The USMLE program is extending eligibility periods for all examinees who currently have a scheduling permit with an unexpired eligibility period with an end date in 2020, regardless of the country in which they are testing or whether or not they had an appointment impacted by a Prometric closure. Eligibility periods will be extended through June 30, 2021.

Examinees will receive an email notification and new scheduling permit when their eligibility extension has been processed. Examinees will need to use the new permit once received. No fees will be charged for these eligibility period extensions. Eligibility periods will be extended automatically, requiring no action from examinees. Extending the eligibility period will not impact already scheduled appointments.

Yes. The chosen eligibility period will be extended automatically at no charge after you complete your online application, even though the extended eligibility periods are not visible within the online application platform. After your application has been processed, you will be issued a new, extended scheduling permit.