I've seen multiple posts about some schools averaging all of the mcat scores you sat for, while some take only the highest score. First of all, is this even true? And if it is, how do you find out if they average or just take the highest?
Exactly. I'd even suggest that this shouldn't be "alternatively" it should be your first instinct.alternatively you could call and ask.
I always recommend a one-and-done approach to the MCAT precisely b/c of the situation you're describing. The more MCAT scores you have, the more you're ceding power to the admissions committee. You're letting THEM decide what to do with your MCAT numbers. If you practice your butt off and have one good score, then YOU'RE the one putting the MCAT score out there and you know exactly what they'll think.I thought most look at your latest score. Otherwise if someone took the mcat once and got a 32 and retook and got a 29, the average isn't necessarily that bad (30.5). But the fact of the matter that they got a 29 the second time around is a bigger red flag. That's why I thought schools look at your latest score, but I could be wrong.