MCAT Canada Registration - Information for Canadian Test Registrants
The MCAT exam is offered at various centres in Canada from the end of January to early September. An individual can only register for one test session and can take the exam a maximum of three times a year. Students are recommended to register at least 60 days prior to their preferred exam date.
Students can register for the MCAT by visiting www.aamc.org/mcat.
For further information regarding location or scheduling, contact the MCAT office by mail, phone, and email:
Association of American Medical Colleges
Medical College Admission Test
2450 N St., NW
Washington, DC 20037
email@example.com (Do not send attachments)
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST
The following chart outlines MCAT test dates for 2012, Registration Deadlines, and the Score Release Schedule.
|Test Date||Registration Opens||Regular Registration
11:59 PM EST
11:59 PM EST
After 5 PM EST
|Thursday, January 24, 2013||October 16, 2012||January 10, 2013||January 17, 2013||February 26, 2013|
|Saturday, January 26, 2013||October 16, 2012||January 12, 2013||January 19, 2013||February 26, 2013|
|Saturday, March 23, 2013||October 16, 2012||March 9, 2013||March 16, 2013||April 23, 2013|
|Thursday, April 4, 2013||October 16, 2012||March 21, 2013||March 28, 2013||May 7, 2013|
|Friday, April 26, 2013
||October 16, 2012||April 12, 2013||April 19, 2013||May 29, 2013|
|Saturday, April 27, 2013
||October 16, 2012||April 13, 2013||April 20, 2013
||May 29, 2013|
|Saturday, May 11, 2013||October 16, 2012||April 27, 2013||May 4, 2013||June 11, 2013|
|Saturday, May 18, 2013||October 16, 2012||May 4, 2013||May 11, 2013||June 18, 2013|
|Thursday, May 23, 2013||October 16, 2012||May 9, 2013||May 16, 2013||June 25, 2013|
|Thursday, May 30, 2013||October 16, 2012||May 16, 2013||May 23, 2013||July 2, 2013|
|Thursday, June 20, 2013
||February 13, 2013
||June 6, 2013||June 13, 2013||July 23, 2013
|Tuesday, July 2, 2013
||February 13, 2013||June 18, 2013||June 25, 2013||August 6, 2013|
|Saturday, July 13, 2013
||February 13, 2013||June 29, 2013||July 6, 2013||August 13, 2013|
|Thursday, July 25, 2013
||February 13, 2013||July 11, 2013||July 18, 2013||August 27, 2013|
|Friday, July 26, 2013||February 13, 2013||July 12, 2013||July 19, 2013||August 27, 2013
|Friday, August 2, 2013
||February 13, 2013||July 19, 2013||July 26, 2013||September 4, 2013|
|Saturday, August 3, 2013
||February 13, 2013||July 20, 2013||July 27, 2013||September 4, 2013|
|Friday, August 9, 2013||February 13, 2013||July 26, 2013||August 2, 2013||September 10, 2013|
|Thursday, August 15, 2013||February 13, 2013||August 1, 2013||August 8, 2013||September 17, 2013|
|Friday, August 16, 2013||February 13, 2013||August 2, 2013||August 9, 2013||September 17, 2013|
|Thursday, August 22, 2013
||February 13, 2013||August 8, 2013||August 15, 2013||September 24, 2013|
|Wednesday, August 28, 2013
||February 13, 2013||August 14, 2013||August 21, 2013||October 1, 2013|
|Saturday, September 7, 2013||February 13, 2013||August 24, 2013||August 31, 2013||October 8, 2013|
|Wednesday, September 11, 2013||February 13, 2013||August 28, 2013||September 4, 2013||October 15, 2013|
|Thursday, September 12, 2013||February 13, 2013||August 29, 2013||September 5, 2013||October 15, 2013|
* Regular Registration Closes: Last date for initial registration without late fee and last date for changes to initial registration (including cancellations).
