Desert Fox wrote:
njskatchmo wrote:Once you get three scores, you can't rely on single outliers as predictive. Even if they don't average them to get a single score, it will certainly reflect poorly on him if the scores are 164,166, 171. I put less stock in such an applicant than a cancel, 166, 171 applicant.
Schools favor the LSAT because its what the USNWR judges them on. This means top scores rule the admissions game.
And putting less stock in a cancel than a 164 is hilarious. People don't cancel for no reason.
Exactly. I have a 163 and I fear that I may have scored lower. I've called a few schools today and they have assured me that they take the top score. Canceled scores following a previously registered score might very easily be construed as an indication that the applicant very likely scored lower. It probably wouldn't look much better than a lower score, if at all. In fact, it might seem cowardly or that the applicant is trying to game the system a bit. There are good reasons to cancel and it isn't a bad thing, but it is likely no better than having a low score.