First, hello! I am currently looking at master's programs in urban planning, specifically for programs in which one can focus on transportation policy and alternative transportation methods.
Second, I have a specific question about GREs that doesn't appear to have been answered in previous GRE threads: do schools look dimly upon students who take the GREs twice within a short period? I just took them today, and was disappointed in the results; unfortunately, my plans to apply this year to school preclude my waiting a while to take them again.
(Overcompensating for a tendency to rush through exams turned out to be a bad idea -- I had fifteen minutes left to answer fifteen math questions. )
Naturally, I'm contacting a few admissions departments directly to find out their views on retaking the GRE, but wanted to hear advice from others as well, in case the departments are less than forthcoming.
(Oh, in case the numbers are significant, my verbal was 720 and my quantitative was 750. That seems to be higher than some of the averages listed on urban planning department sites, and I understand that the GRE scores are just part of a larger application package, but I want to do everything possible to make up for a mediocre undergraduate record.)