After reviewing state and local guidance, the AAMC and Pearson VUE have determined we are able to deliver the MCAT exam safely and in compliance with local requirements at this time. We will resume MCAT testing in all U.S. and Canadian locations on 6/19 and 6/20. We notified students yesterday that their exams will continue as scheduled. We anticipate that testing will continue going forward, but we will be monitoring the health and safety guidance closely through September.
The AAMC’s decisions about when to cancel or hold exams are informed by medical education and infectious disease experts in addition to the local advisories. We have worked with Pearson VUE to put in place rigorous health and safety measures at test centers to protect examinees. These include social distancing between workstations, during check-in, and in the common areas. Test center staff will conduct enhanced disinfecting procedures of workstations and equipment as well as the common areas and check-in points. All examinees and test center staff are required to wear masks. Gloves will be optional and hand sanitizer and tissues will be made available. You can read more about these health and safety precautions on Pearson VUE’s website.
Students will continue to have the option during this testing year to reschedule their exam at no cost or cancel it for a full refund in the MCAT Registration System. We are encouraging students to make the testing decision they feel most comfortable with and reminding them that there are plenty of available appointments across the remaining dates. If they prefer to test later this year, there are more than 14,000 appointments in June and July and more than 60,000 appointments in August and September.