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The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is required for admission to medical school. All MCAT score(s) must be reported directly to TMDSAS by AAMC.  

MCAT scores cannot be older than five years. While most medical schools require that the MCAT be taken between January 2017 and September 2021 to be considered for the 2022 entry year application, some schools may require a newer date. Double check with the schools you are interested in for MCAT requirements.

Baylor College of Medicine has a 3-year cut-off for MCAT scores. MCAT scores for the 2021–2022 application cycle will be accepted if the examination was taken between September 2018 and September 2021.



How do I release my MCAT scores? 

Instructions on releasing your scores can be found in the Application Handbook and on the MCAT website.


What if my planned test dates change? 

Any change to your planned test dates must be immediately changed on your TMDSAS application in order for the score to be included in your application. See instructions for updating your MCAT test dates in the TMDSAS Application Handbook.


When should I take my MCAT?

We strongly encourage taking the MCAT by May so that your application will be completed and in the applicant pool for the start of the interview season in August. Applicants who wait to take the examination for the first time in July, August or September may find action on their application delayed until late in the admission season. 


Can I submit my application before I have my test scores?

Yes, you may submit your application before your MCAT scores are released. 


Can I submit my unofficial test scores? 

No, scores submitted from your personal score report will not be accepted. 


How long will it take for TMDSAS to receive my test scores? 

TMDSAS will receive your scores 36 hours from the time you request the release.