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Hi, I am going to be a third year student. My overall gpa is only 2.8 and I failed two math classes (I have to repeat in next summer). I know my grade is too bad and I even have trouble in applying pa program. But anyone think I should still try MCAT and see what’s my grade will be? I am also thinking about take 5th year. Anyone can give me some advice? Thank you.
 

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    Hi, I am going to be a third year student. My overall gpa is only 2.8 and I failed two math classes (I have to repeat in next summer). I know my grade is too bad and I even have trouble in applying pa program. But anyone think I should still try MCAT and see what’s my grade will be? I am also thinking about take 5th year. Anyone can give me some advice? Thank you.
    One should never take the MCAT unless quite confident of a score consistent with success.
    It is a high-stakes exam where the score never goes away.
    A low score is never entirely eradicated by subsequent scores as they will always be visible and thus, considered.
    The AAMC recommends that we average multiple scores, so even a good subsequent score is diminished by one taken in haste.
     
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    Take it. I had a low GPA Barely higher than yours. Threw everything behind the MCAT and got a 521. Have 2 acceptances. No gap years.


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    Hi, I am going to be a third year student. My overall gpa is only 2.8 and I failed two math classes (I have to repeat in next summer). I know my grade is too bad and I even have trouble in applying pa program. But anyone think I should still try MCAT and see what’s my grade will be? I am also thinking about take 5th year. Anyone can give me some advice? Thank you.
    Waste of money with that GPA
     
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