3.9/170/AA Male, Should I retake or apply this fall?

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3.9/170/AA Male, Should I retake or apply this fall?

Postby fearitself » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:43 pm

3.9 GPA
170 LSAT score
AA Male

What are my odds at HYS? CCN? Is it worth risking a retake if I was PTing around 166-174? I checked various websites but I can't find many data points of blacks with similar stats to me.

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Re: 3.9/170/AA Male, Should I retake or apply this fall?

Postby 4LTsPointingNorth » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:59 pm

Send out apps in September with a note that you're retaking the LSAT in November. Retake in November in case you get a higher score. No real downside to scoring lower on a retake (other than maybe in Yale's eyes?)

As things stand now you have a good shot at all of CCN and a plausible shot at getting into at least one of HYS

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Re: 3.9/170/AA Male, Should I retake or apply this fall?

Postby uncle_rico » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:41 pm

4LTsPointingNorth wrote:Send out apps in September with a note that you're retaking the LSAT in November. Retake in November in case you get a higher score. No real downside to scoring lower on a retake (other than maybe in Yale's eyes?)

As things stand now you have a good shot at all of CCN and a plausible shot at getting into at least one of HYS

I’d say they have a damn good shot at H

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Re: 3.9/170/AA Male, Should I retake or apply this fall?

Postby Barack O'Drama » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:01 am

I'd be shocked if you didn't get at least one of HYS and all of CCN.

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Re: 3.9/170/AA Male, Should I retake or apply this fall?

Postby Wild Card » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:22 am

You'll get in everywhere you apply.

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Re: 3.9/170/AA Male, Should I retake or apply this fall?

Postby Pneumonia » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:36 am

You can take the LSAT again if you want, but I don't think you need to. Instead of worrying about the test, spend the next month making sure all of your application materials are perfect, and then apply as soon as you can. I agree that you're likely get admitted everywhere.



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