3.4 S-GPA 3.45 C-GPA 485 MCAT Over 200 hours of volunteering @ a level 1 trauma center ER. 170 Hours of shadowing a pulmonologist Tutored for several years at a community college where I obtained a associates of science. Finishing a Bachelors of Zoology at a university Currently I feel rather embarassed and disappointed by my very low mcat score. I took a kaplan course and it practically did nothing for me. My Kaplan score was a 481. My biggest issue I believe is that I never had a biochemistry class. I am trying to figure out a date currently to retake the mcat, but I feel like I won't do much better considering I went through a month of studies and a kaplan course yet I still did poorly. When I reviewed for the test as well it felt as if I completely forgot some of the basic sciences such as general chemistry. Organic I seemed to know very well and of course your general biology. When the new MCAT came out I was stunned I saw sociology and psychology on it. I was preparing in a manner for the old mcat, but I had to do an extra year due to a poor highschool performance and bachelor program changes at my university. I took several philosophical classes instead of sociology. I did however take a few psychology classes. What I am thinking is that I should just wait until the next application cycle or even maybe take a year off just for mcat prep. My biggest concern is that I have heard people tell me that if your sciences such as chemistry are older than 5 years you will need to retake them in order to reapply. So let me get down to the point. What do you guys think I should do? Yes I can take harsh criticism so throw it out on the table!