Retake LSAT and reapply?

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mommalee
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Retake LSAT and reapply?

Postby mommalee » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:10 pm

Hi guys,

So far I have heard back from the following schools:

Duke - Priority Reserve
Harvard - Hold
Northwestern - Hold
Columbia - Reserve (WL)

UT - Accepted
Cornell - Accepted
Michigan - Accepted

NYU - UR
Penn - UR
Chicago - Complete

I am thinking that maybe I should retake the LSAT in June and reapply next year? AA female 3.74/165. Unless I get into one or two of the remaining schools, I am wondering if there is any point in waiting. After all it seems unlikely that I would get much $$ from only of the WL/held schools.

Thoughts?

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ManOfTheMinute
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Re: Retake LSAT and reapply?

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:12 pm

You get into the 170s, which it seems like you can, a whole new world of schools and $$$ showering down upon you

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BerkeleyBear
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Re: Retake LSAT and reapply?

Postby BerkeleyBear » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:18 pm

mommalee wrote:Hi guys,

So far I have heard back from the following schools:

Duke - Priority Reserve
Harvard - Hold
Northwestern - Hold
Columbia - Reserve (WL)

UT - Accepted
Cornell - Accepted
Michigan - Accepted

NYU - UR
Penn - UR
Chicago - Complete

I am thinking that maybe I should retake the LSAT in June and reapply next year? AA female 3.74/165. Unless I get into one or two of the remaining schools, I am wondering if there is any point in waiting. After all it seems unlikely that I would get much $$ from only of the WL/held schools.

Thoughts?


This is a tough call. If I was in your position, I'd only be willing to pay big bucks for H or C. A 170+ would open up new doors however!

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John_rizzy_rawls
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Re: Retake LSAT and reapply?

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:22 pm

Be patient, URMs generally have to wait for their acceptances. Around 50-70 URMs a cycle have a 3.5+/165+ so you're in a pretty elite class.

Take the June LSAT for scholly money and wait it out. I think you'll be happy with your results. If not, then re-apply next cycle.

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gaud
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Re: Retake LSAT and reapply?

Postby gaud » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:23 pm

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:Be patient, URMs generally have to wait for their acceptances. Around 50-70 URMs a cycle have a 3.5+/165+ so you're in a pretty elite class.

Take the June LSAT for scholly money and wait it out. I think you'll be happy with your results. If not, then re-apply next cycle.

PRgradBYU
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Re: Retake LSAT and reapply?

Postby PRgradBYU » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:30 am

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:Be patient, URMs generally have to wait for their acceptances. Around 50-70 URMs a cycle have a 3.5+/165+ so you're in a pretty elite class.

Take the June LSAT for scholly money and wait it out. I think you'll be happy with your results. If not, then re-apply next cycle.


You mean 50-70 AA URMs, right?

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bizzybone1313
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Re: Retake LSAT and reapply?

Postby bizzybone1313 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:34 am

OP, I have a AA friend that got into Harvard with slightly lower stats. If you get 2-3 more points on the LSAT, I can almost guarantee you will get into Harvard.

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John_rizzy_rawls
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Re: Retake LSAT and reapply?

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:20 am

PRgradBYU wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:Be patient, URMs generally have to wait for their acceptances. Around 50-70 URMs a cycle have a 3.5+/165+ so you're in a pretty elite class.

Take the June LSAT for scholly money and wait it out. I think you'll be happy with your results. If not, then re-apply next cycle.


You mean 50-70 AA URMs, right?


Yup. And around 230-250 PR/Mexican URMS and a tiny tiny number of NA URMs.




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