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  1. ninam2000

    School List HELP! (4.0/514) / WAMC

    Hi! I am having trouble making a school list for this upcoming cycle. I know my stats are too low for T20s, but I may want to apply to a few. Do people have any suggestions on what I can do to improve my app. Should I retake MCAT? Should I apply next year? GPA: 4.0 (from IVY LEAGUE) MCAT: 514...
  2. sasukeuchiha33

    Retaking MCAT before this cycle ends?

    Hi all. So I'm applying to MD and DO schools this cycle. I took the MCAT twice and got a 505 both times (507 superscored; I have a 3.96 cGPA and 3.93 sGPA) and as such am not too hopeful about my chances, especially with the drastic increase in apps this cycle. My question is this: I really want...
  3. PaladinX

    How bad does an MCAT retake really look???

    Hey guys, MCAT retaker here. So I was scouring reddit, when I found a fairly old post (2017) of people trashing retakers, basically saying things like "ya done goofed" or "get wreeked scruub" (I'm paraphrasing using their 2017 lingo). I'm applying this cycle and this ofc shot my neuroticism...
  4. J

    Retaking MCATs?

    I took the MCATs in January and scored 511 (127/129/128/127). My initial goal was realistically 515+ (ideally 520) so I was planning to retake it over this summer. But with everything going on with shortened test times and rescheduling chaos, I wasn't sure if it's worth the trouble to retake the...
  5. B

    Advice on whether to continue pre med track

    I failed Ochem last quarter (just barely) and retook it this quarter. Everything was going super well until the coronavirus pandemic happened (for more context finals were put online and to deter cheating they made the final longer and harder). I'm pretty sure I failed the final and thus the...
  6. I

    Postbacc, SMP, or Retake courses? (HELP)

    I am an undergraduate student at a state school. With the incentive to graduate in early (recommendation by my HS counselor), I used all of my AP credits and community college credits to finish and get a BS in psych in 3 years. I went to my last choice school (was an environment which was not...
  7. I

    should I retake a statistics class taken Pass/Fail

    Hello everyone, I took an upper level statistics class for pass/fail, and passed the class, but i didn't learn anything. I'm pretty sure I passed by the skin of my teeth. I think it'd be good to have a good statistics foundation, so what do you think about retaking this at a community college...
  8. X

    Poll: Would you retake a highly unbalanced (123/132/126/129) 510 MCAT?

  9. X

    Should I retake? VERY unbalanced MCAT?

  10. totallyfreaked

    How to start studying again?!

    So i got my scores about a month ago and I did not do well at all. I expected a low score because I was not in the best state of mind when I took the exam but I also realized i kinda cheated myself when I was taking the practice exams. I scored a 498 but expected between 500-505 (I knew I was...
  11. D

    Bad MCAT Score

    So I don't want to go into too much detail, but basically I studied full-time for 2 months this summer without any distractions. I got 500 on my first AAMC FL and then 504 on my second AAMC FL (three days before the test). Just got my score back today and I got a 498... I bombed the science...
  12. Bohr_

    Should I retake or apply with what I have? (20AA/21TS/24PAT)

    I took the DAT today and did not do as well as I hoped. I know it's a respectable score, but UNC is my dream school and it's right below there average. PAT - 24 TS - 21 AA - 20 I have a 3.53 oGPA/3.55 BCP GPA/3.51 sGPA. I have 500+ research hours (paper presentation and a pending...
  13. S

    EAP vs applying???

    So I'm in dire need for some advice on what to do within the next 5 days. I was recently accepted into an early acceptance program at an unnamed DO school prior to taking the mcat. At that time I had already payed for and been studying for my mcat so I thought I'd take it anyway and if I did...
  14. M

    Retaking the MCAT, but feeling confused as to where to start

    I got my test scores back yesterday, and scored a 487 (121/121/121/124). I originally was going to follow the SN2Ed study plan, but my study partner had time restraints so we tried something else. We studied for 3 1/2 months. The first month was content review from a test prep book found on...
  15. D

    Should I retake the MCAT? 512 (127,128,128,129) and 3.42 cGPA, 3.20 sGPA

    Hello all, I recently took the MCAT for the first time and I am wondering if I should retake it/what are my chances of getting in? I got a 512 (127,128,128,129). My cGPA is 3.42 with a strong upward trend (3.14 first year, 3.83 last year) My sGPA is 3.20 with a strong upward trend (2.7 first...
  16. M

    Will medical schools see my second MCAT score?