** Late Registration Closes: Last date for initial registration (late fee assessed).
Deerfoot Inn, 1150 - 35 Street SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 3W4
Mosaic Learning Institute, 1040 7th Ave SW, Suite 120, Calgary, AB T2P 3G9
Holiday Inn - Calgary-Macleod Trail South, 4206 Macleod Trail, Calgary, AB T2G2R7
Prometric Test Center, 2635 37th Ave. North East, Suite 215, Calgary, AB T1Y5Z6
Travellodge Hotel - MCAT ONLY, 2750 Sundridge Blvd NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 3C2
Trimac House - MCAT ONLY, 5th Ave SW, Suite 100-800, Calgary, AB T2P 3T6
Delta Edmonton South Hotel & Conference Centre - MCAT ONLY, 4404 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton, AB T6H 5C2
Holiday Inn Convention Centre Edmonton,4520 - 76 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6B 0A5
Prometric Test Center, 6715 177th St. North West, Co-Located w/ Sylvan Learning Centre, Edmonton, AB T5T4K3
Winding River Soultions Inc., Suite 101 4490 92 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6B 2V4
Nisku Inn & Conference Centre - MCAT ONLY, 1101 - 4th Street, Nisku, AB, 79E 7N1
Executive Hotel & Conference Centre Burnaby, 4201 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby, BC V5C 3Y6
Prometric Test Center, 454-4800 Kingsway, Metrotown Cambridge College, Burnaby, BC V5H4J2
Executive Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre, 405 North Rd., Coquitlam, BC V3K 3V9
Best Western Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3
Sandman Hotel Vancouver Airport, 3233 St. Edwards Drive, Richmond, BC V6X 3K4
Hampton Inn Suites Surrey - MCAT ONLY, 19500 Langley Bypass, Surrey, BC V3S 7R2
Ashton College, 1190 Melville St., Vancouver, BC V6E 3W1
Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre, 711 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3Y2
Comfort Hotel and Conference Centre - MCAT ONLY, 3020 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC V8T 5B5
Camosun College – MCAT ONLY, 3100 Foul Bay Rd., Dawson Building Room 213, Victoria, BC V8P5J2
ETS – University of Victoria Rd., Campus Services Building, Room 135, Victoria, BC V8W 3P1
Sprott Shaw College, 2621 Douglas St., 2nd floor, Victoria, BC V8T 4M2
Broadview Networks, 1530 Taylor Avenue - Unit 1, Winnipeg, MB R3N 1Y1
Delta Hotel Winnipeg - MCAT ONLY, 350 St. Mary Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3C3J2
The Fort Garry Hotel, 222 Broadway, Winnipege, <B R3C 0R3
Prometric Test Center, 200 Meadowood Dr., Unit 17, Winnipeg, MB R2M5G3
Radison Hotel Winnipeg Downtown - MCAT ONLY, 288 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0B8
Winnipeg College, 696 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3G0M6
Fredericton Inn & Convention Centre - MCAT ONLY, 1315 Regent Street, Fredericton, NB E3C 1A1
Ramada Hotel, 480 Riverside Drive, Fredericton, NB E3A 8C2
WU Conference Centre, University of New Brunswick, 6 Duffle Drive, Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3
Delta St. John's Hotel and Conference Centre - MCAT ONLY, 120 New Gower Street, St. John's, NL A1C 6K4
Prometric Test Center, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Division of Lifelong Learning Management Building, St. Johns, NL A1C 5S7
Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland - MCAT ONLY, 115 Cavendish Square, St. John's, NL A1C 3K2
Hilton Garden Inn, 200 Pratt & Whitney Drive, Enfield, NS B2T 0A2
Prometric Test Center, 6440 Quinpool Rd., Halifax, NS B3L1A8
Four Points Sheraton by Halifax - MCAT ONLY, 1496 Hollis Street, Halfax, NS B3J 3Z1
Future Inns Halifax Hotel - MCAT ONLY, 30 Fairfax Dr., Halifax, NS B3S1P1
International Language Institute, 7071 Bayers Road, Halifax, NS N3L 2C2
Prometric Test Center, 4 Hughson St. South, 5th Floor Trios Office, Hamilton, ON L8N3Z1
Prometic Test Center, 445 Kingst Street West, Kitchener, ON, N2G 1C2
Prometric Test Center, 520 First St., Bay 1, London, ON N5V3C6
Holton Suites/Markham Conference Centre - MCAT ONLY, 8500 Warden Avenue, Markham, ON, L6G 1A5
Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre, 6750 Mississauga Road, Missassauga, ON L5N 2L3
Dewey College, 5889 Coopers Ave, Mississauga, ON L4Z 1P9
PTC/Willis College - Mississauga, 2570 Matheson Blvd. East, Suite 116, Mississauga, ON L4W4Z3
Trios, 55 City Centre Dr., Mississauga, ON L5B 1M3
Embassy West Hotel & Conference Centre, 1400 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Z 7L8
IT Planit, 151 Slater Street, Suite 301, Ottawa, ON K1P 5H3
Prometric Test Center, 5303 Canotek Rd., Shefford Plaza Unit 2, Ottawa, ON K1J9M2
MCAT Testing Center, Willis Colllege, 85 O’Connor St., Ottawa, ON K1P5M6
Test Center, 11 Holland Ave., Suite 100, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4S1
PTC/Willis College, 2061 McCowan Road, Suite 207, Scarborough, ON M1S 3Y6
Canadian Business College, 2 Bloor St. West, 22nd Floor, Toronto, ON M4W3E2
Cestar College of Business, Health and Technlogy, 3080 Yonge St., Suite 3040, Toronto, ON M4N 3N1
Holiday Inn Toronto Airport - East - MCAT ONLY, 600 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON M9W 1J1
