kittycat007

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Hi everyone,

I got my MCAT score yesterday and I am confused as to what a competitive new MCAT score could be. I am also trying to convert the new MCAT score to the old 45 scale, and I am not sure how meaningful this is. Can anyone comment? Thanks
 
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kittycat007

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Thanks. I saw the 2 pdf files and I noticed that the old MCAT data is very skewed - that's why I wasn't sure if I can simply add up the numbers and do a numerical calculation. Now I couldn't find a statistic analysis on score conversion.... median score will be more helpful than mean
 

NotASerialKiller

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Thanks. I saw the 2 pdf files and I noticed that the old MCAT data is very skewed - that's why I wasn't sure if I can simply add up the numbers and do a numerical calculation. Now I couldn't find a statistic analysis on score conversion.... median score will be more helpful than mean
What I meant from my last post is that you take whatever section you're looking at and compare it with the same section on the old MCAT. No adding, no calculations whatsoever.

A 130 on CARS is the 97th percentile (from the chart). The 97th percentile of VR puts you just below a 12 (from the other chart). That's it. You can also do that same thing with your overall score using the top chart of both documents. 514 = 91st percentile = 33
 

studentdocftw

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Easiest way is to simply convert total to percentile and compare it to percentile on old exam. I'm not sure how valuable converting individual scores will be, as I think adcoms will compare the composite only (regardless of the new MCAT having a new section). Btw, a competitive MD score is probably 509 and greater, competitive DO is probably 503 and greater.