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Can the primary application be submitted w/o MCAT score?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by Fay, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. Fay

    Fay 7+ Year Member

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    Can the primary application be submitted w/o MCAT score? Thanks.
     
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  3. QofQuimica

    QofQuimica Seriously, dude, I think you're overreacting.... Administrator Physician PhD Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    Yes. But your file won't be complete until your score arrives.
     
  4. badasshairday

    badasshairday Vascular and Interventional Radiology 10+ Year Member

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    So there is no advantage for sending in your app before you get your scores?
     
  5. sexyman

    sexyman 5+ Year Member

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    NO, there is...the app takes 3 weeks to process.
     
  6. BrainTeazer

    BrainTeazer 7+ Year Member

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    do any of you know how med schools weigh the scores when you take MCAT's more than once? I heard there are some who take best, some who take latest and some average it!

    anyone has more info about this? what do med schools usually do?

    thanks!
     
  7. Fay

    Fay 7+ Year Member

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    So, I won't receive any secondary if I submit my primary without a MCAT score?
     
  8. Fay

    Fay 7+ Year Member

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    I'm not sure. Yet, my friend told me as long as one improves a lot on the second MCAT, it's a good thing. He said taking the second time to improve means that he/she is serious about going to medical school.
     
  9. HippocratesX

    HippocratesX Member 7+ Year Member

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    you will not receive a secondary, no.
     
  10. gujuDoc

    gujuDoc 10+ Year Member

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    Yes there is because many non screening schools will give secondaries without the MCAT score so all they will be waiting for is your scores.
     
  11. badasshairday

    badasshairday Vascular and Interventional Radiology 10+ Year Member

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    The primary app doesn't seem like it will take to long then, correct? I will receive my MCAT score on June 11, but I figure it will be best just to send in my primary app on June 1. I just need to write up my personal statement in the ten days I have after finals.

    Cool.
     
  12. badasshairday

    badasshairday Vascular and Interventional Radiology 10+ Year Member

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    BTW, gujudoc, which schools give out secondary apps without MCAT scores? Can you name a few ? Thanks.
     
  13. boodthedog

    boodthedog Members Only 2+ Year Member

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    From my understanding, most schools take the most recent score.
     
  14. todds

    todds Member 10+ Year Member

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    I had a question for those who can answer. I'll be retaking the MCAT June 13th but I want to apply as soon as the applications come out. If I send in my application in the beginning of June, will my old MCAT scores be processed instead of the recent ones?
     
  15. Tribeca

    Tribeca Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I think so. Then you just indicate on your app that you are planning to take the MCAT again in July.
     
  16. Tribeca

    Tribeca Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    what if i put in my app without the mcat score and without adding any schools yet so that amcas can process it, then adding in schools when i get my score? does anyone know if that's possible?
     
  17. QofQuimica

    QofQuimica Seriously, dude, I think you're overreacting.... Administrator Physician PhD Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    It depends on the school. If they don't screen, you may receive one. Whether you receive one or not, you can start working on the secondary questions ahead of time. There is a thread every year in Pre-Allo that lists all of the questions for each school. :luck: to you. :)
     
  18. CATallergy

    CATallergy 2+ Year Member

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    are LORs part of the secondary, and is it possible to get interviews before submitting LORs?
     
  19. gujuDoc

    gujuDoc 10+ Year Member

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    No you gotta let them know at least of one school before submitting it. You can always add more later on but to send it I'd think you need one school at least. If you are going to do that you might as well wait til you get your scores but your practice scores often give an indicator of your scores.
     
  20. gujuDoc

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    A lot of Fl. schools. I don't know every single school off the top of my head. There's an MSAR for a reason. Call teh schools and find out individually from places of interest.
     
  21. gujuDoc

    gujuDoc 10+ Year Member

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    Waiting 10 days isn't a big deal. If you were taking the MCAT in like August or something it would make a big deal. But June 11th would still be early.
     
  22. lynn623la

    lynn623la Senior Member 2+ Year Member

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    I'm taking the MCAT late July to early August.

    I guess it would be wise to submit my application early and to my tenative schools, correct?

    If I do super on the MCAT, I can always submit additional schools at a later point, correct?

    Thanks!
     

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