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Hi!
I recently got my ck score and I failed... And now I am wondering if I should talk about what happenned in a short paragraph or should I omit that information.

I am studying again but there's no way I can have my scores on time for the application date, and I don't want the program to think I'm comming with excuses but, somehow I think that if you mention your failure on the personal statement programs can know what happenned and can give you an opportunity for interview?

What do you think?
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if you do mention it, keep it short & add something about what have you done to make up for it or how it inspired you to do more.. otherwise, better not mention it. anyway, they wud probably ask you about that during your interview.
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I would mention it for sure and explain.
Sure, they'll ask during the interview but first you have to get an interview, so make sure you're as detailed as possible in advance so that they even consider you (just my opinion).
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