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EttaJ
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Postby EttaJ » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:17 am

I am an AA female considering taking the LSAT for the third time. I wanted to know if any URMs had experience taking this exam three times, and if so did it negatively impact your admission to anywhere in the top 14 (especially HYS)? I have read on other posts that it did negatively affect admission to HYS. Although I studied very hard for the second exam, I am wondering (the more I research on TLS) if I broke the exam down enough theoretically. If there is even a possibility for me to score a 170 and help my chances at HYS I am considering a retake. Please let me know your opinions...I really appreciate it.
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Re: URM and taking the LSAT three times

Postby JustE » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:31 am

Yes, multiple LSATs for HYS will hurt you. Luckily, you're a URM and really only have one other score. If you have a convincing score this time, I think you'll be fine. There are too few AA's out there with 170+ for this to harm you. You have a 3.7 GPA. Worst case scenario if you break 170 is a full ride at a mid T14, but I think you can get H with a 170+ and a brief addendum.

I have three scores. I'll let you know how it goes when I hear back. Good luck!

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Re: URM and taking the LSAT three times

Postby MormonChristian » Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:27 pm

VEO29 wrote:I am an AA female considering taking the LSAT for the third time. At this point I have a cancel (June 11) and then a 164 (Oct 11).

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VEO29 wrote: If there is even a possibility for me to score a 170 and help my chances at HYS I am considering a retake. Please let me know your opinions...I really appreciate it.


I am guessing a 170 gets you a full ride. URM numbers are way down this year.

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Postby EttaJ » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:42 pm

MormonChristian...that pic was hilarious! However, I am not applying this year, it would be for the next. Here's to hoping that the numbers stay the same!
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Re: URM and taking the LSAT three times

Postby JustE » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:05 pm

VEO29 wrote:MormonChristian...that pic was hilarious! However, I am not applying this year, it would be for the next. Here's to hoping that the numbers stay the same!


Even better! If you submit your apps early enough next year and your statements are perfect, you actually have a chance at H as you are now. Improve a few points and you will kill it.




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