AA urm 3.19 Retake in Dec. /disadvantage for applying late??

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gthopeful
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AA urm 3.19 Retake in Dec. /disadvantage for applying late??

Postby gthopeful » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:10 pm

Long story short got my lsat score back yesterday and bombed it so I am retaking in December now I am hiring a personal tutor and making the lsat my life for the next month

assuming i get the score i desire this time around...how much of a disadvantage for t-14 will I be at for applying late

(I plan to have all my apps ready to submit the day scores come out)

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Re: AA urm 3.19 Retake in Dec. /disadvantage for applying late??

Postby gthopeful » Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:33 pm

bump

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Re: AA urm 3.19 Retake in Dec. /disadvantage for applying late??

Postby b33eazy » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:02 pm

From what I've learned, it does not hurt that much depending on where you are applying. If you score above a 160, you should be able to snag at least one t14 even if you apply late. Good luck.

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Re: AA urm 3.19 Retake in Dec. /disadvantage for applying late??

Postby gthopeful » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:07 pm

Thank you

that helped calm my nerves a little

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Re: AA urm 3.19 Retake in Dec. /disadvantage for applying late??

Postby gthopeful » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:28 pm

Bump. For anyone else who would like to calm me a bit while I study for dec retake

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Re: AA urm 3.19 Retake in Dec. /disadvantage for applying late??

Postby crispycan » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:26 am

I'm in a similar situation as well and posted a similar thread. Looking more at T-30, but I have similar numbers. Hopefully you can get your LSAT score up as well and send out a completed app in December as soon as scores get back. Good Luck on your cycle, I'm interested in hearing how it goes.

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Re: AA urm 3.19 Retake in Dec. /disadvantage for applying late??

Postby AppsAbound » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:34 am

So long as your apps are ready to go by the time the scores come out, you should be fine. I consider late to be post Christmas

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Re: AA urm 3.19 Retake in Dec. /disadvantage for applying late??

Postby gthopeful » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:40 am

That brings up a question I've been meaning to ask....lsac website says december score email date is like January 6 think....will scores come out before or after Christmas?

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Re: AA urm 3.19 Retake in Dec. /disadvantage for applying late??

Postby b33eazy » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:43 am

It's clearly after Christmas if that's when the scores are posted. So the earliest you can apply is January.

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Re: AA urm 3.19 Retake in Dec. /disadvantage for applying late??

Postby gthopeful » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:48 am

Ok....I was just wondering because I know they typically release scores 2 or 3 days earlier for other tests like they did for October so I didn't know if they released them over a week early for December test or not

If anyone who has taken previous December test could chime in

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Re: AA urm 3.19 Retake in Dec. /disadvantage for applying late??

Postby TrojanHopeful » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:09 am

I'm struggling with deciding whether to retake or not too. Mex Am. October LSAT was 167, lsdas gpa 3.16 (undergrad gpa is 3.9...big difference is due to me dropping my freshman classes but not actually dropping them...ended up with Fs that I later retook and got As in; straight As my last three years of undergrad).

I'm debating on whether to try for a 170+ in December. I just don't know if it is worth it since I would be applying much later. If I stick with the 167 I would be submitting my apps within the next week or two.

Decisions decisions.

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Re: AA urm 3.19 Retake in Dec. /disadvantage for applying late??

Postby PersuasiveCharm » Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:18 am

To be honest, I don't think that you will be at a disadvantage when it comes to acceptance.. But if you are looking for scholarship money, that might be a different story.

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Re: AA urm 3.19 Retake in Dec. /disadvantage for applying late??

Postby Miss_Sunshine » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:52 pm

Thanks for the sweet, kind words on my thread, gthopeful! I hope we both get into the schools of our dreams, despite being hard-pressed for time.

Also, in response to your question about December score release... they usually come around Christmas time, so it's not as late as people say. They only give such a long window to account for holidays, but they have *never* posted scores after the New Year.

Here: http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/de ... dates.html

There is hope for us yet!

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Re: AA urm 3.19 Retake in Dec. /disadvantage for applying late??

Postby Miss_Sunshine » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:55 pm

Wait! I was wrong. The only time they posted scores after the New Year was last year, but that's because the test date was *so* late (the 11th of December).

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Re: AA urm 3.19 Retake in Dec. /disadvantage for applying late??

Postby TrojanHopeful » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:10 pm

Miss_Sunshine wrote:Thanks for the sweet, kind words on my thread, gthopeful! I hope we both get into the schools of our dreams, despite being hard-pressed for time.

Also, in response to your question about December score release... they usually come around Christmas time, so it's not as late as people say. They only give such a long window to account for holidays, but they have *never* posted scores after the New Year.

Here: http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/de ... dates.html

There is hope for us yet!


Just like they never had the experimental after the break, right? :wink:

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Re: AA urm 3.19 Retake in Dec. /disadvantage for applying late??

Postby Miss_Sunshine » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:47 pm

Bahaha... TrojanHopeful, please don't remind me.

I actually know someone who skipped a section before the break because he had looked ahead (aka: cheated) and realized that the section *had* to be experimental. Let's just say it sucks to be him right now.

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Re: AA urm 3.19 Retake in Dec. /disadvantage for applying late??

Postby TrojanHopeful » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:34 pm

Miss_Sunshine wrote:Bahaha... TrojanHopeful, please don't remind me.

I actually know someone who skipped a section before the break because he had looked ahead (aka: cheated) and realized that the section *had* to be experimental. Let's just say it sucks to be him right now.


Ouch!

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Re: AA urm 3.19 Retake in Dec. /disadvantage for applying late??

Postby BlakcMajikc » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:04 pm

PersuasiveCharm wrote:To be honest, I don't think that you will be at a disadvantage when it comes to acceptance.. But if you are looking for scholarship money, that might be a different story.


From my experience last cycle, it didn't make a difference with acceptances or even with scholarship money. I submitted all of my apps, had admissions at each school hold the app for the December score, had the retake in Dec. and chilled until ASWs.... Just one person's story, but anecdotal evidence that it didn't make a difference for an AA female.




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