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should i retake

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by pre-money, Oct 15, 2002.

  1. pre-money

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    ok...

    my august score...is...10-9-10 R
    and my GPA is ...3.5
    good LOR and volunteer....

    so...what do u guys think...should i retake it...
     
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  3. vm26

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    your #'s are roughly average for all med school matrics so u might as well apply and see where that takes you, include some of your state schools, hopefully you will have somewhat of an idea of your chances in Jan and then you can decide on whether or not to study for/retake the mcat in april, good luck
     
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    retake if you want to improve chances at a top 25 school. However, we need more details. Male or Female? URM? etc
     
  5. UCLA2000

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    No don't retake.
     
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    nice score, nicely balanced, with your lowest score in the least important section.. defintly not retake
     
  7. Bevo

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    why? I think thats a great score.
     
  8. i also think its a great score but many people have gotten acceptances and many people have gotten rejections with that score so if u havent gotten an acceptance by april maybe u should consider retaking then, but i think u should have a decent shot. good luck
     
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    HELL NO!!!!!
     
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    If you're comfortable with the possiblity that your score might drop 1-2 pts then perhaps retake it. If I had your scores I would not retake it. Check out these stats at the bottom of the page for retakes:

    http://www.aamc.org/students/mcat/examineedata/sum2002.pdf

    Notice the consistent drop among retesters...

    In any case, Good Luck!!! :)
     
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    Re-take if you are SURE you can pull the score up. But only if you are sure. And don't be mislead by the fact that a lot of people have scores that drop. Mine went up 7 points. Everyone is different, and if you go from "average for acceptance" to"wow," it's worth the retake.
    Good luck
     

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