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Hi there,

I am applying to Clinical Psychology PhD programs and a handful of my applications require GRE scores to be uploaded in PDF version. However, I took it three times to improve my quant score and I only want to report my scores from exam 1 and exam 3. I have stellar verbal and writing scores for exam 1 and 3 (especially exam 1) and successfully raised my quant score on exam 3, but my exam 2 score is pretty abysmal due to situational factors (was sick that day, didn't get good sleep, should have just cancelled my scores after the exam but I didn't).

I'm only having official scores sent for exam 1 and 3. I don't want the schools to see my scores for exam 2 but I don't know whether it's appropriate to block them out on the PDF. Should I just make a note of it elsewhere on the application and ask them to disregard exam 2?


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Oct 5, 2015
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Don't black anything out on any documents you submit. It will raise more questions and concerns than the scores themselves.

You're dealing with smart people here and these psychologists understand assessment and testing better than most other people, so they'll see your scores from exams 1 and 3 and realize that exam 2 was an aberration due to other factors.
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