2022 MCAT Test Dates

When Can I Take the MCAT in 2022?

Which Month is the Best to take the MCAT?

There are four available MCAT test dates in January 2022:

  1. January 14, 2022
  2. January 15, 2022
  3. January 20, 2022
  4. January 21, 2022

January is the ideal option for students who wish to take the earliest available test date. Taking the test in January permits enough time to re-take if necessary and still make the early admissions deadlines. January test dates are also ideal for out of school students who have completed their prerequisites and are taking an interim year before matriculating into medical school or for students who attend schools that give a long break between fall and spring semesters.

January test takers should start preparing in September with the start of the fall semester.

There are six available MCAT test dates in March/April 2022:

  1. March 12, 2022
  2. March 25, 2022
  3. April 8, 2022
  4. April 9, 2022
  5. April 29, 2022
  6. April 30, 2022

March/April test dates are an excellent option for students who wish to have their scores back from the AAMC before the start of the application cycle. This gives applicants a distinct advantage in rolling admissions since their applications will be complete and ready for review by early June when applications open up.

Preparation for the March/April tests can begin as early as September with the start of fall classes, or as late as January with the start of spring classes.

There are 5 available MCAT test dates in May 2022:

  1. May 13, 2022
  2. May 14, 2022
  3. May 19, 2022
  4. May 27, 2022

Students who have already completed their finals can then fully focus on taking the MCAT without any other academic distractions. In addition, students' scores will be ready by late June, just after the start of the application cycle. May is also a good choice for students who wish to maintain the option to retest later in the summer before the close of the application cycle.

Preparation for the May tests can begin as early as October during the middle of fall classes, or as late as January with the start of spring classes.

There are six available MCAT test dates in June 2022:

  1. June 4, 2022
  2. June 17, 2022
  3. June 18, 2022
  4. June 24, 2022
  5. June 25, 2022
  6. June 30, 2022

Because many students wish to take the MCAT in June, students are advised to register well in advance. June is a very popular test date as it offers the unique convenience of allowing time for preparation over the summer as well as the ability to retest during the same application cycle.

Preparation for the June MCAT can begin as early as January with the start of spring classes, with lots of free time during the summer spent on practice.

There are two available MCAT test dates in July 2022:

  1. July 16, 2022
  2. July 29, 2022

July will be a popular choice for students wishing to take the early half of summer to prepare for the test. July will also be popular as students who've taken the exam earlier in the year look to re-take the exam

Preparation for the July exam can begin as early as January with the beginning of the spring semester or during in March.

There are four available MCAT test dates in August 2022:

  1. August 5, 2022
  2. August 20, 2022
  3. August 26, 2022
  4. August 27, 2022

The August exam dates are ideal for students who need longer preparation time for the MCAT. These testing options will also be very popular with retesting students who wish to take the test again before the first application deadlines in October.

Preparation for the August dates can begin as early as March for out of school students, or mid-May after finals.

There are three available MCAT test dates in September 2022:

  1. September 2, 2022
  2. September 9, 2022
  3. September 10, 2022

The September exam dates are ideal for students who need longer preparation time for the MCAT.

These testing options will also be very popular with retesting students who wish to take the test again before the first application deadlines in October.

Preparation for the September dates can begin as early as March for out of school students, or mid-May after finals.

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