Can you apply after you find out your August mcat scores? In other words, can you still take the august mcat and THEN decide that you will apply the same year?? or must you apply, then take the mcat, which forces you to submit your scores (no matter what they are)? I want to take the August test and I want to apply this year. I have never taken teh mcat before, so I might not do as well as I need to...in that case, I'm taking a huge risk...so, what should I do?