Originally Posted by lavenderose
What about if I'm planning to re-take the MCAT for the 2nd time in July? Still submit early June to only a couple schools?
Also, does anyone know if all schools will wait for your 2nd MCAT score to be released before reviewing your app, or does it depend on the school?
Applying to a single school low down on your list is a common tactic for retakes. It allows you to get your application verified and then once you have your MCAT score it's a pretty non-trivial thing to submit your apps to the other schools.
I'm still of the opinion that there's no point in doing it that way though. Let's say you made a 21 on your first MCAT and you're hoping for a 28 on the next. So you don't apply until you get your MCAT score of a 25. Are you just not going to apply with that?
I mean ultimately you're probably going to submit your app to those schools regardless of your MCAT retake score. Why not get ahead of the game and just get it in there.
Being invited for an interview without an MCAT score at all yet or pre-retake is rare but it does happen!