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Medical Should I wait on MCAT retake to submit application?

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If my app is ready, should I submit tomorrow or wait until after I retake the MCAT on July 7th? I have a previous score of 495 from last summer and my practice test scores are currently >505 with 6 weeks of studying to go. My app will have that new date listed as pending, but I don't want to be pre-screened out.
In my opinion, if it's your second attempt, you can submit your application now and mark that your new score is pending. You better do at least 10 points better, but the higher your score the better.
 

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If my app is ready, should I submit tomorrow or wait until after I retake the MCAT on July 7th? I have a previous score of 495 from last summer and my practice test scores are currently >505 with 6 weeks of studying to go. My app will have that new date listed as pending, but I don't want to be pre-screened out.

If I were you, I'd submit my primary to ONE SCHOOL so that it gets processed and then not submit any secondaries until you know your MCAT is adequate. You can add on more schools if your MCAT is adequate.
 
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I think I will apply to 1 MD school to get verified from AMCAS early. I'll add more later after my new MCAT score comes back. What about DO schools? I'm planning to apply to 8, should I wait to submit my AACOMAS app too?
Yup, do the same thing. One school that you have no intention of attending, like LMU.
 
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