I'm applying to PhD programs in political science. My GRE scores are pretty weak, though, considering I'm applying to top schools. Verbal: 610, Quant: 630, Writing: 6.0. Although my GPA is over 3.8, my research interests are a good match for the schools I've applied to, etc. etc., I get the impression that my scores could be detrimental.
I plan to study and re-take the GRE, but in the meantime, I'm wondering if the applications I've already submitted (for entering Fall 2005) have got any chance of acceptance at all.
Any feedback/advice for those of us with GRE scores in that ambiguous 600 range? No need to sugarcoat; give it to me straight.