Honestly, it just depends. What are your target schools? It really depends on what kinda programs you're applying to. You can go ahead and try your luck this cycle. What's the worse that can happen? I know of someone who got in last year with a 3.4 and 27 to a U.S med school MD program. Obviously, your ECs and LoR's matter as well as your PS.hey guys,
I have around a 3.5 cumulative and science gpa. MCAT is 8V, 10PS, 11BS. I think I can do a little better if i retake. EC's are decent, LORs good but nothing spectacular. should i retake or just go ahead and apply early this cycle?
[british accent] well done old-boyI would not retake and work on other areas of your application, assuming your science and non-science gpa's are > 3.5. The quality of the entire application makes a tremendous difference.
My stats were not exceptional, a 29 mcat, 3.5 overall GPA and 3.6 sGPA. However, I am certain my extracurricular experiences set my application apart; extensive clinical work experience, multiple peer-reviewed publications, non-profit board work, long-term volunteer (both medical and non-medical) and very strong LOR.
By mid August I had 8 interview invites (6 MD and 2 DO) and by Oct 15 had 4 allo and 2 DO acceptances, at which point I withdrew from all other schools. Your score does not have to be the limiting factor in this process.