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Should I take the August 5th MCAT?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by lerm89, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. lerm89

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    I took the MCAT on May 26th and got a 32Q (12PS, 8VR, 12BS). My AAMC average was 36 (13PS, 10VR, 13BS). Since I was upset with my low verbal, I registered for a retake (thinking the 8 was a fluke).

    I just took TPR Diagnostic #3 (I took the TPR class so I have access) and got 13PS, 8VR, 13BS. I've done most of the online verbal TPR passages and averaged >75% (which should correspond to ~10?). I also retook some of the verbals on the AAMC exams and got 11-12, but that's probably not a good indication. (I redid the PS/BS sections too and got 14-15 the second time around).

    So, what do you guys think? Is it possible that I'll improve on test day, or should I not even take the risk? I already submitted my primary app 3 weeks ago, btw.
     
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  3. notbobtrustme

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    As far as I can tell, a 32 is a great score. Unless you are dead-set on going to a high tier school, I wouldn't risk it. If I got a 32 in August, I'd be super stoked.
     
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    Obviously, if you're set of top tier schools, you can retake. Otherwise, if the rest of your application (GPA, ECs, LoRs) is strong, I would not retake.
     
  5. lerm89

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    How bad would it look if I don't improve or if I only improve 1-2 points? Since I already paid for the exam, I might as well take it and have it scored, right?
     

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