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2021 MCAT Test Dates + Score Release Dates (The Complete List)

2021 MCAT test dates and score release dates have officially been announced by the AAMC!

It's time to decide on when is the best and smartest testing date for you. In this article, we'll show you how top scorers decided their MCAT exam day. 

To start off, here are the US and Canada 2021 MCAT test dates list if you haven't seen them already:

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2021 MCAT Test Dates

2021 MCAT Score Release Dates

January 15, 2021

February 2, 2021

January 16, 2021

February 2, 2021

January 21, 2021

February 9, 2021

January 25, 2021

February 9, 2021

March 13, 2021

April 13, 2021

March 26, 2021

April 27, 2021

April 10, 2021

May 11, 2021

April 23, 2021

May 25, 2021

April 30, 2021

June 1, 2021

May 1, 2021

June 1, 2021

May 14, 2021

June 15, 2021

May 15, 2021

June 15, 2021

May 20, 2021

June 22, 2021

May 28, 2021

June 29, 2021

June 4, 2021

July 7, 2021

June 18, 2021

July 20, 2021

June 19, 2021

July 20, 2021

June 26, 2021

July 27, 2021

June 30, 2021

August 3, 2021

July 17, 2021

August 17, 2021

July 22, 2021

August 24, 2021

July 30, 2021

August 31, 2021

August 7, 2021

September 8, 2021

August 13, 2021

September 14, 2021

August 21, 2021

September 21, 2021

August 26, 2021

September 28, 2021

August 27, 2021

September 28, 2021

September 2, 2021

October 5, 2021

September 3, 2021

October 5, 2021

September 10, 2021

October 12, 2021

September 11, 2021

October 12, 2021

2021 MCAT Test Dates + AAMC Registration Links

2021 MCAT Test Dates

Registration Link

January 15, 2021

January 16, 2021

January 21, 2021

January 25, 2021

March 13, 2021

March 26, 2021

April 10, 2021

Opens Feb 2021

April 23, 2021

Opens Feb 2021

April 30, 2021

Opens Feb 2021

May 1, 2021

Opens Feb 2021

May 14, 2021

Opens Feb 2021

May 15, 2021

Opens Feb 2021

May 20, 2021

Opens Feb 2021

May 28, 2021

Opens Feb 2021

June 4, 2021

Opens Feb 2021

June 18, 2021

Opens Feb 2021

June 19, 2021

Opens Feb 2021

June 26, 2021

Opens Feb 2021

June 30, 2021

Opens Feb 2021

July 17, 2021

Opens Feb 2021

July 22, 2021

Opens Feb 2021

July 30, 2021

Opens Feb 2021

August 7, 2021

Opens Feb 2021

August 13, 2021

Opens Feb 2021

August 21, 2021

Opens Feb 2021

August 26, 2021

Opens Feb 2021

August 27, 2021

Opens Feb 2021

September 2, 2021

Opens Feb 2021

September 3, 2021

Opens Feb 2021

September 10, 2021

Opens Feb 2021

September 11, 2021

Opens Feb 2021

[Canada] 2021 MCAT Test Dates

2021 MCAT Test Dates (Canada)

2021 MCAT Score Release Dates

January 17, 2021

February 18, 2021

January 23, 2021

February 25, 2021

March 14,2021

April 14, 2021

April 24, 2021

May 27, 2021

April 25, 2021

May 27, 2021

May 15, 2021

June 16, 2021

May 29, 2021

June 30, 2021

June 5, 2021

July 7, 2020

June 19, 2021

July 21, 2021

June 20, 2021

July 21, 2021

June 27, 2021

July 28, 2021

July 7, 2021

August 6, 2021

July 18, 2021

August 18, 2021

July 22, 2021

August 25, 2021

July 23, 2021

August 25, 2021

July 31, 2021

September 1, 2021

August 1, 2021

September 1, 2021

August 7, 2021

September 9, 2021

August 8, 2021

September 9, 2021

August 13, 2021

September 15, 2021

August 14, 2021

September 15, 2021

August 15, 2021

September 15, 2021

August 22, 2021

September 22, 2021

August 27, 2021

September 29, 2021

August 29, 2021

September 29, 2021

September 3, 2021

October 6, 2021

September 4, 2021

October 6, 2021

September 5, 2021

October 6, 2021

September 11, 2021

October 13, 2021

September 12, 2021

October 13, 2021

Summary

  • 31 MCAT test dates for 2021
  • Four test dates in January and then there's a break in February before regular testing resumes on March 14 until September
  • Final test date is on September 11, 2021
  • Score release dates are approximately one month after test dates

Over the years, we've helped a lot of premeds get into med-school and we recognize that each student is different, with different strengths, weaknesses, circumstances, resources, etc.

