What to Do with Your Score
If you matched or exceeded your target score, great. Congratulations!
If you didn’t match it, consider whether you should take
the test again. We discussed that decision earlier in this book.
It all depends on how schools deal with multiple scores and several
other factors. Definitely compare your score with your prospective
schools’ score ranges from the previous year’s freshman class. Discuss
it with your teachers, parents, and guidance counselor. Don’t just
If you decide to take the test again, study your score
report in detail, item by item. See where you went wrong. Were you
running out of time at the end of sections? Did you not bail out
often enough? Did you not fly Bombing Runs enough? Were you careless
In other words, don’t fret—diagnose.
Then reregister, study up again, concentrating on whatever you need
to raise your score and achieve your potential.