McDonald International Academy, 920 Yonge Street, 2nd floor, Toronto, ON M4W 3C7
Nordic College of Business and Technology, 222 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON M9P 3S5
PTC/Willis College , 265 Rimrock Rd., Suite 211, Toronto, ON M3J3C6
Prometic Test Center, Cestar College, 265 Yorklnad Blvd, Sutie 302, Toronto, ON M2J 0A3
Prometric Test Center, 4580 Dufferin St., 6th Floor, Toronto, ON M3H5Y2
Prometric Testing Center - MCAT ONLY, 36 Victoria St., Toronto, ON M5C1H3
Prometric Test Center, 4025 Yonge Street, Suite 215, Toronto, ON M2P 2E3
Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON M9W 1J1
Prometric Testing Center, 425 Bloor St. East, Suite 202, Toronto, ON M4W3R4
Holiday Inn Plaza la Chuaderiere - MCAT ONLY, 2 Montcalm Street, Gatineau, QB J8X 4B4
Tyark College, 1922 St-Catherine West, Suite 600, Montreal, QB H3H 1X9
Holiday Inn Midtown Montreal, 420 Sherbrooke W, Hwy 2, Montreal, QB H3A 1B4
Prometric Test Center, 800 Rene Levesque West, Suite 1530, Montreal, QB H3B1X9
Prometric Test Center, 407 1st. Ave. North, Saskatoon, SK S7K1X5
Ramada Hotel Saskatoon - MCAT ONLY, 806 Idylwyld Drive North, Saskatoon, SK S7L 0Z6
The following table summarizes the MCAT fees and services. Acceptable payment includes U.S. funds only by Visa or Mastercard.
Regular registration applies to registrants in Canada and the U.S. For more information regarding registration fees, fee assistance program, and penalties pertaining to cancellation, visit the official website at:
International Test Site*
Change of Test Centre *
* These fees are added to the regular registration fee and are not refundable upon registration cancellation.
The AAMC serves and leads the academic medicine community to improve the health of all.
The AAMC represents all 141 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; approximately 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centres; and nearly 90 academic and scientific societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC represents 128,000 faculty members, 75,000 medical students, and 110,000 resident physicians.
The vision of the AAMC and its members is a healthy nation and world in which:
- America 's system of medical education, through continual renewal and innovation, prepares physicians and scientists to meet the nation's evolving health needs.
- The nation's medical students, biomedical graduate students, residents, fellows, faculty, and the health care workforce are diverse and culturally competent.
- Advances in medical knowledge, therapies, and technologies prevent disease, alleviate suffering, and improve quality of life.
- The nation's health system meets the needs of all;
- Concern for compassion, quality, safety, efficacy, accountability, affordability, professionalism, and the public good guide the health care community;
- Medical schools and teaching hospitals continually earn the trust and support of the public for their special missions.
The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) has been part of the medical school admissions process for over 60 years. The MCAT is a standardized examination made up of three multiple-choice sections and a writing assessment designed to measure problem solving, critical thinking, writing skills, and knowledge of scientific concepts and principles which are considered essential for success when studying medicine.
The multiple choice section consists of three core components:
- Physical Sciences
- Verbal Reasoning
- Biological Sciences
Each of the three sections contributes to the test taker's score. The 2013 MCAT will also contain a Trial Section that is not scored. Scores that are more than three years old will not be considered in many schools. The chart below provides an overview of the four sections:
|Physical Sciences||52||70 Minutes|
|Verbal Reasoning||40||60 minutes|
|Break (optional)||10 minutes|
|Void Question||5 minutes|
|Break (optional)||10 minutes|
|Trial Section (optional)||32||45 minutes|
|Satisfaction Survey (optional)||12||10 minutes|
|Total Content Time||4 hours, 5 minutes|
|Total "Seat" Time||5 hours, 10 minutes|
Total time does not include check-in time on arrival at the test centre.
To view each section in more detail, visit the "Exam Content" section of MCAT Essentials:
It is important to take proper identification to the testing centre. This must be a valid government-issued ID with an expiration date, a photo, and a signature. The following documents are accepted forms of identification:
- Valid Driver's Licence
- Valid Passport
The name listed on the documentation must match what is listed on the registration form. Work or school IDs and library cards are not accepted.
Food or drinks and other personal items (i.e., calculator, phone) are not allowed in the room when writing the test.
If a test-taker has a medical condition or disability that requires them to bring personal items into the test room, they will need to apply for accommodations and receive approval.
Canadian registrants can contact MCAT by email, telephone, fax, mail or online. The contact information for each method is listed below.
