The MCAT is an admissions exam for medical schools. The multiple-choice test assesses physical and biological science knowledge, problem-solving ability and critical thinking skills. After registering for the MCAT, you may change the location or date for your exam if you meet certain conditions and pay an additional fee.
To change the location of your exam, space must be available at the new site. You must make the modification before the initial registration closes. The MCAT website includes a page with the registration deadline and score release schedule. A list displays the date that regular registration closes for each test date. Check that column to see if you still have time to make changes for your exam. Make any alterations online through the MCAT registration system. Complete this by 11:59 p.m. of the regular closing day.
You have many options when choosing a location to take the MCAT. Testing centers are available in more than 20 countries. The MCAT website includes a page that lists all MCAT testing center locations.
Living in upstate New York, Susan Sherwood is a researcher who has been writing within educational settings for more than 10 years. She has co-authored papers for Horizons Research, Inc. and the Capital Region Science Education Partnership. Sherwood has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University at Albany.