You are eligible to take the MCAT exam if you are planning to apply to a health professions school, which includes:
- M.D.-granting programs
- D.O.-granting programs
- Podiatric (D.P.M)
- Veterinary medicine (D.V.M)
- Any other health-related program that will accept MCAT exam results to satisfy a test score admissions requirement
When you register, you will be required to agree to a statement verifying your intention to apply to a health professions school.
There are no additional eligibility requirements for international examinees. If you are in or hold an MBBS degree program, you can register for the exam without seeking special permission.
If you aren’t planning to apply to a health professions school or if you’re a currently enrolled medical student (other than a MBBS degree program), you must obtain "special permission" to register for the MCAT exam.
To request special permission, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, stating the reason(s) you wish to take the exam.