3.32/147 LSAT

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3.32/147 LSAT

Postby BuckeyeBoy2011 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:28 pm

I retook because I got a 146, thought I did pretty well, and only got a 147. WTF!?! Am I screwed now or will my personal statement, LOR, save me?

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Re: 3.32/147 LSAT

Postby HowdyYall » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:37 pm

BuckeyeBoy2011 wrote:I retook because I got a 146, thought I did pretty well, and only got a 147. WTF!?! Am I screwed now or will my personal statement, LOR, save me?


sorry for the tough news bud, but you're kindof screwed with two sub-150 scores. Is it possible to sit out a cycle and retake after intensive studying in June? You gotta realize that most people on this website arent just naturally smart, but did over 40 full LSAT practice tests and have studied their a$$es off to get a score over 168. The LSAT is very learnable. Put some work into it and you will get above a 160 in June

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Re: 3.32/147 LSAT

Postby bk1 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:39 pm

If you were PT'ing well prior to the new score, then keep at it and retake again.

If you were PT'ing poorly prior to the new score, then try a new study method and retake.

Personal statement and LOR's will not help you. Being a URM will (as will certain amazing soft factors), but a sub-150 LSAT is still rough even for URM's.

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Re: 3.32/147 LSAT

Postby BuckeyeBoy2011 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:41 pm

Should I wait in see if I get into any of the schools I applied to? Cause I already sent in a lot of apps. And then transfer? I really have no idea what to do.

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Re: 3.32/147 LSAT

Postby Ragged » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:43 pm

BuckeyeBoy2011 wrote:Should I wait in see if I get into any of the schools I applied to? Cause I already sent in a lot of apps. And then transfer? I really have no idea what to do.


If you don't retake you should not go to law school.

This might sound like an asshole comment, but trust me it's not.

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Re: 3.32/147 LSAT

Postby bk1 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:43 pm

Transferring is a very bad thing to plan on. For the most part it takes being in the top 10% and there is no way you can guarantee that you will be.

Leave your apps as they are, but you might as well start preparing for a retake. If you miraculously get into a good school then you can abandon retake plans, but until then I wouldn't hope for it.

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Re: 3.32/147 LSAT

Postby BuckeyeBoy2011 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:55 pm

Retaking would mean I am taking it in October because I am on the quarter system and won't have enough time to study for the June test. And then when I do applications would I need to generate completely new personal statements, LOR, etc?

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Re: 3.32/147 LSAT

Postby bk1 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:56 pm

BuckeyeBoy2011 wrote:Retaking would mean I am taking it in October because I am on the quarter system and won't have enough time to study for the June test. And then when I do applications would I need to generate completely new personal statements, LOR, etc?


I used the same LOR's but wrote new a personal statement when I reapplied.

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Re: 3.32/147 LSAT

Postby BuckeyeBoy2011 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:06 pm

Ok thanks for the advice. I will plan on retaking but I may end up taking the GRE or GMAT if I can't get into one of the Tier 2 or 3 schools around my area. Thank you for the help!

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Re: 3.32/147 LSAT

Postby justadude55 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:07 pm

dude 1 gpa point is worth less than 1 LSAT point!!!

having classes isn't an excuse. tell your professors about your situation and while they won't excuse you, they'll understand unless they're total douches.

regardless even if you got all D's, a GPA of a 4.0 would still be over a 3. obviously your gpa isn't great, but seriously, you should not be applying this cycle.

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Re: 3.32/147 LSAT

Postby BuckeyeBoy2011 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:11 pm

My apps are already in though what am I supposed to do? Just let them go through with the rejections and re-apply next cycle?

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Re: 3.32/147 LSAT

Postby BuckeyeBoy2011 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:13 pm

If I got all D's the GPA would be a 1.7

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Re: 3.32/147 LSAT

Postby casterfield » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:11 pm

If they're already in, hope for the best and just start prepping for a retake. Take a year off if you have to. It will help with certain schools, in any case.




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