Alright I had to get this out, after reading so many threads on this forum and rarely replying or giving opinions. I feel that so many of the people that post on this forums are giving bad advice. When I look at someone's question about what they should do after they got a 27 or 29. Many of the times the answers are retake it or wait a year and retake. Now on that basis, I think many people who give advice about scores are great they know what they are talking about. I bet a lot of the people who give advice have applied gotten in or are in medical school. But what I think some of the advice givers miss is that many of the people applying to medical school aren't looking to get into ivy league. A lot of schools in many different states have different MCAT limits. I have seen a lot of people get in with a variety of scores even in the mid-20s. People on here are quick to judge and don't consider what state or colleges the person is applying to. A lot of Florida colleges have low MCAT scores for applications. And to my knowledge getting a 30 or around a 30 is phenomenal and you have a chance at many of the colleges where I am from. Overall I think many of the people on StudentDoctor look at national averages more than local averages. And many of my friends I talk to think Student Doctor forums makes them feel worse about their 27 or 29 and that they don't have a chance at getting into MD. I even hate how people on here make DO seem hard to get into with a 24. yep thats my time and done venting. Opinions and Criticism greatly appreciated!