According to the schedule released by AAMC, this upcoming 2016 MCAT season will have 20 available days for testing. Two exams will be offered in January, and the remaining 18 fall across April through September. All exams will begin at 8 AM and take place on either a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.
Visit AAMC's official testing calendar here.
The two biggest factors that will likely go into your decision on when to take the exam are test readiness and score release date. The readiness factor has a tendency to push you towards a later date, while having an earlier score release date means you can rest assured that your MCAT is complete in time for submitting your AMCAS application and a retake option is not as compressed for time.
Best wishes in the new testing season!
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