Retaking the LSAT

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otherside220
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Retaking the LSAT

Postby otherside220 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:00 pm

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Re: Retaking the LSAT

Postby PlugInBaby » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:04 pm

I think law schools only get wary when you take the LSAT four or more times. It's common to take the LSAT two or three times. If there is a big score discrepancy only do an addendum if they ask. I would simply state the different approaches you took for each LSAT.

This is my impression thus far, if I am mistaken another poster can feel free to correct me.

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Re: Retaking the LSAT

Postby singingvontrapp » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:07 pm

If your scores won't give you a chance at all or a very low chance, what do you have to lose by retaking the LSAT?

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Re: Retaking the LSAT

Postby otherside220 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:11 pm

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Re: Retaking the LSAT

Postby PlugInBaby » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:13 pm

otherside220 wrote:I hear that, but I just don't know how I would explain it. Can't be like "uhh yeah I studied." I feel like I've seen people on TLS bomb their LSATs and then retake and get in the 170s and apply and get rejected because it looks sketch.


That situation gives you a much better chance of getting into the top schools or good schools with $$ as opposed to the status quo. Go for it!

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Re: Retaking the LSAT

Postby r6_philly » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:15 pm

I am just petrified about scoring lower :?

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Re: Retaking the LSAT

Postby otherside220 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:23 pm

r6_philly wrote:I am just petrified about scoring lower :?



170 is impressive. congrats on umich!

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Re: Retaking the LSAT

Postby otherside220 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:26 pm

PlugInBaby wrote:
otherside220 wrote:I hear that, but I just don't know how I would explain it. Can't be like "uhh yeah I studied." I feel like I've seen people on TLS bomb their LSATs and then retake and get in the 170s and apply and get rejected because it looks sketch.


That situation gives you a much better chance of getting into the top schools or good schools with $$ as opposed to the status quo. Go for it!



true true. i know you're right but the schools i already applied to are the ones i actually want to attend, so they'll all be seeing me again. yay. thanks for the pep talk

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Re: Retaking the LSAT

Postby r6_philly » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:33 pm

otherside220 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:I am just petrified about scoring lower :?



170 is impressive. congrats on umich!


Thanks! Call me greedy, it's ok! :lol: I want more money and more acceptances! 1-2 point can mean $20k more at umich, and 4 point may mean a full ride anywhere. The incentive is strong for me to retake (my GPA is going to get a bump too next month). But I am just scared of getting a few points lower and hard to explain out of it. It may be unfounded, but a 170/168 is going to be worse than 170 once no matter how you justify it.

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Re: Retaking the LSAT

Postby otherside220 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:40 pm

r6_philly wrote:
otherside220 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:I am just petrified about scoring lower :?



170 is impressive. congrats on umich!


Thanks! Call me greedy, it's ok! :lol: I want more money and more acceptances! 1-2 point can mean $20k more at umich, and 4 point may mean a full ride anywhere. The incentive is strong for me to retake (my GPA is going to get a bump too next month). But I am just scared of getting a few points lower and hard to explain out of it. It may be unfounded, but a 170/168 is going to be worse than 170 once no matter how you justify it.


that's true...could you retake in june but still have your deposit at umich? or is that too risky because june is pretty close? i just think your gpa shows you're a hard working person and so chances of an improvement in your lsat score are pretty high




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