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When is the best time to take MCAT? Taking more than one time?

chen1111chen1111 Posts: 120Registered User Junior Member
edited July 2010 in MCAT Prep
I'm trying to find out when is the best time to take review course and MCAT. I heard some people take them when they are at 2nd or 3rd quarter of junior year. However, wouldn't it be better to take the test at the beginning of Junior or end of Sophomore because students should have finished all the courses by that time? How many times of the test can you take? Does it hurt you to take more than time? Any answer will be appreciated. Thanks!
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Replies to: When is the best time to take MCAT? Taking more than one time?

  • bluedevilmikebluedevilmike Posts: 11,964Registered User Senior Member
    Anytime between the end of soph year and the end of junior year is fine. You can take it a few times, but you really really only want to take it once. It will hurt you if your first score isn't very good.
  • chen1111chen1111 Posts: 120Registered User Junior Member
    Does that mean medical school will see all the scores you have?
  • bluedevilmikebluedevilmike Posts: 11,964Registered User Senior Member
    Yes .
  • BGwhatnextBGwhatnext Posts: 7Registered User New Member
    I am taking the MCAT this year in mid-Aug just prior to beginning the fall semester. This allows about 2.5 months to review at a slow pace. If you want early admissions consideration you may need it completed by the deadline (Aug 1 at my #1 school of choice). I just will not apply early since numeric score is most important.
  • rainbowbriterainbowbrite Posts: 171Registered User Junior Member
    Do not take it more than once.
  • MiamiDAPMiamiDAP Posts: 12,828Registered User Senior Member
    ^Agree with all. It took D. about 5 months though, while having lighter class schedule. Took it May 22, couple weeks after her junior year spring finals, wished she had it scheduled a little earlier. She does not need to take it 2nd time. But she did not apply (and never planned to do so) to H, JHU, Wash in ST.L..etc. So, what is good for one, might be different story for another.
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