I did a search, but the answers that I found was more or less relevant to admissions before 2007. Plus there's such a varied response, several have said August MCAT is too late and that the applicant should wait one more year, and others have said that August MCAT is doable but disadvantageous nonetheless. Question: Should I just submit the app as early as I can so that I can be complete by August (at latest) or should I retake the MCAT in August? Or Should I use some strategy and ask SELECT schools to process my app without waiting for my 2008 MCAT score? My stats: July 2007 MCAT: 26 R August 2007 MCAT: 31 R (currently registered for August 7th 2008 MCAT) overall GPA: 3.5 science GPA: not sure yet, probably 3.3 ECs - volunteering at hospital - involved in student government for two years - editor-in-chief for one year - teacher's assistant for intro bio - secretary for one year - social chair for one year I really feel that I can score significantly higher on the MCAT this year because I've taken more science courses inbetween that have helped me understand intro bio, intro chem and intro physics more. I'm also practicing my reading skills everyday.