MCAT Registration 2018 - As outlined by American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) and its testing partner Pearson VUE, aspirants are required to do their MCAT 2018 registration before the Bronze Zone deadline. MCAT is a computer-based test and the complete and MCAT registration 2018 procedure is done online. Candidates aspiring to pursue courses at health professional institutes are required to take the MCAT. The courses offered by the health professional institutions are Allopathic, Osteopathic, Podiatric and Veterinary medicine. This article explains the MCAT 2018 registration process and deadlines as well as MCAT 2018 Exam dates, and fee. Aspirants can check the complete process.
MCAT 2018 is being conducted in 18 countries around the world with every country having 1 – 5 test centres each. For every MCAT 2018 test date the aspirants have to register within the three deadlines offered by the AAMC called the Gold Zone, Silver Zone and the Bronze Zone deadlines. The MCAT 2018 scores for the exam are typically released between 30 – 35 days of the exam.
MCAT Registration Dates and Deadlines
Gold Zone Deadline*
Silver Zone Deadline**
Bronze Zone Deadline***
*GOLD Zone deadline: Last date to register and reschedule for MCAT at lower rate and receive a partial refund for cancelling an exam.
**SILVER Zone deadline: Last date for initial MCAT registration without a fee increase and last date to reschedule.
***BRONZE Zone registration deadline: Last date to register for MCAT 2018 (at a fee hike) and cancel a reservation.
MCAT Registration Fees
29 days before the exam
15 days before the exam
8 days before the exam
Reschedule fee of MCAT 2017*
No Cancellation/ refund
International Fee of MCAT 2017**
*Reschedule fee of MCAT 2018 for both date and test center
**These fees are in addition to the initial MCAT 2018 registration fee and are non-refundable upon registration cancellation.
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1. Create MCAT account: Aspirants have to create an AAMC account to register for MCAT 2018. An AAMC account can be created by visiting the AAMC website. The steps are outlined below.
MCAT Creating Account
Aspirants will receive a confirmatory email once they complete the account creation. Aspirants are advised to register at least 60 days before the exam to ensure availability of seats for the exam.
Aspirants can register for MCAT 2018 with only VISA and MasterCard. It is advised that the candidates ensure that they have VISA and MasterCards only.
Aspirants eligible for the Fee Assistance Program (FAP) must possess the FAP approval before they register for MCAT 2018. In case the aspirants do not have the FAP, aspirants will be charged the full application fee during MCAT 2018 registration.
Pearson VUE, the testing agency for Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) will conduct the MCAT 2018 at various MCAT test centres in 18 countries. Candidates can choose the MCAT 2018 Exam Centres most convenient to them. Countries other than USA and Canada have about 1 – 5 test centres each. Both USA and Canada have more than 30 test centres each. The AAMC suggests that the aspirants check for the nearest MCAT 2018 test centre before registering for MCAT 2018 test.
The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), a standardised test designed to evaluate a candidate’s knowledge of scientific concepts and principles insights important for pursuing a medical course in USA, its territories and Canada. The computer-based test evaluates a candidate on four disciplines Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems, Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems, Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behaviour and Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills. The MCAT exam syllabus consists of first-year courses of the above-mentioned disciplines
International aspirants are required to fulfil the basic eligibility criteria to appear for MCAT 2018. The MCAT 2018 eligibility for international aspirants is that they should be either pursuing or have completed their MBBS course. For American and Canadians, the eligibility is the knowledge of the first-semester biology, chemistry and psychology.
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