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Can you sign up to take the MCAT more than once at one time?

For Example: Sign up for a seat for the April test and for the May test?



And... say if I take the test May 11th and submit my primaries June 1st... what happens? Do adcoms see my old MCAT test from a year ago? Do they review my application and wait on my MCAT score? Help please... this is stressing me out. I don't know what to do. I want to apply early cuz I dont' think I am that strong of an applicant. :scared:

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Can you sign up to take the MCAT more than once at one time?

For Example: Sign up for a seat for the April test and for the May test?



And... say if I take the test May 11th and submit my primaries June 1st... what happens? Do adcoms see my old MCAT test from a year ago? Do they review my application and wait on my MCAT score? Help please... this is stressing me out. I don't know what to do. I want to apply early cuz I dont' think I am that strong of an applicant. :scared:

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I think that you can only sign up for the MCAT one at a time. After you take the April test, then you can sign up for another MCAT date. I really don't like that because after you take the April test, the other remaining dates might already be filled up.

When you submit your application, it usually takes about a couple of weeks for AMCAS to verify it and send it to schools. You can submit you application before MCAT comes out, but schools will not look at your application until they have MCAT scores. Med schools will have record of all your MCATs scores. In June, the process is still early.
 

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So if I submit my application June 1st, and then my MCAT score comes in June 11th, schools probably still wont have my primary yet? Right? So they would probably get it around the 3rd week of June? I really want to take advantage of applying early and increasing my chances by whatever means.
 

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Ok, this is stressing me out too. My plan was to take it twice this summer, once in June, once in August. From what everyone on here is saying, that is not possible whatsoever. I tried to register for the June/July dates here in British Columbia today, and they were already sold out. So now I'll be waiting for the Washington registration date to get a spot in June or July. But obviously, there is no chance of waiting until after I take it in June and then registering for the August test. This is BS.:mad:
 
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Ok, this is stressing me out too. My plan was to take it twice this summer, once in June, once in August. From what everyone on here is saying, that is not possible whatsoever. I tried to register for the June/July dates here in British Columbia today, and they were already sold out. So now I'll be waiting for the Washington registration date to get a spot in June or July. But obviously, there is no chance of waiting until after I take it in June and then registering for the August test. This is BS.:mad:

the stupidest idea:rolleyes:
why would you want to take MCAT twice:confused:
study hard and take it ONLY once!
 

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you want to take it twice, or at least have the opportunity to if things dont go well the first time. Things come up, life sucks, I'd like to know there is a backup plan. Last year right before the August MCAT when I was in the middle of studying I somehow contracted meningitis, spent a week in the hospital, and then a week before the test found out my wife had been having an affair for the past year. OK, THAT is why sometimes you need to retake it. You'll probably ask why I didnt just try to get a refund due to medical reasons or just not have them mark my test. Well, I would have but I really wanted to at least attempt at last years application cycle so I could get on with my life. So there you have it, I want 2 chances this summer in case I get a little below what I feel I need the first time, then I have the chance to take it again one more time.

Now, does anybody know what they are doing about this testing centers filling up shiite, are they going to allow people to take the August MCAT after taking it in June? :scared:
 

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The only reason I wanted to double register was take it, see how I do... and then be prepared to take it once again right after. That is if my score wasn't what I wanted it to be.
 

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haha.... I wanted to do the same thing...
No one wants to write it twice...

But if you have any commitment towards getting into med school you should be ready to write it twice incase a certain section doesn't set up well for you.

I was ready as ready could be for myself going into last August... My last 5 bio scores had been 4 tens and 1 eleven... and I got the "worst-case scenario" bio section that didn't set up to any of my strengths... got a 9 which ruled me out of the two schools I want to apply to next year...

Being confident is one thing, naive is another.
 

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haha.... I wanted to do the same thing...
No one wants to write it twice...

But if you have any commitment towards getting into med school you should be ready to write it twice incase a certain section doesn't set up well for you.

I was ready as ready could be for myself going into last August... My last 5 bio scores had been 4 tens and 1 eleven... and I got the "worst-case scenario" bio section that didn't set up to any of my strengths... got a 9 which ruled me out of the two schools I want to apply to next year...

Being confident is one thing, naive is another.


Doode... I had the same exact situation... I was doing good till the Exam day the exam was heavily focused on Genetics and Molecular bio which were my weakest points. Also very little Ochem, and thats my best subject.

And my Verbal actually went up 1 point from practice tests... but it still sucks :laugh:
 

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when you submit AMCAS in the beginning of June, it usually takes days for verification. I remeber people who submitted their apps early last year, it took as short as 2 days for verification.
 
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