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I am applying in 2016. When would be the ideal time to take it? I have started light studying here and there but haven't actually started hardcore studying. Also, I am taking biochemistry and physics 2 and orgo lab in the fall. Should I wait till after I finish those classes to start studying and just take a lighter course load in the spring? What do you guys think? Any advice appreciated thanks.
 

Mad Jack

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I'd take it in the spring after you finish those classes, with a time horizon that would let you get your results back by the time the app cycle opens.
 

Gibbward

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Definitely take it in the spring, earlier (Jan,Feb) if you want to give yourself some time in case you want to retake. Having biochem and physics 2 still fresh in your mind will definitely help with studying for the MCAT. And take a lighter course load if you can, since studying for the MCAT is a big time/energy commitment.
 

tenblackalps

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+1 for spring and I wouldn't worry about studying too much mcat in September and October if you take it early 2016
 
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