Hi ya'll, I've already taken the MCAT once and got myself a 31. I'd like to pose the [rash?] hypothetical that this score is the weakest part of my application. I'm looking at some top schools (talkin' Mount Sinai, Emory, and the like), but I'm thinking this 31 could be what holds me back. I don't know what happened on my test date, but I was scoring consistently 3-5 higher on my practice tests, so I don't think this score is the reflection upon my abilities that I was hoping for.. One section, for instance, was the same exact score that I got on my very first diagnostic test 6 months prior to the exam. So my question is this: has anyone ever heard of cases in which someone gets an interview, somehow works into the conversation the less-than-ideal MCAT by school's standards, and is offered a chance to re-take it as late as say, January in the middle of the application cycle, to demonstrate that the score is truly not an accurate reflection? Or maybe after being placed on a waitlist, take it again, and show 'em then? I'm planning to submit next week, though the possibility of re-taking in July still sits at the back of my mind. I haven't begun studying yet and would honestly rather not go through that again this soon and have my application "late" as people-who-have-been-giving-me-advice say it will be. If I can take it in January though, I'd be totally up for it. Lol, this might be a completely ABSURD proposition, but I'd like some thoughts! Thanks!