- Jul 9, 2017
Okay so I have a feeling what most people will say, but wanted to get a general consensus to ease my mind. The last date to register for 2017 MCAT is today, well I can register late in a couple of weeks. I am so nervous about the MCAT because I have a lower GPA (3.45) and am applying to DO school. I have all TPR books to study, and some EK 101 passages I have been doing. I took one diagnostic before studying and got a 490...horrible. But I have been working 50 hours a week, so I have been waking up hours earlier to study and staying up late nights. Luckily, I have had all the classes the MCAT covers as I am a fifth year senior. I just took another TPR diagnostic and got a 496 after 3 weeks of review, not really studying or practicing much. Should I register for the September 9th exam and study and practice harder for then next month? Or should I seriously wait and take it in January, pretty much guaranteeing I won't get accepted this year? I believe once all the review is done, and I actually practice, which is what everyone says gave them the best increase in score, I could get 500+ which is what DO schools generally look for. Sorry for the length, but really need some constructive and honest opinions.