Retaking 169?

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oredroc27
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Retaking 169?

Postby oredroc27 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:09 pm

I am a Mexican American currently in undergrad at a school ranked around 30 by US news. I have a 3.84, and just got a 169 on the October LSAT. My extracurriculars are relatively weak, and I was banking on getting between 173-175 to compensate for that. I would appreciate any opinions on my current chances at various T-14s, and how much they would improve if I got, say, a 173 and applied a month later.

Redfactor
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Re: Retaking 169?

Postby Redfactor » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:11 pm

There's no shame in retaking.

You'll still have options but if you were PTing at a higher level, I would retake.

I don't think applying early in the cycle gives that much of an advantage anymore.

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Dr.Zer0
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Re: Retaking 169?

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:40 pm

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aboutmydaylight
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Re: Retaking 169?

Postby aboutmydaylight » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:16 pm

Retake if you think you can score better. I'm also MA and have very similar numbers to you and I got a 168 in June. I knew I was capable of much better and got a 173 in October. Don't fall into the URM trap of being content with a slightly lower score just because you get a boost. A couple more points and you can be looking at virtual guarantees at all but a few schools in the country.

oredroc27
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Re: Retaking 169?

Postby oredroc27 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:06 am

Hey just wanted to let you guys know that I retook in February and got a 174.

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aboutmydaylight
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Re: Retaking 169?

Postby aboutmydaylight » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:59 am

Congrats bro, you're sitting pretty now.

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teampeeta
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Re: Retaking 169?

Postby teampeeta » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:50 pm

oredroc27 wrote:Hey just wanted to let you guys know that I retook in February and got a 174.


Congrats! Did you apply this cycle?

oredroc27
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Re: Retaking 169?

Postby oredroc27 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:57 pm

Yes, I applied this cycle. Also, could you guys confirm that my new score will automatically be sent to the schools to which I have already applied? Obviously I want to make sure they see my February score before making a decision, so do I have do notify them or will my file be updated automatically?

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wbrother
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Re: Retaking 169?

Postby wbrother » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:48 pm

oredroc27 wrote:Yes, I applied this cycle. Also, could you guys confirm that my new score will automatically be sent to the schools to which I have already applied? Obviously I want to make sure they see my February score before making a decision, so do I have do notify them or will my file be updated automatically?

It's automatic. Even before you got your score, the schools knew you were taking it again. BUT a new score could be a good opportunity for en email LOCI if you have something else to mention. It'll at least let you confirm for yourself that the admins have your new score.




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