    So here is my current situation. I currently got a 499 on my MCAT (RIP) but I plan on retaking in August and I expect to do significantly better. My plan right now is to apply in June. My question is whether or not medical schools will see me signed up in August to take it again and whether...
  17. A

    Worried about bad semester and GPA conversion from Canada to US

    I'm an american studying in canada and I'm worried about the conversion of my GPA reeally dropping it... In fact my GPA situation is really confusing because I'll be coming from the US where I took 3 years of art school, dropped out for 4 years, and then now I'm in Canada taking my math/science...
  18. R

    chapman pcat retake

    Wondering if this has happened to anyone before. I took the PCAT but didnt get a sufficient score enough for them and chapman asked me to take a retake but i am afraid my second score wont be good as well. I deposited for them already. will they rescind my admittance?
  19. W

    Kaplan Live Online 2 vs 3 times per week

    Hello there, Looking at taking the MCAT this summer (as a retake). Took it last summer and scored a 499, self studied for about 5 months on top of school, research, volunteering, etc. I’m looking at doing a Kaplan Live Online course starting very soon and was wondering if anyone has...
  20. C

    Do I neeeed to retake my DAT?

    So I took my DAT and wasn’t entirely thrilled with my scores, as I had been doing better on practice tests. Standardized testing is just not my thing as I move too slowly through the problems. However, I am happy with my RC score and still have a 20 AA, although it is an unconventional one...
  21. Lee

    Forum Members Should I Retake the MCAT?

    This is the Official "Should I Retake"" Thread Part 2 This is an updated from: (created on June 14, 2007 and retired on December 20, 2018) in favor of a post that is catered for Retake advice for the New Post-2015...
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  23. C

    Postbacc vs. Retaking Classes After Strong Upward Trend

    Hi. I've read many threads on the pros and cons of retaking classes (as an informal) vs. enrolling into a formal Postbacc program (linked to medical schools and not linked). I'm here because I have a very strong upward trend in my Junior and Senior years of college and am left wondering what my...
  24. R

    December OAT experience (retake!) (280/290 -> 320/330)!!

    -LONG POST- scroll down to see my new scores and recommended study method/guide/my personal tips!!! soooo i retook my OAT today and felt that I needed to share my experience! i couldn't find anyone on here who may have been in a similar situation as mine so here is my post to be that person...
  25. F

    Should I retake the MCAT knowing I will not improve in CARS?

    I took the MCAT while working ~55 hours a week and only studied for about 1-2 months for few hours a day. I didn't even open the biology book at all or look at anything physics related due to the time shortage. I knew everything in Bio 1 from leading an tutor session the semester before. But...
  26. DrMDeezy

    Should i retake the DAT?

    Now that december 3d is coming in hot, I am doubting myself especially with my DAT scores. My oGPA is a 3.64 and my sGPA is 3.5. DAT: 20AA, 22 OC, 19 Bio, 17 GC (this is where it hurts), 22 RC, 19 QR and 20 PAT. 160 shadowing hours, 100+ community service, dental service abroad, lots of...
  27. GoPenguinsGo

    Should I retake the MCAT for these schools with a 3.37 GPA?

    I got a 503 on the Aug 31 test this year (128 chem/phys, 123 CARS, 125 Bio, 127 Psych/Soc). I'm an Ohio resident who applied to all of the following schools MD: -Wright State -Northeastern -Toledo -Rosalind Franklin (Illinois) -Loyola (llinois) DO: -Ohio U -Chicago Midwestern -Lake Erie
  28. T

    508 retake and uneven breakdown?

    Alrighty folks just got word of my mcat score and a bit disappointed 508 (128/123/127/130) As you can see everything else is fine but CARS killed me...if I had even scored an average 125 then I would be happy ugh!! I've never scored that low. Is an uneven breakdown a red flag? On AAMC, I scored...
  29. I

    Should I retake the MCAT?

