Our priority during this testing season will be keeping examinees healthy and safe. The AAMC will cancel exams if the government guidance does not allow in-person testing. However, we also know that students need to plan, and so we have set up a two-step notification process for communicating with examinees who might have their exams at risk of being canceled due to government restrictions on non-essential business or other activities that would prevent MCAT exams from being held.
- Examinees testing in “at risk of cancellation” locations will receive an email 3-4 weeks in advance of their test date with the date they can expect to be notified if their exam is canceled.
- Approximately 10 days before their exam date, they will receive an email canceling their exam if the guidance in their location does not change.
At any point in the process, they can reschedule or cancel their exam based on their personal preferences. All rescheduling fees have been waived until further notice. We have developed a new webpage that includes a schedule of these communications and important information about scheduling an exam during COVID-19.
Yesterday, we sent emails to some June 5 examinees notifying them that their exams have been canceled, as well as emails to June 19 and 20 examinees holding exams at risk of being canceled.
We will keep you, as well as prehealth advisors, informed of these communications going forward. As we study the data available to us on regional restrictions, examinee behavior, and applicant trends, we will provide you with additional information to help you better manage the 2021 application cycle.