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MCAT Scores

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by Thumper, Sep 9, 2001.

  1. Thumper

    Thumper Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 8, 2001
    Hey everyone,
    I took the MCAT's this past April, but didn't do as I'd like, so I withheld the scores. I took them again this past August. In the meantime, however, I've heard scary tales about how med schools look down on withheld scores, so I want to know if anyone has any input on what I should do. Should I release, and if yes, what would be the lowest score you would release. I hope you understand why I don't want to have my score posted on the web, but I would definitely appreciate any input anyone might have! :confused: null :confused:
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  3. turtleboard

    turtleboard SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Jun 3, 1999
    New York, New York
    It's pretty safe to assume that most admissions committees will look at a witheld score with an eye of suspicion and that many will assume you probably really messed it up anyway.

    Unless your August MCAT turns out to be considerably better than what you believe is a poor score on the April exam, witholding the scores won't really help your application all that much. It may even put you in a hole.

    I'd withold scores only if they were below a 26, but even a 26 is sort of a tough sell.

    Good luck.
  4. srlondon

    srlondon Member 7+ Year Member

    May 15, 2001
    If you dont mention your scores, it is sort of difficult to make any sort of judgement, but keep this in mind-- there is an approx. 10% variability per test session. If you get a 20 in April and a 24 in Aug, that's essentially a wash. If you go from 20 to 28, and have a decent excuse, that's a different situation.

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