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Registration ID and your driver's license, do they have to match 100%?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by EECStoMed, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. EECStoMed

    EECStoMed Persistence > Intel 2+ Year Member

    Feb 25, 2007
    Ok, so here's the problem. Let's say for instance that on the AAMC I'm registered as Jason Guntang Smith, first, middle and last respectively. On my college ID card it also says Jason Guntang Smith but on my driver's license and passport it only says Guntang Smith, as first and last. The reason for this is because my official name is Guntang Smith but all my life I've been called Jason for simplicity reasons and is what I go under. My driver's license is actually even signed Jason Smith. Will this cause a potential problem? Will they not let me in to take the test? Thanks in advance to all replies.
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  3. poppytart

    poppytart strawberry that is 5+ Year Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    I was in a similiar situation. I went by my driver's license...since that is the ONLY form of identification that I brought with my on my test day. So, I made sure that my driver's license and my registered name matched exactly (I only registered with my first and last name).

    Unless, of course, you decide to use your passport. Make sure your registered name matches exactly with your passport.

    If the name Jason is not on your primary gov't issued ID, then don't register with that name for the mcat...you will run into problems and you don't want them telling you that you have to re-register and, worst of all, that you can't take the exam that day.
  4. Kateb4

    Kateb4 7+ Year Member

    Nov 28, 2006
    There was recently a post on here from someone who was not allowed to take the test because his name did not match exactly. It was a similar situation where he had an american name and a foreign name and one was not on his government id, but he used it to register. Anyways, I'd just go with what is on your government issued ID that you are going to use to get in the door that day!
  5. CarolinaGirl

    CarolinaGirl 2+ Year Member

    Dec 4, 2006
    South Carolina
    YES, they must match exactly. One person was sent home from the testing center and I almost had a problem. I would make sure that everything is the same as how you registered.
  6. EECStoMed

    EECStoMed Persistence > Intel 2+ Year Member

    Feb 25, 2007
    Alright, I guess I'll have to change things then. Thanks everyone.

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