What Time are the MCAT Scores Released? [2020 MCAT Score Releases]

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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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MCAT Score Release Chart for 2020:

MCAT 2020 Test Date (Start at 8AM) MCAT 2020 Score Release
Friday, January 17, 2020Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Saturday, January 18, 2020Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Thursday, January 23, 2020Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Saturday, May 9, 2020Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Friday, May 15, 2020Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Saturday, May 16, 2020Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Thursday, May 21, 2020Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Friday, June 5, 2020Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Friday, June 19, 2020Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Saturday, June 20, 2020Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Saturday, June 27, 2020Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Tuesday, July 7, 2020Thursday, August 6, 2020
Saturday, July 18, 2020Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Thursday, July 23, 2020Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Friday, July 31, 2020Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Saturday, August 1, 2020Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Friday, August 7, 2020Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Saturday, August 8, 2020Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Friday, August 14, 2020Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Saturday, August 29, 2020Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Thursday, September 3, 2020Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Friday, September 4, 2020Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Friday, September 11, 2020Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Saturday, September 12, 2020Tuesday, October 13, 2020

MCAT Score Release Chart for 2019:

2019 MCAT Start Date (8AM Start) Score Release Date (By 5PM EST)
Friday, January 18th, 2019Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
Saturday, January 19th, 2019Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
Thursday, January 24th, 2019Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
Friday, March 15th, 2019Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
Friday, March 29th, 2019Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
Friday, April 5th, 2019Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
Saturday, April 6th, 2019Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
Saturday, April 13th, 2019Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
Saturday, May 11th, 2019Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
Saturday, May 18th, 2019Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
Friday, May 24th, 2019Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
Friday, May 31st, 2019Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
Saturday, June 1st, 2019Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
Saturday, June 15th, 2019Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
Friday, June 28th, 2019Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
Saturday, June 29th, 2019Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
Wednesday, July 10th, 2019Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
Saturday, July 13th, 2019Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
Friday, July 19th, 2019Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
Saturday, July 20th, 2019Tuesday, August 20th,
Saturday, August 2nd, 2019Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
Saturday, August 3rd, 2019Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
Friday, August 9th, 2019Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
Saturday, August 17th, 2019Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
Friday, August 30th, 2019Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
Saturday, August 31st, 2019Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
Friday, September 6th, 2019Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
Friday, September 13th, 2019Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
Saturday, September 14th, 2019Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Related: Understanding Your Medical School Application for 2019

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! Read more on when to take the MCAT

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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

Volunteering is a huge way to stand apart in your med school application. Read our article how many hours is enough for med school to find out how to submit a competitive application.

Wondering about registration deadlines as well as fees? Check out our official MCAT Test Dates Guide.

Read more about MCAT scores:

Guide to the MCAT Score Conversion

What is a Perfect MCAT Score