tlabrum3 wrote:i need a bit of advice. I have a 3.41/167 with good softs and want to go to ucla. Here's the dilemma: I received a grade 2 concussion 3 days before the exam and clearly had some lingering affects (which the doctors warned that I wouldnt do my best), but I took the test anyway so I'd have the option of applying ED. I did well on 3 of the sections but the reading, for obvious reasons, killed me. I put the concussion explanation in the special section on the application to explain any blemishes on the record. I feel confident that I could fairly easily score a 170 or 171 (my max has been 173) under normal circumstances in december. here's the question, do I retake in December and apply the day i get my scores back or apply early decision with the 167?
thanks for the help.
I think you should retake. If you did not perform to the same level, you can surely do better next time. That said, I have had a bunch of concussions, I am not sure if 2 months is a long enough time to recover, you may still be not so "clear" by then. Actually you may digress with brain injuries. But if you do score a 172 or more, maybe you would have more choices above UCLA or money elsewhere so do you want to rob yourself of the possibility. Besides, you are below both medians right now, I don't think your chances are good anyway.