Considering that some colleges put a value on date of application, I'd apply with the 30.Hi - I took the MCAT last year and got over 30 but wanted to retake it June 17 because I took orgo I, II, and bio 2 this year. Will this delay my AMCAS application?
yes...your amcas will not be verified until the results are in. If you submit as early as possible then there will be minimal delay and you will still be considered an early applicant, albeit slightly later than than the early birds
I agree...you app can be verified without the mcat score, but will not be evaluated by schools until you receive the score. I agree that if you got above a 30, you should go on and apply with that score unless you are severely lacking in another aspect of your app. One thing to keep in mind...if you apply in June with the 30 and indicate that you will be retaking, some schools may give you an interview based on the 30 if they want to. I never thought this was possible, but I took the mcat last May, decided to retake, and received an interview invitation from Tufts before my retake score even arrived.No, this is not true. You do not need to have you MCAT score submitted for your AMCAS to be verified. Though, schools will not consider your application complete until you have all your scores in.
I suggest you submit your AMCAS application as soon as possible so that you can get the verification out of the way. Once you receive your MCAT scores, make sure they show up on your AMCAS application, and they should be forwarded automatically to the schools you listed.
Since schools don't start receiving primary applications till early July, you will still be considered early.