more than 1 mcat, which score?

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It depends on the school. All schools see all MCAT scores received. However, some will consider your best scores while others use all scores to make admission decisions. If you've taken them more then once, most med schools look positively upon you if your scores improved. Hope this info helps.
 

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You'll have to check the MSAR for specific schools, but at the five schools at which I interviewed (GW, Temple, NYMC, Einstein, and MCP) the interviewers all told me that they considered the most recent scores. (I had taken them in April and August 2000.) In addition, Einstein told me that they look for considerable improvement from one sitting to the next. Luckily for me, my later scores were the better scores!
 
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whoa...is this the Hopkins undergrad thread now? Can I join? I'm not from the same class, but I've undergone the same toils! Yeah...I must be crazy to stay at this school for another four years, huh?
 

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Nylee -

You're a nutcase for staying at Hopkins :D I decided to leave behind the "Great Excavations" and head for the chocolate med school! Best of luck!!

I actually might know you Nylee and Jenn Kuo. I was supposed to graduate class of 2002, but wanted to leave so badly I graduated in 2001.
 

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Every school is different.... however MOST schools take the most recent into consideration. You should buy the Medical School Admissions Requirements book from AAMC... it has detailed information on every school... and unlike the PR book, the info is written BY THE SCHOOLS themselves!

Good luck :)
 

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Originally posted by Jalby
It definately does hurt you more to have two scores than one.

That's just not true. It might hurt you if you've taken it 3 or 4 times and only had marginal improvement... but many many people take it a second time, improve, and go on to awesome schools. Just ask scooby about it...
 

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hey dr kevin,
i am in the same situation you are in. however, being the paranoid person that i am, i practically e-mailed every single school inquiring about multiple mcat scores. majority of the schools said that they take the most recent score, and many also said that they take the best score. also, they all said that they take improvement into great consideration and that if you hold your scores, they assume the absolute worst. so, release all of them. if you've improved, it will only help you!
 
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