ziddy wrote:Hmm, should I really address this in my personal statement? I feel like it would sound like I'm making excuses. Should I mention that I'm willing to retake the exam in April, if that isn't too late for it to matter?
I would definitely mention it in some way, especially since it's not up to par with the rest of your application. I don't think it will sound like you are making excuses if you phrase everything correctly. And I would definitely mention that you're willing to retake it: my advisors suggest that I do the same thing. It at least shows that you're dedicated, you care, and you're not trying to sweep your score under the rug or hide anything.