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Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by jd star, Oct 4, 2002.

  1. jd star

    jd star Senior Member

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    i don't understand.... i felt so much more confident this time around and my score is lower than my april score. i don't get it.... i have one interview set up with a med school already, and they're definitely going to ask me why my scores were worse. what do i say?

    and what is wrong with these mcat people that make them want to make my life hell after i just spent $360 on taking the test twice and then $600 applying to med schools? grrr..... these people aggravate me. i don't understand.... i studied hard and i wasn't nervous this time and i still messed it up.

    anybody else in this position? anyone willing to offer any suggestions?
     
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  3. mimi1

    mimi1 Senior Member

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    I know how you feel. Although I'm not applying until next year, I've taken the MCAT 2 times and my score went down on the second try. It is such a frustrating and disheartening feeling. It really knocked down my confidence. Now I'm gearing up to take it once again (and for the last time) in April. But I totally sympathize with you. It's such an awful feeling!
    My only advice is to just go on through with the applications this time. It sounds like you already have an interview, so you must have other things going for you. FOCUS ON THOSE THINGS!

    Best of luck!
     
  4. Camden772

    Camden772 Senior Member

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    I think what you say depends on how much lower your scores are. If they are only a point or two lower, I bet the interviewer won't ask you anything about them. No matter what, you have an interview and that's good. Once you get your foot in the door, your numbers aren't as important. If you get asked about it, the manner in which you handle the question is more important than what you say.
     
  5. Veilside

    Veilside Senior Member

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    this depends on what your prior score was. most people who get 30 and above and decide to retake the test almost always score the same or worse.
     
  6. jal

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    Man, I am so disappointed. This is my second time and I made the exact same score. I felt better prepared and more confident, yet it made no difference. Now what? I guess I'll have to try again.:confused:
     

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