SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hey Guys, I took the Aug mcats and got a 9 in VR and a P in Writing. Because this falls below the average of most students getting into a competitive medical school aka Tufts, BU, UVA, Northwestern, etc., I was wondering if I should retake my mcats just because of that even though I did well on my other two sections (12's each). I looked at the percentages and 20% get 1 point higher on the verbal on the retake and 20% gets a letter up on the writing. 10% will increase their science score by a point and many will remain the same. I understand the risk of losing a point on the sciences too. Is it worth it?