MCAT'S valid after 2 yrs?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by lost, Feb 17, 2002.

  1. Hi,
    If I took my MCAT's after my sophomore year during the summer....then decide to take a year off after graduation and then apply, will my scores still be valid or do I have to retake them?

    This is completely off topic but are Statistics and engineering courses factored into the Science GPA?

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  3. PMPMD

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    It varies by school, but most of the schools I applied to accepted scores from the past 3-5 years, so I think you're good. A few schools (Galveston) only accept scores from the past year, but I think these are the minority. If you don't already have it, get the Complete Book of Medical Schools. It has info on all the medical schools in the country, plus a few from Canada and the Bahamas. The MCAT policy, as well as other important information, is in there.
     
  4. What P Daddy said, except in my experience/opinion the schools I applied to only wanted MCATs within 3 years. But yeah, it varys.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the science GPA is based on the pre-med science courses (Bio, Gen Chem, Orgo, Physics, Math) but I could be wrong. I'm an engineering student too, and if they did count eng. courses, my science GPA would be about the same as my regular GPA.
     
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    although some engineering classes have Calc III prerequsites and are harder, the last time I asked my advisor, they were not factored in...

    Then again, she could be wrong....
     
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    pretty much all of the schools i applied to only accepted scores that are three years old or less by the time you matriculate. in other words, i took the MCAT in april of 1999 and hope to matriculate in fall of 2002, so this is the final year i could apply using these scores as they will be three years old by the time i matriculate.

    statistics courses count as math but engineering courses have their own category that is not factored into the BCPM GPA.
     
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    But wait, after six months of being out of school don't you have to start paying back college loans?
    :mad: A break is cool but whose ready for that.
     

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