I just took the TEAs and I'm a bit disappointed at my performance... I studied all summer (on and off, though granted it was all summer up till now), and I still achieved a low score for my program.
Normally I'd be fine with this type of score, but I'm trying to get into San Diego State University and they're extremely competitive... 90.5% on Reading, 90.0% on Mathematics, 81.3% on Science, and 80.0% on English.
My national percentile rank is 95 but my program percentile rank is a meager 90. My cumulative GPA is 3.432 with an impacted GPA of 3.36 for my prerequisite classes. I feel that there's not much I can do aside from retaking the TEAs but... with 1-2 days before the deadline to study, I don't know if I can do much better. Even if I forked up the $60 to retake it and by some miraculous miracle, manage to COMPLETELY ace it, I'd only have 3 more points than previously.
I've heard some rumors about SDSU's program having a point cutoff average of around 60+... My total points with everything included is a mortifying 55 (Though I'm not sure I did it right...). I don't know what to do :[. I went in the TEAs with a positive attitude, but some of the science and language problems really caught me off guard. I've never seen some of the problems before....
I managed to score a 92% on both practice tests, but... alas, still did poorly when it came to the actual exam. I've always been a horrible test taker and I guess anxiety just got to me :/.
I'm a junior at San Diego State and I've taken all the prerequisites INCLUDING all my upper division classes. I really don't know what I can do if I don't get accepted? Just wait and ponder for a year and reapply again?
Last edit by Distraught_Concerned on Jan 29, '12