I wish I had better news....I got my scores today and while I scored above the 90th percentile in most categories, I scored below the 65th percentile in Reading Comp, so I cannot apply to UPMC Mercy unless I retake the test and score better. I'm not sure I want to retake the test, so I am going to apply to some other schools instead. Which is a shame, because my first choice was Mercy.
I am a voracious reader, so I am stunned about this result. I wonder if I read too deeply? I ran out of time in the reading comp and only answered 20 or so questions. We only were given 15 minutes, which was a ridiculous amount of time. I scored in the 98th percentile in Verbal, 91st in Math, 95th in Science and I have a 3.9 GPA from my previous bachelors...but I still can't apply. It seems so stupid to put so much weight on one test. I will hope to find other schools who take into consideration the whole picture. Mercy doens't even know my GPA, because they won't let me apply with these PSB scores.
Very disapointed at this point, and feeling pretty down. But, I'll have to pick myself up and get moving and figure out what I'm going to do.
Best of luck....If I did do it again, I'd skip any of the reading comp passages that were too difficult to read....I got stuck on a lot of scientific jargon and I think that put me behind. I only scored in the 52nd percentile....again...crazy as I read constantly. Sometimes it's not what you know, but how you can prove it on a test.