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Should I reschedule?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by bluesTank, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. bluesTank

    bluesTank Zombie 5+ Year Member

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    Taking my MCAT may 16th...I am scoring 12BS 10PS and 7VR almost consistantly. I have next week to study hard core, then finals week, then another week to study hard core again. Do yall think it would be worth pushing back my MCAT a few more weeks? OR just take it, and sign up for a new one if I think I might of done poorly? It seems like I might be able to get my PS up a little bit, but as far as VR is goes, I don't know how much more I can get it up, who knows (just got a 6 friday).

    If I got a 29-30 think I would stand a chance with my stats? (See below)

    Let me know what you think.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. sexyman

    sexyman 5+ Year Member

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    I would take it.
     
  4. badasshairday

    badasshairday Vascular and Interventional Radiology 10+ Year Member

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    Take it. I saw your stats. You are gold. Hit the 30.
     
  5. Zoom-Zoom

    Zoom-Zoom 7+ Year Member

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    If I was on an admissions committee, I'de have to wonder about a student with a 4.0 scoring a 30 on the MCAT. It wouldn't do your stats justice. On the other hand, you're a strong enough applicant that it's hard to imagine being affected too much by any score...but I'de try to stay above a 30.
     
  6. djones473

    djones473 2+ Year Member

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    even if you get the same score you'lll be fine with your other stats. i say go for it and get it outta the way.
     
  7. Mobius1985

    Mobius1985 7+ Year Member

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    A 7 on verbal will disqualify your application from further consideration at many schools. Don't take the MCAT until you are as ready as you can be. If you end up retaking it, all your scores will be reported to the schools you apply to.
     
  8. floatingsponge

    floatingsponge 7+ Year Member

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    bluesTank:

    A VR=7 is minimum to be considered in any med school. If the best you can do is a VR=7 then the real exam can be +/- 2pts. You need at least a VR=8 to be considered an interview given that your GPA/EC are great. Med schools do accept a few with VR=7 but that population is very small. Continue to work on VR even after you take the exam to prepare for retake if the score is not good.

    One strategy I recommend is to take the whole summer off studying for the VR after you have taken the MCAT.
     
  9. qtrlifecrisis

    qtrlifecrisis Left of the middle 5+ Year Member

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    If you focus your practice on only verbal right now, you'll be fine in time for the May 16th exam. If you reschedule, you'll have to re-learn bio and physics as well, which will be a pain...
     
  10. badasshairday

    badasshairday Vascular and Interventional Radiology 10+ Year Member

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    Just do a ton of verbal passages a day and timed tests. I did that for a month and got back to a 9 from a 4.
     

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