Retaking the Subject Test
I'm planning on applying ED to the College of Engineering this year, and I know they require subject tests in a science and math. However, since the last chance for me to get into the advanced science track was in 5th grade, I was only able to take a regular physics course junior year and had to teach myself the majority of the material on the Physics subject test. I took it for the first time this October, and my scores haven't come back yet but I left 10 blank and took educated guesses on a few.
My question is, should I retake the test this November? I know Cornell says they may or may not look at it if you take the November test, but I feel like any increase in my score may help. I may still have difficulty however. (I'm in Physics C this year, but we won't get to electricity and magnetism by then anyway so that won't help). How strongly will a sub-par score on the SAT Physics hurt my chances of acceptance?
If it matters, I got an 800 on Math II, 780 on Sat US History, 800 on regular math and 760 on critical reading. Also, I'm not actually applying to be an engineer but rather to major in computer science within the college of engineering. Finally, my course load/GPA are good and I have decent extracurriculars but no real leadership positions, so I'm somewhat relying on test scores and essays/letters of recommendation to have any chance. Thanks for any advice!
I forgot to mention, I have to choose whether or not to sign up for the November SAT before the results from the October test come in.