The Dominate Test Prep Podcast

32. Should You Retake Your Exam?

October 13, 2020 Brett Ethridge / Dominate Test Prep
The Dominate Test Prep Podcast
32. Should You Retake Your Exam?
Show Notes

You've invested time, effort, and money preparing for and taking your standardized test, and unfortunately the first attempt didn't quite go as planned. So, what now? Should you retake it? Or just apply with the score you have?

The answer to those questions isn't quite as straightforward as it may seem. Even if you were assured of improving the next time around, a higher score may not be necessary to get you accepted to your target program(s). There's a lot to consider when thinking about retaking your exam, and we break it all down for you in this episode of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast. Specifically, we run through the five (5) key questions you need to ask yourself to help decide whether taking the test again makes sense for you:

  1. What's likely to change this time around?
  2. Was there anything abnormal about your first testing experience?
  3. How likely are you to actually improve your score (what do the statistics say)?
  4. How many times have you already taken it?
  5. Do you have any alternatives?

We shed light on all of these questions -- and more -- so that by the end of this episode, you will have a strong sense of whether or not to give it another go. Enjoy!


  1. Repeat Testing Trends for the GMAT
  2. Score Improvement Statistics for the GRE
  3. Performance of Repeat Test Takers on the LSAT
  4. Contact Dominate Test Prep


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