USC or Retake

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biznardos
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USC or Retake

Postby biznardos » Wed May 08, 2013 1:13 pm

I currently have an acceptance to USC with a 30k/year scholarship(COA ~160,000), but I still have a retake left and I scored 161 on my highest LSAT. I'm think of retaking to either increase scholly money, get off of T-14 waitlists (UChi, NU, Cornell), or reapply next cycle. If I reapply, I'd be gunning for B or HS.

Good idea to retake or should I run with USC as is?


I'm a MA URM, FWIW.

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Re: USC or Retake

Postby northwood » Wed May 08, 2013 1:21 pm

if you are open to retaking and can, then the answer is yes, retake

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Re: USC or Retake

Postby Doorkeeper » Wed May 08, 2013 1:28 pm

Absolutely retake. Even if you only improve to a 165-167, you're competitive at T6 plus B.

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Re: USC or Retake

Postby hephaestus » Wed May 08, 2013 1:56 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:Absolutely retake. Even if you only improve to a 165-167, you're competitive at T6 plus B.

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Re: USC or Retake

Postby northwood » Wed May 08, 2013 1:58 pm

depending on your prep for the first go round, id say take the test in October, since June is 5 weeks away.... that way you have the entire summer to study and go (you can re-use your other application materials, just tweak your essays a bit)

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Re: USC or Retake

Postby biznardos » Wed May 08, 2013 2:39 pm

Thanks for the responses. I signed up to retake in June! Any idea of what score I would need to make HS possible?

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Re: USC or Retake

Postby Doorkeeper » Wed May 08, 2013 3:09 pm

biznardos wrote:Thanks for the responses. I signed up to retake in June! Any idea of what score I would need to make HS possible?


With a 3.7, 166-168 to make it close to a lock for H or S. You're still in contention with a 164-165, but aim for high 160s at a minimum.
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Re: USC or Retake

Postby Clearly » Wed May 08, 2013 3:15 pm

GPA?

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Re: USC or Retake

Postby biznardos » Wed May 08, 2013 3:34 pm

Clearlynotstefan wrote:GPA?


3.7

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Re: USC or Retake

Postby northwood » Wed May 08, 2013 3:56 pm

biznardos wrote:
Clearlynotstefan wrote:GPA?


3.7



RETAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: USC or Retake

Postby Clearly » Wed May 08, 2013 4:02 pm

Retake.

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Re: USC or Retake

Postby biznardos » Wed May 08, 2013 5:22 pm

Wow I am definitely regretting throwing away all of my study materials after the last LSAT... :mrgreen:

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Re: USC or Retake

Postby Dr. Dre » Wed May 08, 2013 5:35 pm

You are Mexican and have a 3.7 gpa.

You must retake or I will punch a puppy.

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Re: USC or Retake

Postby biznardos » Wed May 08, 2013 5:49 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:You are Mexican and have a 3.7 gpa.

You must retake or I will punch a puppy.



Every time I face a difficult LG, I will remember that I am doing it for the puppies.

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Re: USC or Retake

Postby romothesavior » Fri May 10, 2013 4:10 pm

Retake.

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Re: USC or Retake

Postby Ti Malice » Fri May 10, 2013 8:21 pm

biznardos wrote:Thanks for the responses. I signed up to retake in June! Any idea of what score I would need to make HS possible?


Glad you're retaking, but you should switch to October. The test is only 4.5 weeks away, and that's unlikely to be enough time to improve as much as you could.




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