BlueElmo

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hey guys, are the oldest MCAT scores accepted by medical schools 3 years before matriculation date?
For example, if I am applying for entry in 2011, my MCAT score from 2008 should be good, right?
 

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walderness

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hey guys, are the oldest MCAT scores accepted by medical schools 3 years before matriculation date?
For example, if I am applying for entry in 2011, my MCAT score from 2008 should be good, right?
I just dealt with this. All schools I encountered were at LEAST 3 years from matriculation, some from application. Youre fine. Took my mcat in 2005 and I got in for matriculation in 2009.
 

BlueElmo

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I just dealt with this. All schools I encountered were at LEAST 3 years from matriculation, some from application. Youre fine. Took my mcat in 2005 and I got in for matriculation in 2009.
Thanks man. Glad to know I won't have to retake this thing.
 

BlueElmo

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I think so, why'd you take it so early?
Finished my pre-reqs after sophomore year, so I took it that summer before I forgot everything. Also, I wanted to get it out of the way so I could focus on school and EC.
 

boboca

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I'd make a list of which schools have which deadlines. I ran into the same problem and I thought I was safe b/c many schools stated it was good 3 years from application. But, a lot of them are top tier schools and you better have a steller stats. Basically, by waiting, you're limiting the number of schools you can apply to and you won't have the big spread of schools. Some schools have waivers for mcat dates and other schools want your mcat to be within two years of application. Basically make a list to see which schools you can apply to and see if you're satisfied with it.
 

BlueElmo

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I'd make a list of which schools have which deadlines. I ran into the same problem and I thought I was safe b/c many schools stated it was good 3 years from application. But, a lot of them are top tier schools and you better have a steller stats. Basically, by waiting, you're limiting the number of schools you can apply to and you won't have the big spread of schools. Some schools have waivers for mcat dates and other schools want your mcat to be within two years of application. Basically make a list to see which schools you can apply to and see if you're satisfied with it.
I'm interested in Top 50 schools and nowhere else. I took your advice just now and did a cursory check on school websites for some of them, and they all seem fine. Thanks for the advice.
 

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I wonder how seriously schools take their MCAT deadlines. I got an interview at a school that supposedly only accepted scores from the year after I took the test.
 
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