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    So, I was hoping I would do better on my January MCAT, but alas that is not the case. 17 M 3.4 overall gap and 2.85 sci GPA. I have a ton of EC, just for some reason bombed my Jan MCAT despite scoring really high on previous practices. I have recommendations from numerous physicians, professors and so forth. I was a poli sci major at a solid Public University. What are my chances?

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    AUA doesn't require the MCAT for admission.

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    does it help to have an MCAT that is low? I was thinking about applying for fall 2010. How many seats are still open?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arboth View Post
    does it help to have an MCAT that is low? I was thinking about applying for fall 2010. How many seats are still open?
    With an MCAT below 20, I suggest you still apply to AUA without submitting your (MCAT) score. Your overall gpa seems more than reasonable for acceptance, but then again, I am not part of the acceptance committee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arboth View Post
    does it help to have an MCAT that is low? I was thinking about applying for fall 2010. How many seats are still open?
    Um...no. A low MCAT would not help.

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    so if you have a student that took the mcat and did poorly vs a student that opted to not take the mcat, why would the student that did not take the mcat be favored?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arboth View Post
    so if you have a student that took the mcat and did poorly vs a student that opted to not take the mcat, why would the student that did not take the mcat be favored?
    Because the student who did not take the MCAT might have done well (had he or she taken the MCAT), but in the case of the student who bombed the MCAT, there's no doubt that he or she bombed--there's a score to prove it.

    Personally, I think an MCAT requirement would give AUA a lot more credibility as it begins the process of attempting to secure CAMB approval.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkie View Post
    Because the student who did not take the MCAT might have done well (had he or she taken the MCAT), but in the case of the student who bombed the MCAT, there's no doubt that he or she bombed--there's a score to prove it.

    Personally, I think an MCAT requirement would give AUA a lot more credibility as it begins the process of attempting to secure CAMB approval.
    AUA is too new to be thinking about requiring MCAT scores, they just built a new campus and more people applying = more money for a new, progressing school. AUA seems to be in that direction, but not anytime within the next 2-3 years.

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