Retake on a 172?

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Alive97

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Retake on a 172?

Post by Alive97 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:02 am

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Re: Retake on a 172?

Post by Mikey » Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:04 am

172 is a really good score. If you really feel like you can get a higher score though, then go for it. schools only care about your highest anyways

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Re: Retake on a 172?

Post by cavalier1138 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:09 am

Depends on your goals. If you want HYS, then yes. If you want money at CCN, then yes.

If you want money at a lower T14, then no real point in a retake.

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Re: Retake on a 172?

Post by ponderingmeerkat » Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:11 am

Depends on your goals I suppose. Also on your GPA/URM status.

If your GPA is below the 25th percentile for your target school (meaning, you're a splitter), I can see a case to be made for trying to get above that school's 75th. That said, a 172 is above most schools' 75ths so, unless you're gunning HYS, you're probably only going to see marginal improvement (if any) from a retake.

So, tl;dr, if you're a non-URM splitter who still has HYS aspirations. Yes. Otherwise, no.

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Re: Retake on a 172?

Post by Alive97 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:00 am

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Re: Retake on a 172?

Post by cavalier1138 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:26 am

Alive97 wrote:Interesting, I might not know the math behind how they get their medians, I would have thought the higher the score the better for money prospects. I am a splitter. So going further above the 75th for like Penn - GULC probably wouldn't be much of a money benefit?
No. Once you're solidly above the 75th percentile for a school, there's no real difference in scholarship offers. The only exception would be if you wanted to leverage an admission/scholarship at HYSCCN against a lower T14 school, in which case the higher score affects the HYSCCN offers.

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