amc987 wrote:FYI: I posted a thread on this in the LSAT prep and discussion forum, but, in my experience, a different clientele tends to browse here. I didn't think it was kosher to make another thread, so I'm posting it in this thread. My SO is MA if that info is useful.
I am posting this on behalf of my SO who is applying to law school and anxious about posting on TLS while she's mid-cycle.
My SO took the LSAT twice two years ago and got 162 and 169. She took the test again in June and got a 172. Because she was doing better on her practices and she's interested in HYS, she decided to take the December LSAT. She didn't finish a section on Saturday and had to guess on 4-5 questions, but she thinks the other sections went well. She was PTing in the high 170s.
She's thinking of canceling. She's worried she could've done worse in December and wanted to know what impact canceling might have on her applications vs. having a lower retake score on her record. She doesn't know whether the risk of having to explain a lower score to schools is worth the potential reward of getting a higher score in December. Lately she's been thinking more about keeping the score, but is still unsure.
Any constructive advice would be helpful! Thanks!
I don't think that she should cancel. She has two strong scores and if her PTs were that high she should be totally fine. Also, from what I gather, schools only care about the highest score so unless she got a 150, then I think she should be fine. I think naturally canceling looks better than a low low second score but either way she will need to write an addendum so she can address whatever the outcome is there
That's my little half a cent of knowledge. Tell her congrats on her scores!