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PCAT - multiple attempts?

Discussion in 'PCAT Discussions' started by iwannabpharmer, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. iwannabpharmer

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    hi, had a quick question. i've heard from some students that taking the pcat numerous times may not be good on one's application. i think i have taken the exam about 4 times. one was for practice. i scored in the mid-80's. would i want to take it again?
     
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    I've taken the PCAT 5 times! Each time I've improved. This last time, my composite was 86. I'm very happy about my last score. I don't plan on taking it again.
     
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    You can take it as many times as you want and they will take the highest score. Don't take it again if you already scored in the 80's.
     
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    Do all schools that require the PCAT take the highest score? I don't remember reading that anywhere but I may have just missed it.
     
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    As far as I know, the schools that require PCAT will take the highest PCAT score. If you want to be sure, you can always contact the school and ask them directly.
     
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    Thanks...I too was wondering if I should retake it to raise my super low reading score (28:thumbdown: ) but didn't want to end up lowering my composite of 85.
     
  7. KellyBean

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    I wouldn't bother retaking it if you have a composite of an 85 already. Some schools do look at all sections, but most schools only look with the composite score with the emphasis on the science sections. I wouldn't worry too much about it if I were you. I had a 28 on my reading section too. I even got in before my January PCAT was released. My composite score before that was a 59.
     

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