MCAT taken before, wait for new score?

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  1. CommSNTS

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    My previous MCAT score was pretty bad (28P :scared:) so I was wondering if I should wait for my new score to come in (taking it in July) or go ahead and apply with the current score. Will schools hold my application until it comes in or wait until my MCAT comes in?
     
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    ^Bump^... I am in the same boat as you, also curious what others think. I was thinking of applying to less than 15 now and then applying to more assuming I will do better in July.
     
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    Bump - Help Advice Wanted
     
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    this is what i did... and i was in a similar situation. i applied as early as possible, b/c the verification process takes the longest. when the new scores come in, amcas automatically updated my app. i don't remember having to do anything for the new scores...secondaries don't usually go out until july, so i wasn't worried about my app getting screened out.
     
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    Thanks for the response
     
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    er :confused: .... 28 isn't bad
     
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    Right. I would plan to re-take but apply anyways. If your gpa is good, you may have no problems. But just for the record, a 28 is a good score and certainly shows you tried hard. It's just that the competition is so harsh that it's hard to get in with scores slightly below average.
     
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    Maybe you should complete your applications for June and tell them to wait on reviewing them until you complete your July MCAT. That way most of your work is done and you can still impress them with your new scores. But definitely make sure you improve! It'll be a stressful few months, but worth it if you improve your score even by 1 or 2 points. Good luck!
     
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    Alright sounds good.. Yeah I was just afraid of getting rejected right away with the 28 before they receive my July MCAT score but it looks like I shouldn't worry about it (other than kicking the MCAT's A$$).
     
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    Right, that was what I was afraid of.

    I'll go ahead with it though and pray for the best. Thanks for the responses!
     
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    say you have a lower mcat score of 21R and am retaking it in july 18. is it feasible to submit amcas early in june/july anyways, selecting the option to let them know a new mcat score will be written in july? or should i wait until august 18 to get my new score and then submit amcas then? If i submit amcas early, will i be screened out or will schools not look at my app until they receive second mcat score? how does this work..some1 please clarify for me thanks
     

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