I am posting here to ask for some advice. My undergraduate degree was in Medical Biology. I have a 3.19 Cumulative GPA and a 2.96 Science GPA with a squiggle trend (down up down). This is due to putting studies on the back burner while I helped my parents with finances during my father’s cancer treatments. I have submitted my application to both MD and DO schools for this cycle but still need to take the MCAT. My test date is on 9/10/21. My most recent test score on an AAMC exam was a 489 which I believe means I have major content gaps. If I do take the MCAT on 9/10, I honestly do not believe I will be able to obtain a 500 (school’s cut off is 496).
I am wondering a few things. 1. Should I postpone my MCAT unit I get better scores with my practice exams (AAMC + Blueprint)? 2. How would I go about increasing my GPA without doing a MP? 3. Should I just take the MCAT and pray that I get at least a 496 so the school will look at my application? 4. If I do decide to wait until next cycle, how do I “withdraw” my application for this cycle if it says I cannot withdraw any longer (due to it already being processed)?
Edit: I just wanted to add that I feel as though I do have pretty good ECs. I know that does not make up for low GPA.
Any advice would be appreciated! Thank you all so much!