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Effective MCAT score?

  • 518

    Votes: 3 37.5%
  • 33 < x < 518

    Votes: 5 62.5%

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Dr. Scribe

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I understand that the AAMC suggests averaging multiple MCAT scores together.
For example, a 32 in 2012 and 36 in 2014 should be viewed as a 34.
However, how does this work for MCATs taken before and after 2015?

Use my situation as an example:
33 in 2014 and 518(36-37) in 2017.

Do I have an effective MCAT score of 518 or something less than that?

Thanks for your input.
 
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I understand that the AAMC suggests averaging multiple MCAT scores together.
For example, a 32 in 2012 and 36 in 2014 should be viewed as a 34.
However, how does this work for MCATs taken before and after 2015?

Use my situation as an example:
33 in 2014 and 518(36-37) in 2017.

Do I have an effective MCAT score of 518 or something less than that?
For schools that average: A 33 is about the 91st percentile. A 518 is about 97th percentile. That would give you an average of 94th percentile, which translates into a 515.5 (or old score of 34).

For schools that look at the most recent or highest score, you'd have an effective MCAT score of 518 (36).
 
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I understand that the AAMC suggests averaging multiple MCAT scores together.
For example, a 32 in 2012 and 36 in 2014 should be viewed as a 34.
However, how does this work for MCATs taken before and after 2015?

Use my situation as an example:
33 in 2014 and 518(36-37) in 2017.

Do I have an effective MCAT score of 518 or something less than that?

Thanks for your input.

Either way you will be above screening cutoffs for all schools. Screening is really the only stage where averaging vs. most recent comes into effect. If/when your application is reviewed at committee, both scores will be seen and interpreted in context.
 
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I understand that the AAMC suggests averaging multiple MCAT scores together.
For example, a 32 in 2012 and 36 in 2014 should be viewed as a 34.
However, how does this work for MCATs taken before and after 2015?

Use my situation as an example:
33 in 2014 and 518(36-37) in 2017.

Do I have an effective MCAT score of 518 or something less than that?

Thanks for your input.
Avg or no, a 518 is nothing to sneeze at.
 
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