What are the MCAT dates in 2018? We’ve gotcha covered:
The good news, is you have 5 more MCAT dates in 2018 than were offered in 2017 (and there were 5 more in 2017 than the previous year). Oh joy! And remember, you can always bend your score upwards by getting a better score so why not try all 20?
Back to reality…here is the list of all 30 MCAT dates for 2018, including the date (around 30 days later in most cases) when your score will be revealed to the world.
Test Date Score Revealed
Friday, January 19 Friday, February 23
Saturday, January 20 Friday, February 23
Thursday, January 25 Tuesday, February 27
Saturday, March 24 Tuesday, May 1
Friday, April 6 Tuesday, May 8
Friday, April 20 Tuesday, May 22
Saturday, April 21 Tuesday, May 22
Saturday, May 5 Tuesday, June 5
Friday, May 18 Tuesday, June 19
Saturday, May 19 Tuesday, June 19
Thursday, May 24 Tuesday, June 26
Friday, June 1 Tuesday, July 3
Saturday, June 2 Tuesday, July 3
Saturday, June 16 Tuesday, July 17
Friday, June 29 Tuesday, July 31
Saturday, June 30 Tuesday, July 31
Saturday, July 7 Tuesday, August 7
Friday, July 20 Tuesday, August 21
Saturday, July 21 Tuesday, August 21
Tuesday, July 24 Thursday, August 23
Friday, August 3 Wednesday, September 5
Saturday, August 4 Wednesday, September 5
Thursday, August 9 Tuesday, September 11
Friday, August 10 Tuesday, September 11
Saturday, August 18 Tuesday, September 18
Friday, August 31 Tuesday, October 2
Saturday, September 1 Tuesday, October 2
Saturday, September 8 Tuesday, October 9
Tuesday, September 18 Tuesday, October 23
Wednesday, September 19 Tuesday, October 23
Most dates: May, June, July, August
As you can see, the MCAT dates are grouped around the most beneficial times for students….early enough in the semester (three in January!) so as not to crash your whole semester—only the first part—and early enough to repeat the test if needed; plenty of dates in April and May to satisfy earlybird applicants; a large grab bag of MCAT dates in June-August when school’s out; winding up with some straggling dates in early September to beat the final FINAL deadlines in October for most med schools.
The dates in the most popular months will fill up fast, so you should schedule as early as you know your preference. Otherwise, you may have to attend a test session in your 2nd choice of location. I didn’t plan ahead and had to fly to another state to take mine!
All tests begin at 8 a.m.
You can find a testing center where you live here. https://services.aamc.org/20/mcat/sitelisting
Good luck, but mostly good prep! This is one of those moments in life you don’t want to walk in unprepared, or gripped by anxiety. There are so many ways to ensure that you walk in with an air of confidence, knowing you can handle whatever is thrown your way.
Also, click here if you want to know: what’s the best MCAT prep course?
In addition to these MCAT dates, you may want details on what’s on the new test that launched in 2015, and is markedly different than the previous MCAT. If so, see my post: