Hi everyone, I am a nontraditional student who graduated from undergrad 2 years ago. I am currently in a 2 year masters program (just finished my first year). I took the MCAT 2 years ago and my score is expiring for some schools, but not for others. To increase my chances of admission, I am planning to take the 2015 MCAT in March of 2016. I wanted to ask a few of questions: 1) Would it help to retake biochemistry (got an A- in undergrad) for a refresher for the new MCAT at no extra cost? 2) Let's say that my new MCAT is worse (percentile wise) than my current MCAT, will schools look at the better score, the most recent score or both? 3) I have 6 letters of recommendation from my science, non science professors, physicians that I have shadowed/done research with as well as employers from undergrad and will have new recommendations from my graduate school professors and research mentors/advisors. My science/non-science recommendations will be at least 3-4 years old by the time I apply. Will this be a problem? 4) Any suggestions for the application process in general? I was told to apply early, however I will also be applying to MSTP programs because I have an interest in conducting research and will have substantive research and teaching experience prior to applying. 5) I am not that good at reading comprehension and retention of information when I am forced to read fast. Any in depth suggestions on how to prepare for the revamped verbal section of the test, if not can any of you point me to a website or other threads on this site? Thanks.