# multiple mcat scores

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No clue there!

I agree but choosing 7 as the capping number is odd. What's unique about 7?

3 would make significantly more sense IMO.
No clue there!

It's also interesting that 7 attempts include voids and no-shows. So if i void the first 6 attempts, the 7th truly becomes a one-shot deal

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Are old and new MCAT scores averaged together the same way?

I scored a 27 (10/9/8)on the old MCAT and scored a 517 (130/126/130/131) on the new MCAT a year and a half later.

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Are old and new MCAT scores averaged together the same way?

I scored a 27 (10/9/8)on the old MCAT and scored a 517 (130/126/130/131) on the new MCAT a year and a half later.

It's a gray area but yes. 517 = 35 according to percentiles. The average = 31.

What would YOU conclude about an applicant who voided 6x exams?????

It's also interesting that 7 attempts include voids and no-shows. So if i void the first 6 attempts, the 7th truly becomes a one-shot deal

We're using percentiles for the time being.
Are old and new MCAT scores averaged together the same way?

I scored a 27 (10/9/8)on the old MCAT and scored a 517 (130/126/130/131) on the new MCAT a year and a half later.

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It's a gray area but yes. 517 = 35 according to percentiles. The average = 31.

Thats a shame. Hopefully some schools will see how much dedication and effort I put into the year following my first MCAT score and see that as a positive in some ways.

Thats a shame. Hopefully some schools will see how much dedication and effort I put into the year following my first MCAT score and see that as a positive in some ways.

2 scores is a gray area, especially with a 1.5 year time difference, which is long enough to show that you have improved a lot and the first attempt was probably a fluke. It's probably better to position yourself in the 31-35 category (closer to 35 than 31) than just a 31

What would YOU conclude about an applicant who voided 6x exams?????

I thought adcoms can't see voided attempts even though they're recorded by AAMC?

2 scores is a gray area, especially with a 1.5 year time difference, which is long enough to show that you have improved a lot and the first attempt was probably a fluke. It's probably better to position yourself in the 31-35 category (closer to 35 than 31) than just a 31

I thought adcoms can't see voided attempts even though they're recorded by AAMC?

Thats good to hear. Thank you.

I might be wrong, but my understanding is that now we can see voided scores. Wise @gonnif, what say you?

I thought adcoms can't see voided attempts even though they're recorded by AAMC?

I might be wrong, but my understanding is that now we can see voided scores. Wise @gonnif, what say you?
This is my extremely uninformed position, but I am almost certain that the point of voiding was so that the score couldn't be seen because the test wasn't even graded.

It can be seen if a school wants to see it and go through the AAMC Score Report separately . However, that takes extra effort and with as many applications as schools get, there isn't much incentive to do things that take extra effort unless it's truly necessayr and there is a strong reason for a specific applicant to look up their MCAT history to check for voided attempts.

We are thus seeing that the likelihood of an Adcom member seeing that someone voided any number of times is low.

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