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metroidbum wrote:How much would I be hurt if I retook and only improved to 167/168? Would that be frowned upon?
It's never really frowned upon. If you hit a school's median or exceed it, you'll be helping them out. So they have no reason to hold retakes against you, and every reason to look at just the highest score.
The only problem is that I don't think there are many schools with a 168 median, unless some of those with a 169 median will fall after this cycle.
Retake for 168 and you get this:
Some better chances and a little more money at Cornell, but nothing too drastic. That's why I used 170 as an example. But if you think there's a chance you'll hit 170 or even 169, and your only concern is whether falling short and getting a 167-168 will hurt you, then you should really consider retaking.
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crumpetsandtea wrote:Why is there such a huge discrepancy between the 166 chart and the 168 chart for NU and Duke?
Narrow search criteria, which led to a small sample size (too small). The results are more sensible if you search 166-168 rather than just 168.
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metroidbum wrote:Definitely seems like a retake could be in the cards. I'm just concerned about getting the october results back in time to get my applications out in a timely matter.
And there's that worry that I retake and do worse...yeesh.
Retake. Michigan is probably going to be your best option with a 166, and from what I've experienced (and heard from others) they will try to strong-arm UM kids in terms of financial aid. With a retake, you can guarantee that you won't have to pay near-sticker to attend a t14, without one you very well might have to pay sticker.
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