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 Post subject: Old LSAT score....will schools accept it?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:40 pm 

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In general, how old an LSAT will schools accept? I understand that LSAC says they are valid for five years, but I heard that some schools only accept them out to three or four years. Does anyone know which schools accept them out to five years? If not, can someone at least tell me whether or not the vast majority of law schools will accept the score out to five years? Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Old LSAT score....will schools accept it?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:45 pm 

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most people haven't applied to the vast majority of schools


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 Post subject: Re: Old LSAT score....will schools accept it?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:19 pm 

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I think Fordham wants one from within the last three years.

My score is from 5 years ago, and it was considered valid everywhere I applied: Notre Dame, UIUC, Chicago, Northwestern, Virginia, Duke, and Vanderbilt. It didn't necessarily get me *in* at those schools, but they allowed it for admissions purposes.


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 Post subject: Re: Old LSAT score....will schools accept it?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:27 pm 

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seraphita wrote:
I think Fordham wants one from within the last three years.

My score is from 5 years ago, and it was considered valid everywhere I applied: Notre Dame, UIUC, Chicago, Northwestern, Virginia, Duke, and Vanderbilt. It didn't necessarily get me *in* at those schools, but they allowed it for admissions purposes.


Thank you. So Fordham was the only school you looked into that wouldn't accept a 5 year old LSAT? As for those schools that you applied to, do you think a five year old LSAT will at all hurt your chances?


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 Post subject: Re: Old LSAT score....will schools accept it?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:24 pm 

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So Fordham was the only school you looked into that wouldn't accept a 5 year old LSAT?


Yeah . . . I spent a fair amount of time school websites last summer, in order to decide where to apply, and I didn't see that requirement stated by any other school.

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As for those schools that you applied to, do you think a five year old LSAT will at all hurt your chances?


If it's good, then absolutely not. A 170+ is a 170+ . . . they don't subtract points for every year you don't use it.


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 Post subject: Re: Old LSAT score....will schools accept it?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:27 pm 

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lsb wrote:
seraphita wrote:
As for those schools that you applied to, do you think a five year old LSAT will at all hurt your chances?


How would one assess this?


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