Would postponing the MCAT date affect my chances?
I scheduled my exam for May 5 because I wanted to make sure that I get my application in as early as possible. I am a hispanic 24 y/o female with 1 year of research in a psychology lab for child anxiety and phobia at the university I attend, and 2 years of clinical experience (I work in a mental health community center doing psycho-social rehabilitation with the severely mentally ill population). My degree GPA was 3.76(Psychology BA) not sure if that will be relevant, my current cGPA is 3.57 and sGPA I think it is around 3.2 (not good I know) so I am relying on a good MCAT score to really improve my chances. I work full time and have had a few personal issues during these last couple months that have kept me from studying the amount of hours I had planned. I started in January and I am still half way through content review so I don't think(almost sure) I will be ready to take the MCAT in May. My question is; would rescheduling my MCAT for June or ealy July hurt my chances? How late can I take the MCAT considering that the scores take a month to be released and still be ok to apply this cycle? Also, I have read that I can submit my application without the scores, but how would that affect me? Should I just cancel and take it next year to allow more time for preparation?
Thanks in advance.