December LSAT

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msaid29
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December LSAT

Postby msaid29 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:16 am

Hey guys,

A-Canadian, 3.84 GPA, I'm taking the December 2016 LSAT and was just wondering whether this would put me at a disadvantage at HYS due to rolling admissions. I'm hoping to apply for this cycle.

Happy to hear your thoughts!

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Re: December LSAT

Postby Another1 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:45 am

It would. Don't take the LSAT until you're ready though.

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KMart
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Re: December LSAT

Postby KMart » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:46 am

It wouldn't. A strong resume is a strong resume. To the extent it does, it's minimal. A 165 won't get you in if you apply in September and a 180 won't keep you out if you apply in February.

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Re: December LSAT

Postby albanach » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:51 am

KMart is mostly correct. A February score places you at a greater disadvantage as classes are close to full. Other candidates similar to you have already filled seats, so the school has to really want you. Don't be hell-bent on applying this year if you're not scoring in the range required for the school you want. Get the score you need then apply, even if it costs you a year.

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Re: December LSAT

Postby Another1 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:51 am

KMart wrote:It wouldn't. A strong resume is a strong resume. To the extent it does, it's minimal. A 165 won't get you in if you apply in September and a 180 won't keep you out if you apply in February.

He asked if there would be a disadvantage. A 165 with his GPA would eventually get him in if he applied in September. It may not if he applied late December/January.

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Re: December LSAT

Postby Nachoo2019 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:54 am

Another1 wrote:
KMart wrote:It wouldn't. A strong resume is a strong resume. To the extent it does, it's minimal. A 165 won't get you in if you apply in September and a 180 won't keep you out if you apply in February.

He asked if there would be a disadvantage. A 165 with his GPA would eventually get him in if he applied in September. It may not if he applied late December/January.



No. A 165/3.84 would not get them into HYS at all no matter when they apply... Unless they are a URM of course

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Re: December LSAT

Postby KMart » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:58 am

Another1 wrote:
KMart wrote:It wouldn't. A strong resume is a strong resume. To the extent it does, it's minimal. A 165 won't get you in if you apply in September and a 180 won't keep you out if you apply in February.

He asked if there would be a disadvantage. A 165 with his GPA would eventually get him in if he applied in September. It may not if he applied late December/January.

I mean there's a disadvantage in the strictest sense of the term but it's going to be very minimal.

msaid29
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Re: December LSAT

Postby msaid29 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:07 pm

Thanks for the feedback, currently pt'-ing at 166/167, hoping to be at 171+ when I write in December, or else i'd do it in September.

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Re: December LSAT

Postby rav17 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:13 pm

Writing in December would not put you at a disadvantage at HYS. Don't write until you're PT'ing around your target score. If that means pushing back your write a couple months than do it.

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Re: December LSAT

Postby PrezRand » Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:07 am

Are fee waivers still possible if you are taking the December LSAT?




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