Hi guys. I need your help. I have a 3.5, 30R MCAT, ivy leaguer, 4-yr varsity athlete, full array of typical pre-med EC's. YET I wasn't fortunate enough to be accepted...anywhere. Because I was invited to interview at 5 schools, I suspect my personality has a lot to do with my recent line of rejections. So here's the debate. Be honest, please, and think about your preferred answer: should I retake my MCAT? PROS of doing it (i.e., for your consideration): I want to retake the MCAT. I think I can "go big" this time without having to worry about school or sports getting in the way. I just took BIOCHEM. I did markedly better on the Practice Tests (33-34's) than the actual (30) the first time around. I want not only to get accepted the second time around, but I want to consider some top 20's. I have confidence I can score a 35 or so this time if I truly devote myself. My GPA will be the same as before, so if I don't retake the MCAT, my credentials will be no different that last year's. CONS: Obviously, it would be devastating to score lower or only marginally higher (<31) on a second try.