bk187 wrote:bella wrote:For all you retake advocates...what happens if I get a lower score?
I do not know what happens, but from what I have seen from LSN and the like it seems fairly rare that people who retake do worse. The more likely "bad" scenario is doing only a couple points better in which case it likely won't change things that much.
If I had to guess I would say doing worse probably wouldn't hurt you. Because schools only have to report the highest LSAT and assuming they are trying to game the rankings, a lower LSAT won't hurt them in USNWR so they will care much more about your high score. Of course this is just a guess.
A lot of schools now are moving towards taking the higher score only. But in either case, obviously don't retake the LSAT until you have studied and are consistently PTing several points higher than your "target" score....This should pretty much ensure you do better--unless you have a really unusually bad day, in which case you can cancel your score.