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MCAT Registration – how to register for the MCAT

  • by John
  • Apr 05, 2013
  • MCAT Blog, MCAT Long Form, MCAT Prep, MCAT Retake

To register for the MCAT exam, you need to create an account with the AAMC. Begin by going to this link and following the prompts on the screen:

Once you’ve created an account (or if you already have one), you may register for the MCAT by logging in with your AAMC username and password here:

Then, on the right side of the screen under “MCAT Registration” hit the link that says “click here” and follow the prompts on the screen. You’ll be asked to select a test date, a state, and then a testing location within the state.

If your state isn’t listed, then all of the testing seats for that test date have been filled. It is very important to register as early as possible because seats fill up fast. This is even more important now than in past years because the AAMC is not permitting wait-lists for the 2013 MCAT.

There’s an off chance that a seat may open up if other test takers cancel, so you can also re-check the registration site every day to see if a spot opens up. That’ll be a tedious and stressful process, however, so register early to avoid putting yourself in that position.


You will have to pay the registration fee by MasterCard or VISA when you first register at

Regular Registration:              $270

Additional Fees:

International Test Site:            $85

Late Registration:                   $75

Date Reschedule:                    $90

Change Test Center:                $90

The AAMC has a fee assistance program (FAP) for students who would otherwise be unable to take the exam or apply to medical schools. If you qualify for the program, your fee is reduced to $100. Keep in mind, though, that you must apply for and be accepted into the program before registering for the exam. If you think you’d qualify, contact the AAMC right away.

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