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Zach90

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I got a 32 on my June 16th MCAT, and i know I could do better, seeing as how I had been scoring 35s and 36s on AAMC and Kaplan tests for two months before my real test. I am signed up to retake it August 12th, but I want to move it back to September 2nd. Is that too late for this cycle? I should be submitting my primary application this weekend.
 

Zach90

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Retake a 32???? That's like 88th percentile. LOL

lol yeah...i mean its only because 1) i was hoping to apply to top 25 schools and 2) i have very little research experience, so that is already a big negative, right?
 
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Dec 25, 2010
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No. It's late, but not "too late". You can certainly still apply this cycle. Just know that what you're doing is risky - there's not much of a gap between what you got and your perceived potential, which itself could not be entirely accurate for a number of reasons. It's possible to improve, but with a 32, it's also possible to do worse, which would make you look pretty silly in the eyes of admissions.
 

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First... do not re-take a 32. Second... DO NOT retake a 32.
 
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dude c'mon 32! it's up to you, but I wouldn't retake. Actually, if you don't want your 32 I'd take it in a heart beat. Your 32 will probably not hold you back at a top 25 school but your little research experience might ( and that's a MIGHT).
One last thing, why would you put your self again in that beast MCAT situation when you have a score to be proud of? is it worth it? will a 35 make you a better candidate than a 32? what if you end up with a 31?
 
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what about retaking a 30?
I probably wouldn't unless:

-It's horribly unbalanced - less than 7 in VR, for example
-You were consistently scoring high 30s on your practice tests, and you're going for top schools
 
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