We're never claimed to have one template that works for each student. Instead we like working with each student's situation individually. 

BUT there are some key guidelines every student should follow and that's what we'll highlight here in this article. 

This will help you figure out your strategic approach for your unique situation, to ensure you never have to write the MCAT again.

THE GOAL: Maximize your chances of med-school admission.

FAQs: How To Choose An MCAT Test Date To Maximize Chances of Med-School Admission

First, the only way you can make the smartest and best decision for your test day is if you have all the information at your fingertips. So here we've succinctly noted pretty much everything you need to know to make a strategic plan and smart decisions about your test day.

Initially, we'll talk about med-schools that have rolling admissions, who review applications as they're received. Then, we'll talk about med-schools that have hard deadlines and no rolling admissions.

Keep in mind, most schools in Canada (and less than a dozen in U.S.) have hard deadlines and no rolling admissions.

With that said, let's begin...

When Is the most optimal time to take the MCAT?

Every med school has a limited number of seats in their classes. The more students they bring on, the less seats they have. Thus, applying early is key because it increases your chances of qualifying for a seat. Which means it would be smartest to choose one of the early MCAT test dates.

When admissions committee is reviewing your application, you want there to be 100% availability in seats so your chances of acceptance are high, as long as you meet specific requirements for your target school.

When should I apply if I want to be part of the very first set of applicants?

AMCAS applications open early May to submit to medical schools in early June, which means no matter how early you test, you'll only be able to input your application in May and apply in early June. And if you want to be part of the very first set of applicants, you've got to be ready hit that submit button on the very first day you can in June.

It takes approximately 30 days from your test date to get your MCAT score results back, therefore ideally, you want to choose one of the MCAT test dates that are on or before the final April test date so you can be ready when May rolls around.

Testing in January is a good idea if you studied all summer and fall, and feel ready to get the exam done with. This way you can get your scores by Feb and just wait until May to start application. You can use that time in the middle for a lot of things such as travel and extracurriculars.

When should I not take the MCAT?

If you're not ready by April, don't test in April! If you're not confident about hitting your MCAT score goal, then you're better off delaying - no matter what your test date is.

A mediocre score with early application doesn't get you accepted quickly, it gets you rejected quickly.

Should I test in August or later?

After August, competition usually reaches its peak. You can test at this time, but we wouldn't recommend it.

Some schools don't have rolling admissions and have hard deadlines. This doesn't mean that you should wait until the last minute to write your MCAT and risk not being prepared.

We recommend scheduling your MCAT test date at least 2 months before the deadline. This gives you breathing space and is valuable in the case that 'stuff happens'.

A lot of things can get in the way of your plan (environmental issues, physical issues, family issues, etc.), so be smart and don't schedule your test for the very last possible day because if something happens and you can't test that day, you'll be waiting an entire cycle.

What about applications in regards to the MCAT?

Don't treat your med-school application as any less important than your MCAT. Give yourself all the time you can for it.

Get it reviewed by credible people (those who are already in med-school). If you can, get started on them before applications even open by Googling the essays, getting all your transcripts, LORs, etc. ready to go.

If you write your MCAT early but don't submit your applications as soon as you possibly can, there was no point in you testing early in the first place.

When should I not go through with applications because of the MCAT?

Do not submit an application without an MCAT score, and just letting them know you're testing soon. Your application will most likely get 'passed on'. 

Don't apply if your score isn't near or at the med-schools criteria. If you didn't get the score you want, you can try other schools, but if you want your dream school, withhold your application, retest and get that target score.

