SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) GPA 3.7 MCAT 27 Good LORs Solid ECs ...(stuff done in my gap year as well) I applied last year in July. I made the mistake of submitting my TMDSAS and AMCAS applications in late July. It took them over a month to verify me and submit to medical schools. I received most of my secondaries in early September and it (obviously) took them a while to evaluate my application. I was small pooled at a lot of schools and they kept telling me to call back. By late March I decided to stick a fork in the several schools who hadn't rejected me and focus on the next cycle. Now here are my options: 1) Apply as soon as the application cycles open and hope for the best with DO and MD schools. 2) Take the June 20th MCAT but make sure my application is submitted to TMSAS and AMCAS in early June. I really feel that my application being looked at in September by Medical Schools as well as a lower MCAT score really shot me in the foot. Several of my friends who sat for the July MCAT had gotten higher scores including one who scored a 29 and got an acceptance for 2012.