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  1. First of all, congratulations on your acceptance to U of A and on that awesome MCAT score increase!! I think I read somewhere else on this forum that someone else had a similar problem and scored similarly in the 1st percentile on one or multiple R1-7 sections. That's really unfortunate and shocking to hear, especially acknowledging that you must have really great ECs and seem to have put a lot of time into making sure that you met the CANMEDS requirements. Have you used the same people for your reference letters or did you find new people for this cycle? Do you think it has anything to d
  2. I write my MCAT in August and won't hear back until September, and the application/references etc. must be received by October 1st or so (I don't think the exact date for the 2017/2018 cycle has been announced?). The MCAT is gonna be a huge make-it-or-break-it for me because of the CARS cutoff and if I end up not getting a 128 minimum then I can't apply since I'm OOP. I guess I just feel like <1 month to prepare my application isn't a lot of time, but at the same time I don't want to put a lot of time in, get a 127 or lower and then feel really bad about having wasted time preparing. Ha
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