I took the GMAT on Saturday and due to some personal issues was unable to focus, so I decided to cancel my score as soon as the test was over. In retrospect, perhaps I should have viewed it regardless, but I didn't want to have a score on my record that was not nearly reflective of my ability (have been scoring in the low 700's on MGMAT and GMAT Prep) and I know I was nowhere near that on exam day.
How do schools view cancelled scores? Better/Worse than having a low score?
Thoughts if I should explain/mention this in my essays?
Thanks a lot in advance for any insight.
I don't think you should worry about it, Just focus on retaking the exam. If you score well on the exam I don't even think you need to address it at all. Shoo, if you get a good GMAT score, even a bad score doesn't need to be addressed, canceled scores are even lower on the list.