« on: July 08, 2007, 04:34:38 PM »
i can't believe i'm saying this, but i agree with judge smails, though he might have put it in more tactful terms. and smails, the OP wasn't asking about a 20 point jump, but a more doable 12-14 points or so.
sure, work hard and do your best and aim high and all that...but be realistic about the average increases (around 10 points, as smails pointed out, if you put your full effort into it) and the odds a 10+ score increase will occur in two and a half months -- slim, though certainly not impossible.
you may well be able to hit mid 160's, but it *may* take more study and practice, and ultimately taking the test in december. keep your other options and your plans open and flexible and see how your diagnostic scores improve.
if you need to postpone your the test and applications, it's not likely the end of the world, just an inconvenience of some level, great or small. but first, see how it goes before you start panicking.