Remember your MCAT score will be the deciding factor in whether or not the admission committee gives your application a second glance. With thousands of applications to go through, using the MCAT score is how they filter candidates (with computers). A 511+ score can make you competitive for most schools.

Understand how to 'hack the system' to get the highest score possible in the easiest way possible. The #1 way to accomplish this is to use the same approach and strategies that others have used to score over the 90th percentile on the MCAT.

Mastering content (more than you've ever studied for before) is only half the battle and that's something you can probably do well if you really tried. But that doesn't get you a competitive score. After a certain point, your score plateaus and doesn't increase. That's when you need strategy and you need to understand how to take this test that's unlike anything you've ever experienced before. 

That's when you can work with an MCAT Mastery Mentor to take your score to the 511+ mark.

Should I factor in retakes when I consider my MCAT test date?

No! You're not here to plan for failure. You're here to plan for success. This next date you're going to take the MCAT on, will be your last. That's the mindset top scorers have - and you will too.

Please don't take this test lightly. Do not let all of your years of hard work go to waste because of one exam that has been unfairly given the power to determine your future.

Study smart with the best strategies and make it your mission to make this the last time you'll ever face the MCAT. There are always easier, smarter methods to get what you want.

Lastly know that getting a score near or over 511 on the MCAT is not unrealistic for you. It's very possible regardless of your current situation. You just need to know how to approach the MCAT strategically and efficiently.

Everyone has a unique story and journey to med-school

No one can give you a direct route to becoming a doctor. If they say they can, be critical. You have unique strengths in your thinking, your personality, your circumstances - that's what we want to leverage to get you to your dreams. 

The MCAT was made to weed out those who don't know how to master it, because those are the type of exams you'll see in med-school. Which is why this test will be one of the hardest experiences you'll encounter...

But you'll get through it. We're here for you and are available to hold your hand to your score goal by test date. 

We've worked with hundreds of premeds over the last year and we've seen amazing transformations in mindset, scores, and confidence. Every student shows up struggling...

Some start out strong and feel the anxiety when their scores don't improve. Some are strong all the way through until there are only a few weeks left to the MCAT and they realize they're not on route to get the MCAT score they really want and need.

Others are terrified right from the start - not knowing how to even begin studying in the best way possible.

Many have to retake the MCAT all over again, dealing with even more pressure than before.

All of this can be avoided if students just take the time to first understand HOW to take the MCAT; how to study for it, how to approach passage-based questions, how to study for CARS, what the highest yield topics are, how to think through question stems and answer choices, how to finish the exam in the given time, what to study first, what to study last, how to schedule MCAT prep, how to first master the concepts and more importantly how to apply it all....

And that's not all - there's so much more to know!We can go on and on but the point is, you can't just jump into studying for the hardest exam of your life without a strategic plan, especially if the exam's primary goal isn't to test your knowledge (like all the other exams you're used to), but to stretch your knowledge!

Its goal is to test your limits by trying to trick you, confuse you, test your mental and emotional stamina, and ultimately see if you're truly med-school material. To score 510+ or even 508+ on this exam, you need to know what you're up against so you know how to take the MCAT...

And the best way to do that is to get the reliable insights and strategies which got  MCAT writers before you 90+ percentile MCAT scores. They figured out all the high leverage strategies so you don't have to. All you have to do is copy and apply them.

Yes, it will take a little time to learn their strategies. But it's worth it. Learning from their successes and mistakes can save you days, weeks, and even months of ineffective studying where your score is just staying stagnant. 

If that makes sense to you, check out these resources from top scorers or you can personally work with a top scorer here.  

Lastly, whether you're retaking from an attempt in 2020 or starting fresh to write your first MCAT in 2021, just remember that you have what it takes...

You're smart. It's all a matter of learning how it all works first

You got this,

The MCAT Mastery Team
Your MCAT Success Mentors

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Every year MCAT Mastery helps thousands of premeds in achieving their target MCAT score goal so they can get into the med-school of their dreams. The dedicated team at MCAT Mastery accomplishes this by conducting ongoing research and paid interviews with 90+ percentile MCAT scorers, to bring you the most credible, most proven MCAT prep strategies on the planet.

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