Hi all, is it a good idea to re-take the general GRE if your initial scores were so-so? I mean, my initial scores were Not Bad...I got 700 on quant, 570 verbal, and 4 on writing. But that was back in Feb 2007, and preceeded my seeking an engineering degree. In the middle of my engineering degree, I took the Physics GRE, and reaped a rather-low 620. I will be re-taking that in November 2010. Now, I see things differently, and am seeking to go into physics. Should I re-take the General test? Or, if I do Pretty Good on the physics-GRE, will that suffice? Background (skipable paragraph here): I'm hoping to get into U-Arizona, Rutgers, Penn State, U-Southern California, or U-Florida, or if I get lucky: U-Cal San Diego, U-Maryland, U-Pennsylvania, U-Cal Santa Barbara, or U-Mich Ann Arbor. But: all I have is two years' worth of physics that constitutes a Master's degree, and a 3.7 in grad classes (where grades are definitely inflated). They won't hear about my spring semester unfortunately, which is when I'll be studying Jackson and have some boast-worthy stuff to put on my application. I was also entertaining the notion of taking a year off, but that has been strongly discouraged.