The latest you can take the MCAT and still be considered "Early"?

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I am planning on taking the MCAT on August 7th. If I find I am not ready yet (after taking practice tests and FL's), would pushing it back a couple of weeks be detrimental to my application? I plan to already have my application verified by the time I would theoretically receive my scores back (I have already taken the MCAT once). Thanks!