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Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by jdla, May 29, 2008.

  1. jdla

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    I already postponed the exam twice. I feel like this is becoming a habit. My score are not where I want them to be. I am scheduled to take the MCAT June 13th.
     
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    postpone again
     
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    I have been trying to take this exam a year ago so I don't know if I want to keep repeating what I have already done. This year I postponed it twice. I don't know if this would be helpful since I have done it before.
     
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    I was thinking about taking the MCAT in June and then retake in August or July.
     
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    I'm guessing your scores have leveled off and you're having trouble getting over the hump. I wouldn't advise taking the MCAT unless your full length practice tests are scoring in a range you're comfortable with since it's very unlikely that there will be an increase in your score on the real MCAT. Of course, you don't want to postpone it forever, so I think at some point (which you have to determine yourself) you just have to bite the bullet and take the test. I think taking it in June and then re-taking it if your score is not good isn't such a bad idea at this point. At least with SOME score you can apply if you want to.
     
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    Yeah I feel like I am just postponing it and I need to take it.
     
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    Should I postpone my MCAT if I scored a 20 on AAMC 5 exam? This is like a never ending cycle.



    please advice.
     
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    You should definitely postpone. But it seems like you have not put forth the effort to perform well on the MCAT since you have been putting it off for more than a year and are still scoring this low on practice tests. I would say that you really need to get busy and do what you need to do in order to get a decent score on it. If you are not prepared to do that then you might as well take it and hope for the best.
     
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    Don't take the test until you're ready. If you're satisfied with what you're getting on the practice exam, then take it. :eek: Otherwise, postpone it. A miracle is unlikely to happen on the day of the exam where you'll gain 10 points higher than your practice exam. :idea: Chances are higher that you'll score even less than what you've practice due to an increase level of stress and who knows what could happen at the test center.
     
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    okay it is just that my parents want me to take it this june.

    If I cancel my exam, can I take it this year? Do I have to keep rescheduling it?
     
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    I'd imagine you can cancel and reschedule the test as many times as you want, but you can only take the test, what, 3 times in a year? (maybe more than that, but I'm too lazy to look it up).

    Was that 20 a ridiculous outlier and your other full length test scores are much higher, or is a 20 about the norm? Because if it's the norm then I'm going to have to agree with WinterLights on this one.
     
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    What the difference between canceling and rescheduling the exam?
     
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    I guess maybe I'm misunderstanding what you mean by "cancelling." Do you mean voiding? This is where you go to the test site, take the test, then choose the "Void" option at the end of the exam to not have it scored. These voids DO count toward your 3 (or whatever) total allowed times to take the test in a year.

    If you mean cancelling as in withdrawing your seat reservation, then you can do that as often as you like, I guess.

    I mean rescheduling to be when you make a seat reservation. So if you cancel a seat reservation, you have to reschedule the exam. That make sense?
     
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    Can I cancel the exam and still be able to take the MCAT this year? I thought that if you cancel the exam then you will not be able to take it this year too. It that right.
     
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    No, I don't think that's right. You can take the MCAT multiple times in a calendar year (again, I don't know the exact number). You can only be registered for one exam at a time, however. That means you cannot, for example, reserve a seat for the May 23rd MCAT and the June 13th MCAT at the same time. If you were to cancel your reservation for the 5/23 MCAT, you could then schedule a new date if there are still spots open. Same deal happens if you actually take the exam. Once you've finished the exam you can immediately schedule a new date but not before then.
     
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    This seems like as good of a thread to ask this in as any:

    Is there any rule on how quickly you can retake the MCAT? Like a month, two months, etc after you've taken it?
     
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    I believe you can schedule for a retake about two days after you take your MCAT and didn't feel so good about it. The timing depends on the seats available at your testing site and when it's offered. Some people were able to take it again within a month, others didn't find seats until two months later. You just have to make sure that you're better prepared for this test than you were the last time.
     
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    I don't think there's a rule against how soon you can retake it, but there's a self-limiting factor to it. Many test sites are full a few hours after registration opens for the first time, so it can be quite difficult to get a reservation only a few weeks away from test day. Of course, if you don't mind incorporating a long drive or overnight stay to snag a far away spot, then that might help your chances.

    Again though, if you weren't ready the first time, one or two weeks might not help that much.
     

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