hwannabe1234 wrote:I am asking this because I am really not sure what common wisdom about it is.
So, retakes wouldn't matter as long as the highest scores is really high? (i.e. above median or at 75 ish.?)
common wisdom is that retakes do not matter except maybe for S and Y
There is a table showing how different schools consider it. According to that most schools take highest; Harvard, Columbia, NYU, Berkeley, and GULC take averages; Yale is "holistic"; and Stanford gave no response.
Y and S are kind of black boxes, the rumor goes, and look at the narrative and totality of your app.
All that being said, the schools see all your scores, so if you know you'll rock a retake I doubt it would hurt
you anywhere. I mean, what would Yale say? "We were going to take this guy with a 170 but then he retook and got a 177 so he obviously has no place here"?