Got 81% on my first try, should i retake it?

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    Hi guys,

    I just came out of the test center at my CC, got a 81% on my teas. Thought I did .....well.....not advanced enough in my opinion.
    Should I retake it? The school I m applying to requires applicants have their teas score submitted before the 10th of Sep. so....retake it? Any thought? Thanks.
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    I haven't took the teas test, but I don't think you should retake it, you got an above average score.. Some schools just want the average % which is lower than yours.. If it'll make you happy and okay with retaking it, you can.. Good luck to any choice you make and congratulations on passing the teas test...
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    What you can do is look at your score results it will say if you are above average for your school or not. Another thing I did was just call the nursing school you plan to apply to and just ask them point blank, what is considered a competitive teas score? They should have no problem telling you. If you decide to retake you need to also find out their policy on if they accept the higher of your teas scores or ONLY the most recent score...what if you made lower? That's what I did. I scored lower on my retake, was allowed to use the higher score.
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    I just took the TEAS and scored exactly the same, 81%! I got in to my in-state school but not my out-of-state school. If they won't take the higher score, don't risk it. Nursing schools everywhere are crazy competitive.


    Like man-nurse said above, if they take the higher score, I would do it.
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    Quote from yvette1222
    Hi guys,

    I just came out of the test center at my CC, got a 81% on my teas. Thought I did .....well.....not advanced enough in my opinion.
    Should I retake it? The school I m applying to requires applicants have their teas score submitted before the 10th of Sep. so....retake it? Any thought? Thanks.
    It really depend on what state you live in. Some states require you to score in 90s if your previous score was in 80s to make a change for them. Some colleges count every single percent, some takes the best of all of your attempts, but some will take the score that was the closest to the dead line. I would suggest you ask students in your college and the education office. Good luck!


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