Frequently Asked Questions

In light of the pandemic, we realize that you have important questions. Below are the most frequently asked questions for you to reference during this time.



  • If your test center is closed, your appointment will be placed on hold. You have several options detailed below, accessible through the MCAT Registration System. 
  • Reschedule: Log into the MCAT Registration System and reschedule your exam to another date at no cost. All MCAT rescheduling fees have been waived for the foreseeable future. Note: Scheduling is temporarily suspended until new dates can be added. More information about the testing calendar will be provided here by April 24, 2020. 
  • Cancel: If you received a cancellation email, you may cancel your exam for a full refund of your base registration fee. Please note that the system will not automatically give you a full refund. Any balance due will be refunded within two weeks without requiring any further action on your part. Please allow the full two weeks for the remaining refund to be credited to your account. 

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine accepts AP coursework in Chemistry and Physics with a score of 4. We still encourage you to strengthen your knowledge through courses taken in college. 

March 31, 2020 - Given the unprecedented circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine has carefully reviewed its perspective on Pass/Fail grading.  To alleviate additional stressors surrounding educational modifications we have decided to accept Pass/Fail grading for prerequisite coursework for Spring Semester 2020. 

UKCOM only considers transfers into the third-year class (rarely 2nd year class) from LCME accredited institutions after passing USMLE Step I. These individuals are only considered if space is available.  Given the current unprecedented state with COVID-19 and its impact on clinical rotations, UKCOM will not be accepting transfers into the third-year class.

We recommend that you submit no more than 5 letters. If your school attaches a committee letter, it counts as three letters.

As seats become available, the Alternate Pool Subcommittee will convene and review applicant files making selections to fill the vacancies.

In compliance with the AMCAS Choose Your Medical School Tool recommendations our deadline for Commit to Enroll is three weeks prior to matriculation (July 6, 2020).  This allows offers to be made to applicants in our Alternate Pool as late as July 7, 2020.