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Any schools take the best of each section on the MCAT

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Ausmil, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. Ausmil

    Ausmil Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    May 26, 2005
    Are there any DO schools that will take the best of all sections from two or three MCATs? And if so, which ones.
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  3. StringerBell

    StringerBell It's the final countdown! 5+ Year Member

    Jan 24, 2007
    I think the shorthand answer to this is "no," though I can't say for sure. Though I would imagine that if you scored a 10, 9, 9 and then a 9, 10, 9, and then a 9, 9, 10, they would assume your actual score would be somewhere between a 9-10 in each section. However, if you're scoring 10, 7, 7 in all the various permutations, I wouldn't expect them to look at it and call it a 30. I doubt, though, that anyone's scores are distributed in such a fashion.

    That being said, there must be a reason why you are asking this question. Have you taken the MCAT multiple times, and are your scores distributed that way?
  4. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2000
    A school will look at all of your MCAT scores.
  5. premed2007

    premed2007 MS-IV 2+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2006
    Washington DC
    my understanding is that they will look at all scores but focus more on your highest score overall, not combine the individual sections. But they do view all of your scores and probably take that into consideration.
  6. MaximusD

    MaximusD Anatomically Incorrect Physician 10+ Year Member

    Aug 8, 2006
    State of Delirium
    Some schools average the scores... the MSAR will let you know which schools do this for allopathic institutions. Individual websites will let you know for the COM's.

    Most, however, consider all scores. This is why you should be careful not to drop your score on a retake.

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