2024 Admissions

Medical College Admissions Test® (MCAT®)


As of the 2024 admission cycle, the MCAT test is no longer required for candidates who have completed their bachelor's degree outside of Canada and for all candidates applying to an undergraduate medical program at McGill University. 

Note: MCAT required for U.S. Government Loan Eligibility

Applicants with American citizenship or permanent residency, who are applying for U.S. Direct Loans (Title IV) now or at any point during their degree, must submit their MCAT score report with their admission application to be eligible for loan disbursement. 

What is the MCAT®?

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is owned and operated by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). For information on the test, including testing dates, locations, and preparation materials, consult the AAMC's website below. To view MCAT version policy, please refer to: Consideration of MCAT results below. You can consult test dates and the AAMC website on the last paragraph.

Read more ► Taking MCAT exam

Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada Fee Assistance Program

NOTE: McGill does not require applicants whose bachelors' degree was completed in or outside of Canada to submit an MCAT test result. If you are a Canadian (including Quebec) student who completed your degree outside Canada, and are in financial need, please be aware of the following program:

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) has a fee assistance program for Canadian examinees in financial need who register for the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®).  Canadian applicants who qualify will receive reduced scheduling, rescheduling, and cancellation rates for the current or upcoming testing years. Note that there are specific deadlines to apply.

Students interested in the Fee Assistance Program for Canadians can learn more about the eligibility criteria, application process, and deadlines by visiting AFMC's website at www.afmc.ca/web/en/learners/fee-assistance-programs. AFMC will review applications, determine eligibility for financial assistance and notify awardees. 

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