2015 MCAT SCORES... how are people really doing?

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2015 MCAT SCORES... how are people really doing?

Postby GabrielleS » Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:36 pm

So the AAMC has given an approximate scoring system for the new MCAT but I've been talking to people and I think they set their bar a little high. I scored a 502
Chem and phys 125 (54%)
Verbal 126 (70%)
Bio/Biochem 125 (54%)
Psychology 126 (66%)


My advisor said that that was decent, especially after LSU Nola said they were looking for above 500 to be competitive and then UAB announced that a 492 was the equivalent of a 24.
This was my third time taking the MCAT and the first time I took the new exam.

Most people I've spoken to have been making between 491-505.... so what is everyone else making and what are your advisor saying about the scores?
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Re: 2015 MCAT SCORES... how are people really doing?

Postby MattBlrd » Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:14 pm

I heard 500 = old 24 and that 510= old 30 roughly.
I got:
Physics/Chem: 79%
CAR: 87%
Bio/Biochem: 87%
Psych/Soc: 98%
total 91% = 514 = old 34
I did a prep course and was surprised that I did about 8 points better than I was doing on my practice tests but it was a pain to study for as we all know.
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Re: 2015 MCAT SCORES... how are people really doing?

Postby DrCoopDaddy » Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:14 am

There are score conversion scales online... not sure exactly how accurate they are. The AAMC stresses that you can't compare the two tests directly because of the different format and differences in content. But just to give you an idea, here are a couple links:

http://www.savvypremed.com/savvy-pre-me ... vice-versa

http://www.prospectivedoctor.com/mcat-score-converter/

I got:

Physics/Chem: 132 (100%)
CARS: 128 (87%)
Bio/Biochem: 131 (99%)
Psych/Soc: 130 (98%)

Total: 521 (99%) = old 40

Did self study with the Princeton Review Complete MCAT 2015, the AAMC Question Packs, and the free practice questions from prep101 (http://www.prep101.com/mcat/free-mcat-study-aids/).

Still can't believe it... hate to say that I'm bummed about my CARS score, but have to be happy with the overall result.
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