Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Close Multiple MCAT Test Centers

September 18, 2017


If you were scheduled to take your MCAT exam in an area hit by Hurricanes Harvey or Irma, take note. Numerous MCAT test centers in storm-affected areas throughout Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands remain closed, pending repairs. And for some centers, those repairs may take significant amounts of time.

However, MCAT testing at most schools and centers have been rescheduled for September 30. Students who were scheduled for the September 9 round at an affected center can check with their schools or the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) for details on rescheduled and relocated test sessions.

Harvey became the first major hurricane to make landfall in the US since Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year drought in which no hurricanes made landfall at such an intensity in the country. Then came Irma, a category 5 and the largest hurricane in the Atlantic history books.

As communities begin to rebuild, the AAMC, which developed and administers the MCAT, is coordinating with medical school deans and teaching hospital CEOs in all affected areas, offering assistance and support and implementing contingency plans for various AAMC services and programs.

For a time, students, residents, faculty and others in the hardest-hit areas may lack ready access to AAMC services, including the medical school application, residency application and visiting student application services. AAMC representatives are working with individual users and member institutions to ensure restoration of access. If you’re having difficulty accessing services, or to find out about rescheduled and relocated MCAT tests sessions, call the AAMC at 202-828-0600.

From all of us here at WOLFPACC, we sincerely hope that you and your families safely weathered the storms. If you’re an existing or prospective WOLFPACC student in need of assistance related to your classes, tutoring or other WOLFPACC services, please contact us at 904-209-3140.