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    Question about sending scores to unis

    Hey everyone!

    I am hoping to apply for entry in 2014. I sat the September GAMSAT (2012) and obtained a mediocre score of 65.

    I really want to sit it again (September 2013) just to improve my chances.

    Am I able to ask ACER to send my existing score along with my UCAS application in October of 2013 and send in my new score only if it's a whole lot better? How does this work exactly?


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    Hi CZepher,

    I'm really not sure why you're beating yourself up over this - 65 is an amazing score and would guarantee you interviews at all of the GAMSAT unis (SGUL cutoff 56; Notts 59 or 64 for those with a 2:2). My score this year was 66 which puts me in the top 5% of those who took the test - unis interview the top 20% normally providing you are over the 50/55 cutoff.

    65 is NOT mediocre - it's bloomin' amazing! Definitely in the top 10%; comfortably so. Why waste all that time and money when you're riding a great score? Once you're over the cutoff (which historically is always under 65, usually well under) then the rest rides on interview.

    Sorry not to answer your original question - just can't understand why you'd be going for a resit when plenty on here would kill for a 65!!

    Good luck with whatever you decide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CZephyr View Post
    Am I able to ask ACER to send my existing score along with my UCAS application in October of 2013 and send in my new score only if it's a whole lot better? How does this work exactly?)
    You email UCAS with your GAMSAT number for a particular sitting and they get the info from ACER for the unis you're applying to, IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musttryharder View Post
    Hi CZepher,

    I'm really not sure why you're beating yourself up over this - 65 is an amazing score and would guarantee you interviews at all of the GAMSAT unis (SGUL cutoff 56; Notts 59 or 64 for those with a 2:2). My score this year was 66 which puts me in the top 5% of those who took the test - unis interview the top 20% normally providing you are over the 50/55 cutoff.

    65 is NOT mediocre - it's bloomin' amazing! Definitely in the top 10%; comfortably so. Why waste all that time and money when you're riding a great score? Once you're over the cutoff (which historically is always under 65, usually well under) then the rest rides on interview.

    Sorry not to answer your original question - just can't understand why you'd be going for a resit when plenty on here would kill for a 65!!

    Good luck with whatever you decide.
    Hey! Thanks for your reply. Congrats on your 66!! I thought my 65 was pretty good and I was fairly pleased until I realised two medical schools in my home country (Aus!!) require insanely high GAMSAT scores of 67 (University of Sydney) and around 75 (University of Queensland). I don't know if I'll end up applying to those two schools but if I do, I may have to resit and see how I fare the second time around.
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    Whoa!! Those are insanely high scores!! Glad I'm not aiming for Australia in that case! Best of luck.
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    But if I'm not mistaken ALL medical school applicants in Australia have to sit gamsat unlike the UK where only a few unis require it, so obviously the competition is a lot higher in Australia.

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