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I am asking this question for a friend. He took the MCAT three times and has decided to take it for a fourth (and final) time. He doesn't seem concerned about taking the exam multiple times because his first score is expired and he seems to think that the schools will not be able to see it. Is this true? I don't want him to set himself up for a big surprise if it comes up.
 

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He can't take it a fourth time without special permission. Three is the maximum number of times that a person can take the MCAT. Also, I believe schools will still be able to see his first score. His first score is expired, meaning that he wouldn't be able to use it when applying to medical school (had he only taken it that one time), but I am almost certain that schools will still see that score.
 

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The scores are still there... how do you think we know Gaylord Focker's score? but taking into account is a different story. and he's right.. you need permission from the mcat people. they wanna make sure he doesn't work for Kaplan or something and that he's actually trying.
 
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I thought all you had to do to take it a fourth time was to submit a rejection letter for the previous year from a U.S. medical school?
 

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It's definitely still there. I had several schools ask me about my first score, which was from April of 2000. I don't think it hurt me, as it was so long ago and I did better this time.
 

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tacrum43 said:
I thought all you had to do to take it a fourth time was to submit a rejection letter for the previous year from a U.S. medical school?

nope. u need a letter from an advisor or someone who can
truthfully say you are taking the test for obvious reasons
like the person stated above.
 

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tesla123 said:
I am asking this question for a friend. He took the MCAT three times and has decided to take it for a fourth (and final) time. He doesn't seem concerned about taking the exam multiple times because his first score is expired and he seems to think that the schools will not be able to see it. Is this true? I don't want him to set himself up for a big surprise if it comes up.
damn, go to give someone credit for taking it so many times. I am glad I am done with that test. Now I just have a million more ahead!
 

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Old MCAT scores never "go away" even after they expire. My first score from 1996 is still on my report; the medical schools will see it along with my newer score from 2004. So you should tell your friend that he needs to be prepared to explain taking the test so many times, because the medical schools will know every score of every test he took.
 

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virilep said:
The scores are still there... how do you think we know Gaylord Focker's score? but taking into account is a different story. and he's right.. you need permission from the mcat people. they wanna make sure he doesn't work for Kaplan or something and that he's actually trying.
What did Gaylord actually get? I know it was something like in the 95th percentile, but did they show his actual score???
 
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