hv92

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Hey guys,

I've been sort of helping out my younger cousin. He will be applying to med schools by 2015ish, after I am done applying this upcoming June. As we were planning out his schedule, something struck me.

With the new MCAT beginning spring 2015, if he applies in June 2015, will he need the new MCAT? or can he still use his score if he takes it in September of 2014? Also, does anyone know if AP credits expire? As long as his undergrad accepts them for course credit and they are listed on his transcript, he should be fine right?

Thanks peeps.
 

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Hey guys,

I've been sort of helping out my younger cousin. He will be applying to med schools by 2015ish, after I am done applying this upcoming June. As we were planning out his schedule, something struck me.

With the new MCAT beginning spring 2015, if he applies in June 2015, will he need the new MCAT? or can he still use his score if he takes it in September of 2014? Also, does anyone know if AP credits expire? As long as his undergrad accepts them for course credit and they are listed on his transcript, he should be fine right?

Thanks peeps.
The 2014 MCAT will still be fine.
If the undergrad school applied the AP credits on the transcript under a specific course name they should count as credits.
 

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Hey guys,

I've been sort of helping out my younger cousin. He will be applying to med schools by 2015ish, after I am done applying this upcoming June. As we were planning out his schedule, something struck me.

With the new MCAT beginning spring 2015, if he applies in June 2015, will he need the new MCAT? or can he still use his score if he takes it in September of 2014? Also, does anyone know if AP credits expire? As long as his undergrad accepts them for course credit and they are listed on his transcript, he should be fine right?

Thanks peeps.
Though somewhat school dependent, MCAT scores are usually good for 3 years after they have been taken. Your cousin should be fine with the 2014 MCAT.

AP credits should be fine too as long as they are listed on the college transcripts. Just be aware some schools don't accept them. For one school I applied to I had to retake English even though I had an AP credit that allowed me to skip it in college.
 
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hv92

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Though somewhat school dependent, MCAT scores are usually good for 3 years after they have been taken. Your cousin should be fine with the 2014 MCAT.

AP credits should be fine too as long as they are listed on the college transcripts. Just be aware some schools don't accept them. For one school I applied to I had to retake English even though I had an AP credit that allowed me to skip it in college.
ok thanks guys. :) What about AP world history? Med schools don't care about like AP econ and history would they? those are just requirements for a bachelor's degree. He also took a bunch like me, so the AP questions help both of us out :)
 

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ok thanks guys. :) What about AP world history? Med schools don't care about like AP econ and history would they? those are just requirements for a bachelor's degree. He also took a bunch like me, so the AP questions help both of us out :)
The rule at the school that I had to retake english for was that you couldn't use AP credit to cover a required prereq class. English was a prereq so I had to retake it. The prereqs vary between schools but usually are English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math. If you are taking about AP credit that counts towards your bachelors but is not a prereq I haven't heard of a school that would have a problem with that. So AP world history, etc should be fine.

Notice that most of the schools I applied to did not have a problem with AP credit even in the prereqs. I sound like a broken record here but really it depends on the school's specific admissions policies.
 
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hv92

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Oh okay yeah that makes sense! thanks man I appreciate it :)