Marking URM on the actual LSAT, but not on applications

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Marking URM on the actual LSAT, but not on applications

Postby 543210 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:12 pm

Let's say someone registered with the LSAC back when you could only choose one race, and they chose "other." Then when they go to take the LSAT, they mark both White and Native American. If this person only marks White on their applications, will the schools he or she applied to ever know that this person marked NA on the LSAT? Will schools be able to report this applicant as a minority?

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Re: Marking URM on the actual LSAT, but not on applications

Postby r6_philly » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:41 am

I don't believe (from what I can gather) that what you mark on the test form is reported to the schools. I believe the biographical info on the LSAT is used by LSAC to calculate tester data. I marked that English is not my primary language and I don't believe that is reflected anywhere on the reports that got sent. I am only guessing though.

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Re: Marking URM on the actual LSAT, but not on applications

Postby YCrevolution » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:30 pm

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Re: Marking URM on the actual LSAT, but not on applications

Postby 543210 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:40 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
543210 wrote:Let's say someone registered with the LSAC back when you could only choose one race, and they chose "other." Then when they go to take the LSAT, they mark both White and Native American. If this person only marks White on their applications, will the schools he or she applied to ever know that this person marked NA on the LSAT? Will schools be able to report this applicant as a minority?

We frown upon alts here at TLS.

1. Probably not. Whatever race you put into LSAC's CRS is reported to schools, though.
2. Yes.


What if they chose "NO" for the "Report race / ethnicity to law schools" question on LSAC.org? Then it seems that the only indication they have of race is the one the applicant put on the application.

I have a bad feeling that I'm going to have to call the LSAC.
I don't want my school to report me as NA; I don't want the admissions boost.




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