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Forum Members Official "Should I Retake?" Thread

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by QofQuimica, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. manofthehour

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    It was consistently 124-125. I've already submitted my apps and everything, are you saying I don't have a shot?
     
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  3. esob

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    There is always a shot but I'm saying you will probably get autoscreened by some, if not most MD schools because of your CARS score. The reason I asked what you were scoring before is because if it was some sort of fluke (like you have been scoring 128's) that I was going to say you should just make a quick turn around and knock it out again, especially because you could easily pick up a couple points in P/S as well.

    Is English your first language? If not, it may make a viable reason on secondaries to explain your CARS score and make the committee more forgiving.
     
  4. manofthehour

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    It is my first language, and yes I can definitely improve in P/S. I've heard of people getting in with 122-124 on CARS so I was optimistic about that, I mean I would say the rest of my app is pretty solid.
     
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    I agree, 3 points on your CARS section and you would be looking at probably multiple prematch offers. My cars dropped by 4 points on the real thing due to a time anomaly with the testing center, so I wasn't sure if you had some similar incident and could maybe just do a quick turn around retake.
     
  6. doctorneuro

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    Hi Everyone,
    Not sure whether I should retake MCAT (applying to start medical school in 2019). Just received scores back from June 21st date and here was the breakdown:
    126 C/P, 128 CARS, Biological/biochemical 123, Psych/Soc 128 = TOTAL: 505.
    My ugrad gpa was 2.83
    Did masters in public health (epidemiology): 3.35
    Retook science courses at state college: GPA :4.0
    Tons of research experience. 2 publications.

    Should I retake the MCAT in August? Thanks!
     
  7. CCsUKY

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    Hi I just received my score
    CP 124
    CARS 128
    Bio 122
    Psych/soc 124
    Overall 498
    I Know this is not good but I’m wondering if retaking in August would still give me a chance to apply this cycle?
    I’m aiming for a 504+ and thinking that focusing hard on practice tests for the next month could really benefit my score.
    Any advice??
     
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  8. Adm_Ad

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    You shall not retake in that case only for VR if you are not sure for that, since, you scored good in other sections.
     
  9. Adm_Ad

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    As per my opinion ;you shall not retake the examination as it is almost appropriate qualification for taking post grad course.
     
  10. doctorneuro

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    I am not sure I understand your reasoning. Could you please clarify?
     
  11. Shotapp

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    English must not be your first language because I didn't understand your sentence I quoted above either.
     
  12. southwestpremed06

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    Should I retake due to C/P?

    509 (125/126/130/128)
     
  13. fruitloops24

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    Pretty sure I'll need to retake due to my bombshell CARS score.

    506 (130/121/126/129)

    My CARS was a few points lower on my actual than anticipated (125-126), and my B/B was a bit lower (127-129). I only applied MD this cycle.
     
  14. BBBallIsLife

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    Little antsy about my CARS score...am I in the clear though to land some in-state interviews?

    508 (128, 124, 127, 129); 3.76gpa; TX res
     

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