Taking August MCAT, should I send in apps now?

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Quick question:

I'm going to take the August MCAT. Should I send in the applications now without my MCAT scores? Or will this result in the denial of my applications (i have a low gpa).


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Schools will not decide on your app until your MCATs are in. Send in AMCAS now. You will begin receiving secondaries in a few weeks. When you send those in, adcoms will sit on your application but can look at it immediately once the MCATs are out in October.


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Totally order your transcripts to be sent into AMCAS now. Note that you've got to start your AMCAS and print out a special form for your school to send before you do this. You designate on AMCAS that you're taking August MCAT and schools wait for that.


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If you are absolutely sure you're going to apply this year (won't take a year off), you should submit now. If you wait until MCAT scores, then you'll have to wait for AMCAS verification, secondaries, etc. That would delay the application even more.
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