So I just finished taking the general GRE test and I totally bombed it. I think I did well on my writing, but my verbal and quantitative were 520 and 530, respectively. I scored around 580 and 710 on the practice test provided by ETS, but I guess the stress of the real test got to me. I have a good GPA (3.65), strong letters of recommendation and lots of research experience (up to two publications on the way, but they won't be ready by the application deadline). (I am a physics major). So here's my question: Do I have a chance of getting into SUNY Albany for a PhD in nanoscience? I'm going to apply either way, but I want to establish some proper expectations. Also, should I try to explain why I didn't perform very well, or would that just make me sound pathetic? Retaking the GRE is not an option, since you can only take it once monthly and applications for Albany are due by the first of April. Any input would be fabulous. Thanks!