Hey Guys, I don't know what happened but, I feel like my dream is shattering right in front of my eyes. I just got back my MCAT score and it is terrible. I got a 496 and the funny thing is that my practice exam scores were above 70% for each section. However, I cannot afford to waste any time pondering about what went wrong. It is what it is. Anyways... Some background: I have a cGPA of 3.4 and sGPA of 3.3, I have great ECs and all the good stuff. Anyways... I took the risk of applying to my top choices without the knowledge of my MCAT score. While submitting my AMCAS, I gave the test date of July 18th hence, the crappy 496 will be distributed automatically. I completed some secondaries but I have not submitted them yet. Now that I know my score, there is no way I will continue applying with this score on my plate. So.... Here are my options and this is where I would greatly appreciate your advice: Option A - Retake the MCAT on Sept 16th however, I am worried that my app will be very late. Also, I am not sure how I will go about the application aka should I submit everything then call each school and let them know that I am retaking my exam? Option B - Withdraw my application and just reapply next cycle. Even though the thought of this option kills me because that will mean additional gap years, I will go with it if it will make me a stronger applicant. Maybe, enroll in a PostBacc? This way I have the chance to raise my GPA and my score... Thanks in advance!!!