Registering for the MCAT

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is administered multiple times from late January through early September, and offered at hundreds of test sites in the United States, Canada, and around the world.

Australian medical schools in Australia
Study at an Australian medical school (Photo: UQ)

If you are considering applying to an Australian Medical School for the 2017 intake, you will most likely need to write the MCAT. The MCAT is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess the examinee’s problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.

It is recommended that you visit the official MCAT website (https://students-residents.aamc.org/) for all of the important details regarding the test, including registration deadlines, testing dates, and locations.


Australian medical schools that require MCAT

  • Griffith Medical School
  • Melbourne Medical School
  • UQ Medical School
  • Sydney Medical School

Australian medical schools that do not require MCAT

  • JCU Medical School
  • Monash Medical School

MCAT 2016 Registration Deadlines



*GOLD Zone registration deadline: Last date to reschedule at the lower rate and last date to receive a partial refund for cancelling an exam.

**SILVER Zone registration deadline: Last date for initial registration without a fee increase and last date to reschedule.

***BRONZE Zone registration deadline: Last date to cancel a reservation.

All deadlines are at 11:59 PM ET on the day of the deadline


Test Date (2016) Gold Zone Begins Gold Zone Deadline* Silver Zone Deadline** Bronze Zone Deadline**
January 22 Oct. 21 Dec. 22 Jan. 8 Jan. 15
January 23 Oct. 21 Dec. 23 Jan. 8 Jan. 15
April 1 Oct. 21 Mar. 1 Mar. 18 Mar. 25
April 23 Oct. 21 Mar. 23 Apr. 8 Apr. 15
May 6 Oct. 21 Apr. 6 Apr. 22 Apr. 29
May 14 Oct. 21 Apr. 14 Apr. 29 May 6
May 20 Oct. 21 Apr. 20 May 6 May 13
June 2 Feb. 10 May 2 May 19 May 26
June 18 Feb. 10 May 18 June 3 June 10
July 8 Feb. 10 June 8 June 24 July 1
July 9 Feb. 10 June 9 June 24 July 1
July 22 Feb. 10 June 22 July 8 July 15
Aug. 4 Feb. 10 July 5 July 21 July 28
Aug. 5 Feb. 10 July 5 July 22 July 29
Aug. 19 Feb. 10 July 19 Aug. 5 Aug 12
Aug. 20 Feb. 10 July 20 Aug. 5 Aug. 12
Aug. 25 Feb. 10 July 25 Aug. 11 Aug. 18
Sep. 1 Feb. 10 Aug. 1 Aug. 18 Aug. 25
Sep. 9 Feb. 10 Aug. 9 Aug. 26 Sep. 2
Sep. 10 Feb. 10 Aug. 10 Aug. 26 Sep. 2

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