Thank you for response,My undergrad GPA suffered on my 2nd year in school due to some personal issues, but in my final semester it was 3.85 and was on high rise trend through my final years in undergrad.I also have some research and real world work experience. Hopefully the "soft" factors do help, I wont be dissapointed in getting into lower part of T14 either.It is good to hear that I have a chance of getting into T14 school!
Excuse me, but a 169 on a sample test is no guarantee of a mid-170s final score. Was the practice test a real test or a fake sample test? Did you take it under STRICT, realistic, timed conditions? Don't get ahead of yourself, take the test for real and see where you stand. June is the best time. Good luck