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LoLCareerGoals

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Can you apply while you are still completing the prerequisites? I saw a couple of you who have already landed admits were still taking courses.
If practice tests indicate I am ready, I'd like to take MCAT after some self-study, before completing the coursework to save time. (I can't start coursework now because I am out of the country.)
Will I be allowed to apply in such a scenario and if so will I put myself at a massive disadvantage without any bio/chem grades to show?

In general by what point in the application process do you need all your "check boxes checked"?
 

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Can you apply while you are still completing the prerequisites? I saw a couple of you who have already landed admits were still taking courses.
If practice tests indicate I am ready, I'd like to take MCAT after some self-study, before completing the coursework to save time. (I can't start coursework now because I am out of the country.)
Will I be allowed to apply in such a scenario and if so will I put myself at a massive disadvantage without any bio/chem grades to show?

In general by what point in the application process do you need all your "check boxes checked"?

I got accepted last fall and am currently taking both biochemistry and biology lab. When you apply you put in your planned classes. When I got accepted it was just contingent on me getting at least a C in the remaining requirements.
 

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I was accepted in fall and had not finished Chem 2, Bio 2, or OChem lab. My acceptance was contingent on completing those courses with a "similar level of performance" (or something like that) to my previous work.

I did alright on my MCAT, but I will say that Chem 2 would have helped me out a lot. Just make sure you take a few full-length, timed practice tests and are very comfortable with the bottom end of the scores you get before you take the real thing.
 

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I am applying without organic chemistry and taking the MCAT without having physics or o chem (been self studying for months and sill be taking physics I and II this summer and waiting till they are done to submit my applications ~ 2nd week in July) I was concerned about this but my advisor told me that it is fairly common but your acceptance is contingent on your successfully completing the classes before matriculation.
 
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