Hey, So I just took my first timed practice physics GRE (using the '96 exam) and TOTALLY bombed it. I meant to be reviewing physics all summer, but ended up working a lot more hours than planned and never had time, and with the October date approaching I'm beginning to panic a bit. I'm just wondering if anyone else out there has been in the same place, where you only had about a month to study - did you manage to pull it together and save yourself from a REALLY bad score? Is it worth it to wait until November (if it means not being able to apply for fellowships?)? What happens if you're a good student with a 3.8 GPA, math and physics major, excellent research (with a publication) but you totally bomb the GRE? Is life over? any notes would be appreciated. I'm feeling pretty hopeless about graduate school now... I really wanted to Chicago, but I feel like I'm way out of that league now.