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

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by qweewq11, Jul 17, 2002.

  1. qweewq11

    qweewq11 Smiley orgy organizer 7+ Year Member

    Jun 22, 2002
    Planet of the cows
    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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  3. md_student2b

    md_student2b Member 7+ Year Member

    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.
  4. darkmatter

    darkmatter Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 27, 2002
    I have a hunch that schools receive percentiles (I was able to peek at an interviewer's file).
  5. Trek

    Trek Grand Uranium Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 23, 2001
    The Big House
    I'd lie- better to be seen as dumb than a verbal nerd!!! :) --Trek
  6. Mudd

    Mudd Charlatan & Trouble Maker 7+ Year Member

    Jun 5, 2002
    relocated again
    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.
  7. qweewq11

    qweewq11 Smiley orgy organizer 7+ Year Member

    Jun 22, 2002
    Planet of the cows
    Hmm let me rephrase this so that it is more realistic:

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

    Total score? 35? 33? 33-35?
  8. Rezul

    Rezul Portuguese Momma 7+ Year Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    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

  9. jot


    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.:)
  10. Laura JC

    Laura JC 7+ Year Member

    May 10, 2002
    I had a 13-15 on Verbal, and it was interpreted as 13 on everything I ever saw with my total score on it.
  11. SolidGold

    SolidGold Florida winters are the best! 10+ Year Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    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.
  12. doctorivy

    doctorivy Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 15, 2002
    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.
  13. thesaint

    thesaint Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 18, 2002
    :clap: fujkfykr
  14. Doctor Octopus

    Doctor Octopus Hospitalist 10+ Year Member

    May 23, 2002
    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

    qweewq11 Smiley orgy organizer 7+ Year Member

    Jun 22, 2002
    Planet of the cows
    I guess it's just annoying since next year it's possible to get a 15.
  16. rainmkre

    rainmkre Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2002
    yeah...i need help too....JUMBALIA:clap:
  17. md_student2b

    md_student2b Member 7+ Year Member

    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.
  18. Smoke This

    Smoke This Sweet cuppin' cakes! 10+ Year Member

    You for real, player? :confused:
  19. California

    California Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2002
    The Golden State
    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.
  20. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

    Feb 3, 2002
  21. wgu

    wgu Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 29, 2002
    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.
  22. Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003]

    Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003] Platinum Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    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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