So I just got my MCAT score and it wasn't great but not bad either. PS 13 VR 10 BS 11 Total: 34T I had been scoring 35 consistently on my practice tests, so I was disappointed that I didn't meet that mark. As you can see in my MDapps, I would really like to stay in California; UCLA is my first choice. I feel that if I retook the MCAT, I could potentially go up 2 or 3 points. Would that difference be significant in admissions? Retaking would force me to apply later, or I suppose I could update schools. I would just like to hear opinions on how much difference a couple points makes. Also, I was very happy with my performance on the writing sample, but I hear that's the least important part. Since it is a T, though, could it possibly "make up for" my so-so performance in VR? Overall, I'm looking for some advice/reassurance about whether my MCAT score will be an issue for top-tier schools. I promise I'm not a troll, but I know this post is gunner-ish I would really appreciate honest opinions about where I stand. ----------------------------------- EDIT: Thanks to all who gave me helpful, reassuring words that I'm not out of the running for my schools of choice. I didn't mean to have a whiny post about my MCAT; I realize it's a good score and I'm very grateful to those of you who were respectful of my concerns. I'm definitely not going to retake the MCAT. My concerns now are working on my app, grades, and activities, and figuring out where I should apply with my stats and preferences. Too bad my MSAR hasn't come in the mail yet!