If you got a 13-15 on verbal....

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  1. qweewq11

    qweewq11 Smiley orgy organizer

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    Let's say you got 13-15V, 1PS, 1BS (theoretical example), and someone asked for your MCAT scores.

    Is that score considered an overall 17? Or 15? Or 15-17? Just curious, especially since in the AAMC book they have a table with overall MCAT scores and they don't specify...
     
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    I thought it was impossible to get a 1 on the PS or BS, anyways...

    I had a friend who got the 13-15 on the vaunted verbal and an 11 and 12 on the sciences. When people asked, he said he got a 36-38. I think AMCAS reports the scores including the range, how a school interprets it is beyond me, but I would think they'd consider anyone with a 13-15 on the verbal as quite outstanding.
     
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    I have a hunch that schools receive percentiles (I was able to peek at an interviewer's file).
     
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    I'd lie- better to be seen as dumb than a verbal nerd!!! :) --Trek
     
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    I'd assume they'd redirect your application to law school or the new Target store they are opening up around the corner. I'm not sure how law school would work, but I believe the manager at the local Target would interpret that as a 15, and not a 15-17... so they could start you at minimum wage rather than $7.50 an hour.
     
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    Hmm let me rephrase this so that it is more realistic:

    Scores: 13-15, 10B, 10V.

    Total score? 35? 33? 33-35?
     
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    If someone asked me what I got and I had those scores, I'd just say "better than you did". The person wouldn't ask any further questions I'm sure :D

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    most people say the range - but then again, most people that ask don't know what the score means. i'd just tell them you got an A+ and a golden star.:)
     
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    I had a 13-15 on Verbal, and it was interpreted as 13 on everything I ever saw with my total score on it.
     
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    I consider a 13 a perfect score, especially since I can't seem to get over a 10 on a practice test or on the real thing.
     
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    I got a 13-15 on verbal and when I printed the AMCAS (last year) it was reported as a 13. I think that schools receive an explaination and know that 13 means the top score.
     
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    I wanted to believe my score was 33-35 because having that 35 in there makes it sound better. In reality, its a 33 :( ,
    On second thought :clap: . 33 is great. Don't worry.
     
  15. qweewq11

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    I guess it's just annoying since next year it's possible to get a 15.
     
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    yeah...i need help too....JUMBALIA:clap:
     
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    I think the medical schools recieve score reports similar to our own... in my open-file UCLA interview, my interviewer knew exactly what I had on all my previous MCAT attempts and commented about it.
     
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    I think it would be very unfortunate for a person to receive a total score of 28-30 on the MCAT with the following breakdown:

    Verbal: 13-15
    Physical Sciences: 7
    Biological Sciences: 8

    I strongly believe a score of 30 is a big cut-off for many applicants at many medical schools. (I understand there are also many applicants with a score below 30; however, I think more *competitive* applicants are those that score 30 and higher. Please do not flame me for this if you disagree. I am just offering my humble opinion and what many successful applicants have shared with me.) I don't think many medical schools are forgiving to applicants that have scored very high on the Verbal Section while much poorer on the Physical and Biological Sciences Sections. I wish this wasn't the case. In my opinion, any person who scores 13-15 on the Verbal Section deserves to be accepted to medical school, even if their other scores are low.

    Nevertheless, the main point of this post is that a person with this breakdown would have to tell everyone, "I scored a 28-30." For whatever reason, people think of a score of 30 as much, much better than a score of 28, even though there is only a difference of two points.
     
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    sweet!
     
  22. wgu

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    The difference between 13 and 15 is only a couple of questions so it really should be interpreted as about the same due to variance.
     
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    I got a 13 on all the sections of the test and I want to retake the test because I want to get 15. :laugh:
     

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