It takes a few weeks for AAMC to verify the data you provided in your application. So, if you were to take the MCAT on 7/16 you should still be in a good position. I checked with my in state school and they told me that its not an issue at all. I would recommend that you check with the school(s) that your are interested in. Keep in mind that most schools don't send out invitations until September. Therefore, make sure you complete other components of your application ASAP.Will a retake/first initial take on July 16 be a hindrance to the application process? Schools don't really look at apps until they're complete with MCAT scores and stuff, so I was just wondering. I plan on taking it once 5/27, but in case I need to take it again, I won't be able to do it until 7/16.
I've got finals coming up as well. I won't start hardcore until April 30. Then I'm going to hit the ground running with TBR and EK. I'm just going to use Kaplan for their FLs, because everything is is kinda w/e from what I heard. I wasted $1500 on that **** so I better get something out of it.
P.S. - TBR
Verbal - EK + 101VP
B.S. - EK (Bio) + EK1001 Bio + TBR (Organic + Bio Passages)
FLs - AAMC #3-10, TBR #1-5, Kaplan #1-6
I'm planning on ripping this test a new ******* . I want at least a 35 .
That's a pretty interesting combo. I haven't really seen that one before. What made you want to use Kaplan for Chem and Orgo when you have TBR? What is GS for Bio? Do you have the new Kaplan books as well? If so, what is your opinion of them?I hear you. I was set to take the test on 5/22. I figured I should change it so that I can finish the semester without stressing out. I got the Kaplan big book and completed it last month. Don't remember much. Here's my plan:
PS: Phy; TBR + EK 1001; Chem: TBR + Kaplan
BS: Bio: TBR + Kaplan + GS; OChem: TBR + EK 1001 + Kaplan
VR: TBR + Kaplan
I'll start pushing harder around the second week of May. My goal is 35+ as well. Hope we can make it!!!
Oh, there is no big strategy. I got all those books from a friend so I will try to make the best of it. I am going to use TBR primarily. Since I have the Kaplan and GS books as well, I decided it wouldn't hurt to use those as well. They do cover some topics better than TBR. Kaplan's bio section is very comprehensive. I printed out the AAMC guidelines for each section. I'm just checking things off as I go.That's a pretty interesting combo. I haven't really seen that one before. What made you want to use Kaplan for Chem and Orgo when you have TBR? What is GS for Bio? Do you have the new Kaplan books as well? If so, what is your opinion of them?
Is it a summer intensive course? My TPR class just ended and I was in it for almost 3 months!I am in the 7/16 too! I have been trying to figure out a constructive way to study, but having some trouble. Any suggestions? I start the course class with Kaplan on May 8th, but I want to rock this exam so I feel that I should have more prep than just that.
Nah, every group is like this. Here in a month this thread will be bouncin'. So what are you all studying at the moment? I'm redoing physics since it's my nemesis.Welcome to the 7/16 club. This thread is usually rocking. Not! I guess we must have a studious group.
4/10ers unite! Physics definitely rocked my dome on this one! I would have liked to see more organic on the BS though. Hopefully this one will pan out for us!I was originally scheduled for January when that was canceled and I was rescheduled for April 10th. Got my score back and now I am scheduled for 7/16 for a retake...
It may seem like a petty thing, but getting rescheduled like that is a huge ordeal when you have planned out everything months ahead of time. Reusing past tests and used EK 1001 books was my biggest mistake in my personal opinion beyond the fact that I 'freaked' out during PS and kinda went into passive mode from then on.
Having said, I am back in the books doing some review on the weakest topics and reorganizing my strategy. One big thing I noticed from April was how much focus there was on genetics and molecular biology in the BS section. I have got a bunch additional practice questions from various sources that I did not use previously that I am using now to hone my testing taking abilities. I took all of the AAMC CBT's so I am going to order a new set of Gold Standard CBT's in June to get back into the test taking mentality.
Regardless, I thought I would post up some of my thoughts and wish everyone the best of luck!
I'm basically using SN2's books.I am sooooo hype I am starting to study NOW!!! Have two SOLID MONTHS to MAKE IT HAPPEN!!! What books every1 is using. I am using TBR for Physics and G Chem and EK for Bio and TPR and EK for Verbal #boaw
Did everyone took a practice AAMC Test before they started!!!
Me too! Also I'm going to start taking weekly FL this next week to keep my test stamina up. I think I will post all my scores on my tests as I take them to have a running list of my (hopeful) improvements.I'm basically using SN2's books.
Call me Don. I'm doing the 1/3 of BR and polishing weak areas with 1001/Hyperlearning Workbook.Me too! Also I'm going to start taking weekly FL this next week to keep my test stamina up. I think I will post all my scores on my tests as I take them to have a running list of my (hopeful) improvements.
Also don draper, are you doing the 1/3 for each BR chapter? And also do u prefer TPR, br,or EK for verbal? I'm currently using Ek but have the other two that I will practice off of later.
Hey I had the same problem but I've been using BR chem and it's been helping specifically with the doing the math faster and rounding shortcuts. I find that if I know different ways of approaching the problem and get practice, I'm not so intimidated anymore.I'm noticing I'm having trouble recalling information, specifically chemistry related stoichiometry stuff. Any tips to mastering subjects I don't particularly find interesting?
I've been stdying since mid April (8-15 hrs) then I'm may like 20+ hours a week. I just had finals this week so I'm going to spend more time on it nowI would like to know how long everyone has been studying exactly 3 months or have you been studying for 2.5 months lol And yeah I have to brush up on the physics. But I only been doing chem and physics simultaneously and then I am studying Biology and Orgo together next week but i really want to focus on PS since BS is pretty much understanding and content, PS too but it's a different ideology though and Verbal I have been practicing everyday.
I'm retaking and going to submit my application without mcat during early July because it takes 4-6 weeks to process so it will be ready around when the scores are released. I am only submitting with the medical school that I have checked with that will not get rid of my app because of my previous score. Then I will add the other schools a when the new score comes.retaking on this day too.
do you know how this will affect our applications if we send in our mcat score this late?
for those of you who are retaking, are you guys not releasing your score to schools until you get your updated score?
My question is - do schools automatically reject you if they see a poor score EVEN IF you state you are retaking in July?
I'm retaking and going to submit my application without mcat during early July because it takes 4-6 weeks to process so it will be ready around when the scores are released. I am only submitting with the medical school that I have checked with that will not get rid of my app because of my previous score. Then I will add the other schools a when the new score comes.
I hope it doesn't set me back too much.