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MCAT expiration and retake questions

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by hopestobe, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. hopestobe

    hopestobe Member
    7+ Year Member

    Apr 1, 2006
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    Hi everyone,
    I was wondering, if they mcat score is no longer valid after 3 yrs, does it mean the score will not show up on the records or will it only be disregarded? Does that also mean that after 3 yrs, you get new chances to retake? For example,
    I took the test 2 yrs ago and am planning to take it again this year. Then,what if I need to take it again after that, will that appear as taking it 3 times or only 2? The other thing is the first time I took it was on paper, will they cut you some slack for taking it once on paper and then twice on comp 2-3 yrs later? Any thoughts would be helpful, thanks!
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  3. DrBowtie

    DrBowtie Final Countdown
    Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Feb 24, 2005
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    The score will still show up on the report.
  4. Captain Fantastic

    Physician 10+ Year Member

    Mar 28, 2005
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    Also (you knew there would be more coming), while the majority of schools only consider MCAT scores from the past 3 years, some schools (Iowa comes to mind) weigh your MCAT scores as far back as 6 years into their decisions.

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