparation underway, take a look at our one-on-one MCAT tutoring options, our online MCAT course and our MCAT practice exam bundles.

The MCAT seats on a first-come, first-served basis and you don’t want to miss out on your preferred date or test center because you put off the decision. So make your decision wisely but quickly so you can get your preferred date and testing center. Looking for more info on the MCAT or medical school application process? Be sure to check back on the Next Step website for upcoming webinars and events. And don’t forget that Next Step is here to help with any questions you may have – email us at