It can be an agonizing decision: After months of study and struggle you take the MCAT only to receive a score that is one or two points short of your goal. You were shooting for a 30, but you got a 29. Let’s say you got a 10 in physical sciences, a 10 in Biological sciences, and a 9 in Verbal Reasoning.
Should you retake the MCAT and try for a better score? You might feel that you can break through to an 11 on the science sections, but is that a smart MCAT strategy?
Retaking the MCAT is a big concern for anyone who scored below target. At a recent MCAT Club meeting, the topic of retaking the MCAT came up with a club member who had some concerns. The conversation that follows includes some gold nuggets of MCAT strategy, so I encourage you to watch the video below now, then join the MCAT Club.
Adding to this the struggle, stress and anxiety — you get the idea. Take a moment and watch the video now.