carboncopyx wrote:SantIvo wrote:I don't know. If any wonky factors precipitated a cancellation I feel like it would behoove the applicant to address them in an addendum, and doesn't the supposed difference between a cancellation and a less than stellar score have something to do with not needing to write an addendum?
I understand it to be that the subpar score/good score would require an addendum more so than cancel/good score. You would need to explain why you did so poorly the first time around when it's clear from your second score that you could do better. A cancel could also necessitate an explanation, but not as much as would performing below your potential.soj wrote:I agree with you, but very few schools (only YS, really) can afford to be this picky. And even YS seems to care a lot more about actual softs than whether you canceled a potentially shitty score. I'd tend to err on the side of not canceling unless you completely bombed, but I definitely understand the feeling. Test after test plenty of people who were tempted to cancel find out their scores and are glad they didn't. Of course, more people end up disappointed.
Yeah, I guess I'm an overly cautious person when it comes to these types of things... I hate having to HOPE that I did well instead of just knowing that I did. Winding up in the majority of disappointed folks would be terrible for such an important admissions factor.
Makes sense. Best of luck to you! And taking a year off after UG is SO credited.