What Time are the MCAT Scores Released? – 2018 MCAT Score Release Schedule

You’ve taken your MCAT and now the waiting begins. What time are MCAT score released? How many days does it take to get my scores back? These are questions every MCAT test taker has had before you as well as every test taker will have after you. Thankfully, the waiting is not that long (depending on who you ask.) The MCAT score release takes place in about 30-35 days after the test and can be found on the AAMC official website. All MCAT score releases take place by 5PM ET on the scheduled date of the score release.

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Check out our MCAT Score Release Chart for 2018:

2018 MCAT Test Date (8AM Start)Score Release Date (by 5PM ET)
Friday, January 19th, 2018Friday, February 23rd, 2018
Saturday, January 20th, 2018Friday, February 23rd, 2018
Thursday, January 25th, 2018Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
Saturday, March 24th, 2018Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
Friday, April 6th, 2018Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
Friday, April 20th, 2018Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
Saturday, April 21st, 2018Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
Saturday, May 5th, 2018Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
Friday, May 18th, 2018Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
Saturday, May 19th, 2018Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
Thursday, May 24th, 2018Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
Friday, June 1st, 2018Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
Saturday, June 16th, 2018Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
Friday, June 29th, 2018Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
Saturday, June 30th, 2018Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
Saturday, July 7th, 2018Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
Friday, July 20th, 2018Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
Saturday, July 21st, 2018Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
Tuesday, July 24th, 2018Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
Friday, August 3rd, 2018Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
Saturday, August 4th, 2018Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
Thursday, August 9th, 2018Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
Friday, August 10th, 2018Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
Saturday, August 18th, 2018Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
Friday, August 31st, 2018Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
Saturday, September 1st, 2018Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
Saturday, September 8th, 2018Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
Tuesday, September 18th, 2018Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
Wednesday, September 19th, 2018Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Keep in mind that medical schools have a range of deadlines, so knowing your MCAT score release date is imperative to get them to admissions officers in time for review. Future years should follow a very similar schedule. Due to the MCAT score release delay, it’s important for you to take the MCAT by May if your intention is to be among the first applications to your top medical schools. Taking an exam later than May means that your test scores will be sent to medical schools after those who took it during May. As an example, if you took the MCAT on June 1st,  then the earliest this application can be reviewed is July 3rd. Med school admissions experts recommend submitting your application as early as possible, as applications that are submitted during the first cycle have an earlier chance of being reviewed and of acceptance!


Medical School Admissions

Your primary med school application is the initial screening of applicants and only part of it consists of your MCAT score. Here’s what you’re going to need when submitting a full primary application:

  • undergraduate transcripts
  • MCAT scores
  • information about meaningful activities or experiences
  • a short personal statement
  • letters of recommendation

Wondering about registration deadlines as well as fees? Check out our official test dates guide for 2018.

How to Change Your MCAT Registration

If you know you need to cancel or reschedule the MCAT, don’t delay! Find out your options and you may be able to receive a partial refund on your MCAT registration

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