Customer Service Representatives
Phone: (202) 828-0400
Fax: (202) 828-1125
Association of American Medical Colleges
2450 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037-1126
Accommodation Requests and Supporting Documentation:
In order to apply for accommodations for the MCAT exam you must obtain an AAMC ID number. This number is an 8-digit identifier assigned automatically to your personal information. The number will be used to uniquely identify your accommodations application. You will need this ID, and the username and password you create throughout your relationship with the AAMC, including when you register for the MCAT exam, apply to medical school, and apply for a residency etc.
Inquiries and Decision Letter Requests:
For general inquiries and decision letter requests, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a test-taker has concerns about the test centre's policies, they can visit the website at https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/taking/85604/taking_regulations.html for more information.
Note: Application materials sent by electronic mail or facsimile will not be accepted.
Test-takers can review their exam scores via the MCAT Testing History (THx) System at https://services.aamc.org/mcatthx/. The release date for the exam scores are 30-35 days after the completion of the exam.
Physical Science, Verbal Reasoning, and Biological Sciences
Raw scores for the multiple-choice sections (Verbal Reasoning, Physical Sciences, and Biological Science) will be graded on a scale ranging from 1 (lowest) to 15 (highest). Questions that are left unanswered are classed as an incorrect answer. Your total score is the sume of the three individual scores.
This section is not scored.
Raw scores are converted to scaled scores because of the small variations in difficulty between the questions. Converting the scores helps lower the variability in test scores. The 15 point scale provides a more precise evaluation of a student's abilities.
MCAT Test-takers who believe that there have been scoring errors may request a rescore of the multiple choice sections and the writing sample section. To request a rescore, write attention to:
Attention: MCAT Rescoring Service
Association of American Medical Colleges
2450 N Street, N.W.
Washingtonm D.C. 20037-1127
|Entire Exam||$ 110|
To view the "Request a Rescore" section of the 2013 MCAT® Essentials visit: http://www.aamc.org/students/mcat/mcatessentials.pdf.
Scores are automatically released to the AMCAS for students who have taken the exam since 2003. Students do not need to insert their scores into an application; however, they cannot withhold any scores either. For students who wrote prior to 2003, please visit https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/releasingscores/.
Scores that are two or three years old are generally accepted by Medical Schools. However, it is recommended that you check the application policies of the school that you plan to apply to ensure your score is not outdated.
Changes to your test date and/or test centre can be made as long as there are seats available before the posted regular registration deadline associated with your initial test date. Also keep in mind that additional registration fees will apply. If you make a change in both test date and centre simultaneously, you will be charged a single charge of just $90; however, if you make separate changes, you will be charged individually for each, resulting in total charge of $180.
For more information on cancellations and refunds, visit
If a test-taker decides that they do not want to participate in the writing of the exam after they have registered for it, they will be eligible for a partial refund if the cancellation is performed by the posted regular registration date.
The maximum refund for the regular registration fee is $135; if a test-taker receives fee assistance from the AAMC, their refund will be $100. Additional fees paid for late registration or other charges are not refundable.
To make a refund request, students will need to cancel their exam online at least 14 days in advance to the test date. Generally, the refund will be automatically applied to the original form of payment; however the funds may not appear on your account for a few days. Please note that the AAMC does not grant deadline extensions or have an appeal process.
If a student misses the cancellation deadline, it is best to still request a cancellation without a refund. This process will allow the student to register sooner for another test date. If doing so, contact the MCAT Resource Centre no later than 2 business days prior to the test date registered for.
For more information on cancellations and refunds, visit
MCAT test-takers have the option to void their exam if they do not feel comfortable with their performance and would prefer that their exam not be scored. Students are provided this opportunity at the conclusion of the exam.
Test-takers may register for another writing 48 hours after their scheduled test date. This rule applies to all registered examinees, including examinees that experience a problem at the test centre, are turned away for improper ID, or simply do not show up for the exam.
Online practice tests will help one to become familiar with the format and content of the exam, as well as scoring. To access free practice materials or those that may be purchased, visit http://www.aamc.org/students/mcat/preparing/orderingpracticetests.htm. Select from updated versions of retired exams that include MCAT questions and solutions explained by the test developers, customized content to target specific material, automated scoring, and diagnostic reports.
Oxford Seminars offers 22-hour and 40-hour MCAT test preparation courses all across Canada:
Calgary | Edmonton | Guelph | Halifax | Hamilton | Kingston | London | Ottawa | Toronto | Vancouver | Victoria | Winnipeg
The following links take you to concise descriptions of fourteen Canadian medical schools. Each profile covers application deadlines, first-year class sizes, tuition, admission requirements, prerequisites, courses, and a link to each medical schools own website for additional information.
- University of Alberta
- Memorial University of Newfoundland
- University of British Columbia
- Northern Ontario School of Medicine
- University of Calgary
- University of Ottawa
- Dalhousie University
- Queen's University
- University of Manitoba
- University of Saskatchewan
- McGill University
- University of Toronto
- McMaster University
- University of Western Ontario