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Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by merlinludy, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. merlinludy

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    I'm in my senior year, and I'm about to start preparing for the Mcat. I was wondering if adcom would count against if I take the spring semester of to prepare.
     
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    They might not hold it against you, but they might wonder why you didn't just do it in the summer. I think you'd have to have a pretty compelling reason to take an entire semester off, and I'm not sure that the MCAT is a valid one.
     
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    a FULL semester? That's like 13 weeks of full-time mcat... might be a bit overload
     
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    13 weeks to study for the MCAT is close to the 3 months a good number of people use to prepare. Now, taking a semester off is a completely different topic. It would be better to, as Vihsadas wrote, use the summer and not skip a semester.
     
  5. junkct

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    Right, 13 weeks is pretty reasonable IF you're doing other stuff (like school or work) along with it. If you're taking the semester off solely to study for the mcat, then idk...
     
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    I wish I could take the semester off, my scholarship makes me take up to 12 credits each semester except summer.
     
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    I'd say using a summer break when you're doing nothing else is also okay. Like you said, it's the taking a semester off that's the problem.
     

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