If it makes you feel better I just had a meeting with a member of an adcom member from my state school two days ago. He was asked how much of an effect a bad MCAT score would have. He responded that if you didn't have a score of at least 24 then you will definately have some problems. He then said a score below 21 is really pushing it.Originally posted by lola
i didn't do all that well, but i've never had such a miserable testing experience so can't complain too much! i came home after the mcat and could not stop crying b/c i could hardly think or read during the test.
ended up with a 9,9,9 M. i was SHOCKED with the M! writing is one of my strengths. yay for us who got below 30 if everything else looks good i still think we still have a decent shot!!
too bad my state schools are uc's!Originally posted by danwsu
So I guess for your state school, an average score like 27 will not hurt you but at the same time it doesn't give you any kind of edge like a 33 would.
congrats! how'd u pull up verbal 4 entire points? that's just insane!Originally posted by Nefertari
Relief!!! Relief!! Relief!! Not stellar, but at least in "safe zone"!
11 V, 9 P, 8 B, O-WS
Yeahh!!! No more MCAT torture!!!!! I can sell my MCAT books!!! (Anyone in San Francisco Bay area interested?)
A word of encouragement to anyone having to retake--buckle down & do it!!! It's worth it! I'm a 3rd timer.
1st time: 7 V, 8 P, 9 B, R-WS
2nd : 7 V, 8 P, 8 B, O-WS (I almost died in June!!!)
There were a few people who discouraged me from retaking, saying that I might do worse and that adcoms look down on retakers. It was a tough decision in June, but I'm so glad I ignored all the pessimism and retook. I even just had a rejection revoked b/c of my new scores!!! Today is a good day!!! Thanks, God!!!
You may want to get your test rescored. It can't hurt at this point.Originally posted by lmbebo
been to depressed to come to this board since I got my score. I did worse than I could have imagined in my wildest dreams. I did better on all but 1 of my full length practice tests and to get this score just knocked the wind out of me...
I knew I did poorly in the physical section but I ended up doing A LOT worse than I thought and really hurt myself there. But otherwise I did poorly in everything except the writing.
i got a 7V, 6P, 8B P. My score went down in each section and I never got below an 8 in the physical section in all my practice tests.
I thought I had gotten at lowest a 26-27. But to get what I got really hurt.
So Im taking the April 2003 test now. Just dont know what todo with some of the applications I sent out and paid for .
My reference was to the sarcastic phrase "tiny violins playing a sad song just for you". In other words, no pity from the masses.Originally posted by Street Philosopher
i never understood what that violin smiley meant. can anyone explain?