The MCAT Essentials for Testing Year 2016

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The MCAT ® Essentials

PART 3: TEST DAY ESSENTIALS ........................................................................................... 21

Know the Basics ...................................................................................................................................... 21

Time Zone ......................................................................................................................................... 21

Current Address ................................................................................................................................ 21

Check-In ............................................................................................................................................ 21

Providing Identification on Test Day .................................................................................................... 22

Voiding Your Exam ................................................................................................................................ 23

Reporting a Test Day Incident .......................................................................................................... 24

Test Day Rules ......................................................................................................................................... 24

Testing Room Entrance and Exit ...................................................................................................... 24

In the Testing Room.......................................................................................................................... 25

Scratch Paper .................................................................................................................................... 25

Breaks ............................................................................................................................................... 26

Other Security Rules and Procedures ............................................................................................... 26

Prometric Testing Center Regulations .............................................................................................. 27

Violations and Investigations ................................................................................................................. 27

Examinee Agreement ........................................................................................................................ 27

Investigation Procedures ................................................................................................................... 30

Arbitration for Investigation Disputes .............................................................................................. 31

Registration Violations ..................................................................................................................... 31

Testing Irregularities ......................................................................................................................... 32

Discussion of the MCAT Exam ........................................................................................................ 33

Reporting Violations ......................................................................................................................... 33

PART 4: POST-TEST ESSENTIALS ........................................................................................ 35

Receiving and Sending Scores................................................................................................................ 35

Receiving Test Scores ....................................................................................................................... 35

Score Reporting through AMCAS .................................................................................................... 35

Score Reporting through the MCAT Score Reporting System ......................................................... 35

Retaking the Exam .................................................................................................................................. 35

Rescoring Exams ..................................................................................................................................... 36

When an Error Occurs ........................................................................................................................... 36

Disruptions in Testing and Potential Compromises.......................................................................... 36

Test Center Closures or Workstation Outages .................................................................................. 37

Test Question Challenges ................................................................................................................. 37

Contacting Us .......................................................................................................................................... 38

Appendix A: Contacts and Online Resources ...................................................................................... 39

Appendix B: Registration Deadlines ..................................................................................................... 40

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