I'd like some advice from fellow pre-meds on my situation. I originally planned on taking the April MCAT and getting my application in as early as possible, June preferably. Because of my job in research, EC's that take up too much time, I have not been able to study nearly as much as I'd like to and I feel like the August MCAT is a much better option for me now. I'm going to enroll in a Kaplan course to make myself study, plus I'd like the time to do as many practice tests as possible. Additionally, I'd like the summer to take a few upper level Bio's and a few spanish courses to brush up my skills while bumping up my GPA a bit (I have a 3.25 with Chem.Eng/Paper Tech. double major and a 3.4 Science). I feel the pressure from the MCAT due to my lackluster GPA, so I need to do well on that horrendous test. At the same time I'd like to apply early. Is it possible to submit my application in August without my MCAT scores but with my summer class grades on my transcript? Will schools send me secondaries without seeing an MCAT score, and will AMCAS even let me submit my application in August without having an MCAT score yet? Or do I need to wait until October to submit my AMCAS application. I realize August is late, but hopefully not to late. But if I have to wait to get my MCAT scores and will not be able to submit my application until October, I fear I would miss out on any chances for interviews. What do you all think? Thanks for any advice you can give.