View Full Version : MUN on multiple MCATs
07-11-2006, 07:32 AM
does anyone know how MUN looks at multiple writings of the MCAT? do they consider the latest mark? all of them?
07-11-2006, 08:39 AM
With Mun's holistic approach to the application. I believe that it won't automatically hurt you. What they are more concerned with, is how your score changes between attempts. Even improving a score by one point is a positive thing. I know someone who applied after writing the MCAT twice, that person's second score was less than their first and were told that was why they didn't get an interview. I was also told by the assistant dean of admissions that the AVERAGE MCAT for one of the recent 1st year classes was 27. The message is don't jump to the conclusion that you need to write the MCAT multiple times as your first score may be good enough already. More to the point, they will look at multipe scores.
07-11-2006, 09:24 PM
Just to add to what ahhnice said about the holistic view. I called and asked why I wasn't accepted after first year and part of the reason they gave was that since my gpa was great (it was decent) and likewise for my 24R MCAT. They said they would feel better about my application if one or the other was a bit higher to show that I was academically up to par (my words not theirs). So also consider your gpa, if it is fabulous in all science courses then a mediocre mcat might be fine, but if they are both mediocre...
07-12-2006, 07:27 AM
the reason i asked is because the august MCAT would be my first attempt and i was wondering if it would be better to wait until next year since i have little time to prepare for the test. my GPA is a little low for admission standards and im hoping to raise it by next year. i wouldnt expect to gain admission this coming year with the low GPA but I am looking towards the next year when my GPA is a little higher. with the lower GPA i really wanted to do well on the MCAT. if im not as prepared as i could be next year, do u think it would be better to wait to write the test?
i guess i could be missing out on applying this coming year and maybe catching a miracle... but if MUN thinks it looks better to have only written the test once with a great score then maybe i should wait...
07-12-2006, 12:47 PM
Don't count on a miracle. MUN looks at your application pretty closely and a half-assed approach would come across pretty clearly. I'd wait if I were you. I just don't see the point in writing the MCAT when you know deep down inside it may be a bad idea to do it. It is something you should be able to focus alot of time on.
And it isn't that MUN looks down upon writing it twice. They don't at all really. But if you told them that the reason you got a bad mark the first time was because you gave a poor effort, they would probably look down upon that.
So I'd improve your GPA and give your best effort on the MCAT.
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