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Question about MCAT Score Release time

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by nabeel76, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. nabeel76

    nabeel76 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 10, 2004
    I don't remember where I was reading this, but it stated that for the new computer based MCAT the scores will be released as follows,

    For the 2007 year, the scores will be reported in 1 month
    For 2008 and beyond the scores will be reported in 15 days

    Is this true? If so, would you then agree that an early August MCATer in the 2009 application cycle would be equivalent to a mid July MCATer in the 2008 application cycle? Only in terms of timing obviously.
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  3. LikeClockWork

    LikeClockWork Guest

    Jul 23, 2007
    Well, they haven't gotten it down to 15 days just yet. So if they were off on their 2008 prediction, there's no guarantee that they'll have it done by 2009.

    If they do get it down to 15 days though, then I agree with your logic.
  4. BloodySurgeon

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  5. nabeel76

    nabeel76 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 10, 2004
    That sucks. Well I am registered for the 10th of July but don't think I will be ready by then, I was planning on pushing it back a month, maybe the August 15th session, but now that I see that the scores won't be ready until the 16th of September I'm starting to wonder if I should just bite the bullet and just take the July MCAT or at the very least try and change it to the July 18th date. Not sure if 1 week will help me all that much.
  6. SN2ed

    SN2ed Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Jun 27, 2007
    No. NEVER take the MCAT until you're ready. If you get a low MCAT score by coming unprepared, it wouldn't matter if you were the first applicant. Take the MCAT when you're ready and worry about applying later. You can always apply new year whereas a low MCAT score will not go away.
  7. Vihsadas

    Vihsadas No summer Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 5+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2007
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  8. Kaustikos

    Kaustikos Archerize It 7+ Year Member

    Jan 18, 2008
    Always Bespin
    I will add to this speaking from experience. Waiting until you are ready is just much better than taking it in hopes of luck and getting the score you want when you're not actually all prepared. Take the time to KNOW the material and be comfortable in knowing you can obtain the score you want without luck. There is very little luck can play on this test, so I'd say wait. And if you want, wait until next year.

    There seems to be this lasting stigma that people need to get their MCAT in by the summer of their junior year and apply asap to medical school. If you stop and think about it; 1 to 2 years after you graduate doesn't hurt you in the application cycle.


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