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Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by Revathi999, Jun 1, 2002.

  1. Revathi999

    Revathi999 Junior Member

    Feb 17, 2002
    Kansas City
    I have read on MCAT strategy books that you should not release the MCAT scores unless you are very sure that you scored very well. Is that true?
    I took MCAT in April and I feel that I must take in August again. I am a non traditional student. Has anybody taken homestudy courses from Columbia/Berkeley and found
    them useful?

    Thanks for any response.
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  3. marleybfour

    marleybfour Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 2, 2001
    Boynton Beach, Fl.
    I also took the MCAT in April and fear the worst. I did not release my scores thinking that it might buy me some time. I don't know anything about the Columbia review. I am taking a Princeton review now and find it very helpful.
  4. RT

    RT Rt 7+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2002
    1. No. Schools will see that you took it. They're likely to ask for your scores anyway.

    2. Either Kaplan or PR. Otherwise, you'd risk yourself not being trained by the "best." I wouldn't want to lose to others on this factor just because I wanna save some bucks. You could always do more than just taking Kap/PR.
  5. Bikini Princess

    Bikini Princess 7+ Year Member

    May 26, 2002
    Eventually med schools will know your scores, no matter what..even if you do well on a second test, you can't release those scores without also releasing your previous scores. It's all one package.
  6. bruinkid

    bruinkid Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 31, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    As far as holding mcat scores, you are entitled to hold scores and release the score you wish to release. It is not all one package in which you release one score and then all of your other scores are released. This information is located in the MCAT booklet if you read it carefully! Do what you think is best! Don't listen to others!
  7. relatively prime

    relatively prime post happy member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 28, 2002
    I believe most medical schools care most about your most recent scores... and a lot of schools only care about your most recent scores. So just make sur eyou improve the second time you take it... that your most recent score is your best score.
    If I were you I wouldn't bend over backward trying to hide past MCAT scores... they probably won't be given much weight anyway... unless you totally bomb it, like get less than a 20.

    But, hey, maybe you did well this time and won't have to worry about it at all. :)

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