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Hi all, 

I’m a Canadian student and I’m rewriting my MCAT later this summer. I was wondering if rewriting will affect my AMCAS application processing. Would medical schools hold off my application until they receive my score?

If I submit my application before my MCAT score is released, would it mean my application is technically incomplete and medical schools would consider other complete applications before.

Thank you!

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If you don't already have an MCAT score, and this is your first time, they will hold off your application. If this is your second MCAT, they tend to use your first score (they have thousands of applications, so its rare for them to wait for your rewrite, I heard) if you submit your application before you rewrite score is released. Better to wait to submit your application until you get your score back, if you're not happy with your first score.

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59 minutes ago, Medase said:

If you don't already have an MCAT score, and this is your first time, they will hold off your application. If this is your second MCAT, they tend to use your first score (they have thousands of applications, so its rare for them to wait for your rewrite, I heard) if you submit your application before you rewrite score is released. Better to wait to submit your application until you get your score back, if you're not happy with your first score.

Not true. You indicate on OMSAS when your last test is. They won't use MCAT scores until after the November 1 deadline

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6 hours ago, Medase said:

If you don't already have an MCAT score, and this is your first time, they will hold off your application. If this is your second MCAT, they tend to use your first score (they have thousands of applications, so its rare for them to wait for your rewrite, I heard) if you submit your application before you rewrite score is released. Better to wait to submit your application until you get your score back, if you're not happy with your first score.

Thanks for the reply @Neurophilic and @Medase, would submitting a few weeks before my score is released help with the verification process because the schools will probably get a lot of applications at the end of summer as well?

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15 minutes ago, Medapps said:

Yes asking about the AMCAS not OMSAS application 

 

46 minutes ago, Jummyneutrondexter said:

But isnt OP asking about American Schools, not Ontario schools?

2 hours ago, Medase said:

If you don't already have an MCAT score, and this is your first time, they will hold off your application. If this is your second MCAT, they tend to use your first score (they have thousands of applications, so its rare for them to wait for your rewrite, I heard) if you submit your application before you rewrite score is released. Better to wait to submit your application until you get your score back, if you're not happy with your first score.

My apologies!

 

 

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1 hour ago, Medapps said:

 Thanks for reply @Neurophilic and @Medase, would submitting a few weeks before my score is released help with the verification process because the schools will probably get a lot of applications at the end of summer as well?

check with the student doctor network for verification, but the AMCAS verification process itself doesn't take too long (few weeks?), so I wouldn't risk submitting it early. Though taking your MCAT rewrite in August or later is big no, whether you submit your application early or not, due to rolling basis system for AMCAS. 

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On 6/24/2019 at 5:55 PM, Medapps said:

Thanks for the reply @Neurophilic and @Medase, would submitting a few weeks before my score is released help with the verification process because the schools will probably get a lot of applications at the end of summer as well?

Yes, it'll help you to get verified sooner. The only downside is you'll have to have your personal statement complete that much sooner. GL

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