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I studied for 4 months for the MCAT and got 29,29,29,31,33 on my Kaplans. I was hoping to break at least a 30, but unfortunately I got a 29. I worked very hard for 4 years, maintaining a 3.75 GPA, winning Phi Beta Kappa, and doing a myriad of other activities (Hospice, Big Brothers/Sisters, Medical Term Abroad, Rugby, Radio, Psychiatric Research, Surgical Observation, etc.). I was doing fine until today when I recieved my MCAT scores: 12BS,11PS,6VR, S WS. I just dont get it... Be reasonable and honest with me, who is going to take someone with the stigma of a 6 into their medical school. I feel really dejected with this; 6 is in the bottom 25% percentile. I dont know what to do now? Should I even bother and apply with such a bad VR score or wait it out until August and retake it? Anybody have any advice for me. I sure could use it. To everybody who broke a 30, I congratulate you.
 

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what i find really odd here is that you got an S in writing whereas a 6 in verbal. They are sort of related, but i guess it happens. Anyway, a 29 isn't horrible. They might realize you can't be all that bad in communication based on your writing score at least, and might be willing to overlook the 6 in light of the big picture. Have hope, man. I am sure with those activites and a good interview, you can get in somewhere in the US.
 

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I am utterly baffled at my VR score, too. I got average science scores (9 BS and 8 P), but a 6 on verbal. Totally unbelievable! I last took the MCAT 10 years ago and got a 10 on the verbal portion. Oh yeah, I also got an "S" on my essay. Go figure. How DOES someone achieve an "S" on the essay and totally bomb the verbal? I'm still in shock. I consider myself a fairly voracious reader and it's usually pretty heady stuff.....can't figure it out....
 
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My advice to you guys who got 6V is to go ahead and apply, but take the August MCAT. Probably your scores are anomolous, maybe even a gridding error or just not your day. Obviously you guys are smart, so just do as many verbal practice tests as you can get and do it again.
 

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Chemistry Boy-- I love your timeline signature!! That's great!! <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />

sorry for having an irrelevant post, but i really liked the signature. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
 
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