    I took the MCAT back in Sept 1 and got 515 (130/128/129/128). I am considering if I should retake in February/March before I apply. GPA: 3.6 sGPA: 3.64 My EC by the time I apply in May will be: Undergrad research 512 hours no pubs Research Assistant 336 hours >= 2 pubs (2 pubs confirmed...
  30. P

    Naplex Retake Wait Period

    Hello All! Hope your doing well. So I found out a couple days ago that I failed my naplex:( anyhow I spoke to BOP and they told me that I should submit my retake application in the mail and wait for them to give my ATT, and then I can sign up on NABP. When I asked her how long will it take, she...
  31. little_giant

    Retake a 516?

    Hey guys, so I got a 516, which I'm fine with even though I'm a little dissapointed that the top 10 MD schools are basically out of range for me now, being an ORM with a very average GPA (both cGPA and BPCM). I go to a top 10 undergrad. My issue though is that my score is unbalanced: I got a...
  32. I

    Will med school count an F towards GPA if you retook the class and no quality points were given?

    So I got an F in one of my prerequisites, and on the transcript it doesn’t count towards my GPA. There are no points assigned to it (no 0.000). The replacement grade shows up below it and has quality points assigned. Will med school put the F into my GPA even though it doesn’t count for anything...
  33. T

    MCAT Advice - To take or not to take

    Hi to anyone who sees this. So I am going to do my best not to whine or complain because I know many people have had it far worse than me, but I am not sure what my next steps should be in this situation. So this is my second time taking the MCAT. The first time I took it, I voided it. I was...
  34. A

    UMD Recommends Retaking DAT (20AA/18TS (20Bio/19Orgo/16GenChem/19QR/22PAT/24RC))

    Hello fellow pre-dentals, I just completed my application with the submission of my DAT scores (20AA/18TS (20Bio/19Orgo/16GenChem/19QR/22PAT/24RC). I applied to 9 schools and UMD was honestly one of my top choices because of the price and how practical it is. They, however, emailed...
  35. P

    First MCAT 500/ 2nd MCAT 509. Should I retake again?

    I took my first MCAT in 2016 with 2-3 months of studying and got 500: 123/124/125/128. I decided to pursue getting a MSc before applying again (I am finishing up year 1/2 of my masters). I took the 6/29 MCAT and after TONS of studying and doing over 12 FLs, I got a 509: 126/126/129/128. I...
  36. E

    Take 2nd MCAT after application submission?

    Quick Background: I was a pre-PT student in UG. Gave up PT acceptance in 2016 to pursue med. 2016-2017 = pre-requiste 2017-2018 = advance postbac The Post bac (Fall'17-Spring'18) had an agreement with PCOM. If I score a >3.3GPA & MCAT of 500 (at least 125/section) PCOM will reserve a seat for...
  37. N

    Retake DAT in September or wait till next year?

    Hi I’m applying to 18 schools and just submitted my application. I know i have sub average stats but i applied broadly and realistically. 18AA, 3.3GPA with a 3.75 the last two years, over 3000 volunteering hours, 300+ shadowing, strong LORS, great PS, and string ECs/leadership. Should i...
  38. K

    Retake in MCAT 2 weeks or cancel? Two days to decide please help! :)

    I took the MCAT in April and got a 505 (126/127/125/127). I'm signed up to take it again in 2 weeks but my practice test scores are not getting any higher. I scored a 503 on both the AAMC FL #3 and Princeton Review test #5. I'm not sure if it's worth to retake it given the circumstance if I'm...
  39. stanfordhereiam

    Retake 6/16 --> 8/31

    Hi all, I took the mcat on 6/16/18, and voided it. C/P killed me, and the reaction thread on reddit sums up my experience overall. Before I took the mcat I scored: 499(FLE 1), 509 (FLE 2), 514 (FLE 3) 128/128/128/130. I am testing on 8/31, and am determined to get 520+. I bought TBR for gen...
  40. M

    Retake Mcat? or roll with it

    So I recently took the MCAT again, previous score 501 126/123/127/125, new score is 505 126/126/126/127, I thought I was gonna get a much better score but I messed up bad in bio. Anyways I am worried that the 4 point increase doesn't look like a good enough increase for a reapplicant. Last year...