Hello all, I am working on grad school applications and they ask for GRE scores as expected. Here is the issue: my quantitative and qualitative are 162 and 161 respectively. I am okay with this. I don't know what the hell happened with writing. I got a 3.5. Yes, that low. I can tell you (as can my three recommendation letter writers) that my writing is of significantly higher quality than that score would suggest. I emailed ETS regarding my score and they essentially told me if I wanted an explanation or a re-grade that I would have to pay an exorbitant fee (ETS? Charging tons of money for basic things?? NEVER!). It is not an option to retake the GRE (and I don't have the money). My question: On some applications, there is no field for comments, etc. So, for example, on my Georgia Tech app I have a quick sentence at the end of my statement of purpose stating that my writing score does not represent my writing abilities. Is this the right thing to do? How would I "explain myself", so to speak? I honestly don't know how else to address it... I am more than willing to send samples of my writing with my app but there is no field to do so on any of my applications. I will not let myself get screwed out of a great grad school experience by ETS. This GRE thing is a scam. Regardless, I have to handle this somehow. I appreciate your time and advice.