MCAT® FEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR CANADIANS

MCAT® Fee Assistance Program for Canadians

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) are piloting a fee assistance program for Canadian examinees in financial need who register for the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) for the 2019 testing year. 

The Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®), developed and administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), is a computer-based standardized examination for prospective medical students in the United States and Canada. It is designed to assess problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of natural, behavioural, and social science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.

In order to support an increasingly diverse physician workforce, the AAMC is committed to providing support to Canadian students who would be unable to take the MCAT without financial assistance. To do this, the AAMC and the AFMC are piloting an expanded fee assistance program for Canadian examinees who register for the MCAT for the 2019 testing year.

Find out which Canadian Faculties of Medicine require the test as part of their admission requirements at Admission Requirements of Canadian Faculties of Medicine or by checking the schools’ websites.

Canadian fee assistance applicants who qualify will receive reduced scheduling, rescheduling, and cancellation rates for the 2019 and 2020 testing years. New this year, they will also receive a physical copy of AAMC publications Official Guide to the MCAT® Exam, Fifth Edition and Official MCAT® Flashcards. Visit the AAMC website for full details. 

To learn more about the 2019 eligibility criteria, application process and deadlines, please see the MCAT Fee Assistance Program (FAP) for Canadians Application Guide.

You must be approved for the Fee Assistance Program prior to registering for the MCAT exam to receive the reduced MCAT registration fees. AFMC is responsible for reviewing applications, determining eligibility for financial assistance, and notifying awardees. Please note that benefits are not retroactive. You must be approved for the fee assistance program prior to scheduling, rescheduling, or canceling your MCAT exam. Canadian examinees who qualify in AFMC’s first application period will be able to register for an MCAT exam date through this pilot fee assistance program beginning on February 1, 2019. Examinees who qualify in the second application period will be able to register for an MCAT exam date beginning on April 1, 2019.

Please note, the AAMC and AFMC reserve the right to discontinue the program after the pilot period. 

Apply now: www.afmcstudentportal.ca/mcatfap

Questions regarding the application, evaluation, or qualification process? Please contact service@afmcstudentportal.ca.

For further information about the MCAT®, please visit the AAMC website.