I applied this cycle without having an MCAT score. I was sick and in the hospital for three months during the summer when I was first planning to take the test. After getting a little better in the fall, I decided to try my luck. I applied to schools that took the January 2013 MCAT (which are all DO). I was invited for an interview to Erie at the end of November, attended, and was rejected a week later. I ended up not taking the MCAT in January since I was not accepted anyway and had just had a baby in December.
I plan to take my time studying for the MCAT and take it in June of 2103 and apply with a complete application. Overall, I don't regret applying. It was fun, and later I can tell my daughter that she attended her first medical school interview before she was even born since I was 36.5 weeks pregnant with a PEG tube at the time.