The computerized Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) will be given on various dates in January, as well as April through September. Registration information and test dates are posted on the website for the Association of American Medical Colleges. Registration is online.
Be sure to submit your application for the MCAT well before the registration due date, as there is a substantial fee for late registration. Registering early also increases the probability that you will get your first-choice test site. If you plan to apply for the Fee Assistance Program (FAP), we suggest you access the above website and closely examine the instructions and deadlines.
Important Note: The AAMC (American Association of Medical Colleges) has been reviewing the content of the MCAT and they tentatively plan to administer a new exam as early as 2015. This updated MCAT will cover the above mentioned topics but will also examine basic knowledge of 1) Biochemistry and 2) Statistics. Therefore a course in each of these areas is strongly recommended.
To register for the DAT, visit the American Dental Association.There you will find explicit instructions for registering either on-line or by submitting a paper application. The DAT is administered by Thomson Prometric. Testing locations can be found at Thomson Prometic.
Veterinary schools vary in terms of their standardized test requirements, but most require the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). In the past, some schools required (or accepted) the MCAT. Information regarding the standardized test requirements for the various schools is available on the website Association of American Veterinary Medicine College .