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Opinions from wise people on MCAT score

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by abs39, Jun 9, 2002.

  1. abs39

    abs39 Member 7+ Year Member

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    I am not very happy with my MCAT score (9v, 8P, 10B Q). GPA 3.76 Computer Science Major graduated from a state school two years ago. I have some EC's and shadowing, but nothing spectacular. I'm really not sure whether to apply with these scores or retake. I wold be happy to attend a state school. I know that people get into schools with these scores, but many are stuck on waiting lists well into the summer. I wonder if I am at more of a disadvantage with these scores, or waiting for August scores. I think that I could do better, but I thought that I would do better this time as well. Thanks.
     
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  3. Street Philosopher

    Street Philosopher freebird 10+ Year Member

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    apply and take august test. if you are waitlisted then you can let them know about your new (and improved?) august score. I'm an application newbie so others will probably give you more detailed/better advice. Cheers!
     
  4. whyme

    whyme Member 7+ Year Member

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    abs39, was that your first time taking the MCAT? if it is, then take the test again and do better. people still get admission letters well into the summer. my cousin who went to a top 5 undergrad school had below average scores in everything, took the test in aug after taking it in april and still got into ucsd med a couple of weeks before classes started. it happens. good luck
     
  5. abs39

    abs39 Member 7+ Year Member

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    Yes, this was the first time taking the MCAT. Does anyone else think it is a good idea to apply with these scores but also take the August test?
     
  6. efex101

    efex101 attending Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Yup I also think that you should apply make sure your stuff is in ASAP. Retake the beast in August and you should be fine. Apply to as many schools as you financially can, and only apply to those schools that you *would* actually go to. Many people just randomly apply to schools without thinking "would I go to this school if this is the only one that accepted me?"
     
  7. relatively prime

    relatively prime post happy member 7+ Year Member

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    I agree... apply this year (submit ASAP!). If you feel up to it... retake it in August.
     
  8. ChymeChancellor

    ChymeChancellor Banned Banned

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    I agree!
     
  9. QofQuimica

    QofQuimica Seriously, dude, I think you're overreacting.... Administrator Physician PhD Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    Dude, did you notice that this thread is four years old??? The OP is probably an M4 by now. :laugh:
     
  10. ChymeChancellor

    ChymeChancellor Banned Banned

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    :D
     
  11. sweetstuff25

    sweetstuff25 7+ Year Member

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    lol i just cracked up laughing. :laugh:
     
  12. HelenaP

    HelenaP Senior Member Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

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    Well, from skimming her posts it looks like she got accepted into at least 2 schools that application cycle. So yay, a happy ending :)
     
  13. oxeye

    oxeye Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    But did she retake or not? :)
     
  14. Nomemory

    Nomemory Member 7+ Year Member

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    Oh frick that made me laugh. My ribs ache.
     

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