LSAT Cancellation - Extenuating Circumstances Addendum?

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LSAT Cancellation - Extenuating Circumstances Addendum?

Postby Zatarra » Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:50 pm

While the general consensus seems to be that a cancellation doesn't require an addendum... (and I was pretty set on this too)... but after reading that Absences seem preferable to Cancellations on the LSAC record... is it worth writing an addendum regarding a single LSAT cancellation, if there were potentially extenuating circumstances, beyond simply 'I thought I did bad' AND one is shooting for HYSCCN?

In slightly more detail:
In short, the morning of the exam I had a small, pretty painful, but non-serious incident, requiring me to get some non-critical medical care later the day of. As I was already enroute to the exam, I decided to see how I felt, show up, and potentially cancel, rather than simply being absent (a foolhardy attempt at being responsible? So I thought!). Needless to say, I ended up cancelling! Given that I'm aiming for T6, is it worth explaining this in an addendum, or is one cancellation, regardless of the reason, simply not worth drawing attention to? Just want to be sure there aren't any avoidable black spots on my application! Thanks!

FWIW, I immediately rescheduled for the Feb test and scored in the upper 170s.

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Re: LSAT Cancellation - Extenuating Circumstances Addendum?

Postby tru » Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:05 pm

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Re: LSAT Cancellation - Extenuating Circumstances Addendum?

Postby Zatarra » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:12 pm

Daytukrjabs wrote:no


Concise! :wink:

Any other opinions? Especially with the June crowd? Thanks!

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Re: LSAT Cancellation - Extenuating Circumstances Addendum?

Postby Tautology » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:15 pm

Zatarra wrote:
Daytukrjabs wrote:no


Concise! :wink:

Any other opinions? Especially with the June crowd? Thanks!


That addendum would look more like excuse making than anything else, and probably turn me off if I were reading your application.

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Re: LSAT Cancellation - Extenuating Circumstances Addendum?

Postby Benevolent Despot » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:27 pm

Don't write an addendum. Retake and get your target score. It will speak for itself.

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Re: LSAT Cancellation - Extenuating Circumstances Addendum?

Postby Zatarra » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:53 pm

Tautology wrote:That addendum would look more like excuse making than anything else, and probably turn me off if I were reading your application.


Yeah, that's what I'm afraid of. Just annoyed LSAC has no way to denote a cancellation if you didn't even sit for the whole test.... Oh well. So it seems the best strategy is just to not call any attention to it? Just don't want anything on my record to give HYS an easy reason to ding me! :wink:

FWIW, I hit my target score in Feb, and currently tutor the LSAT, so I won't be retaking! :wink:

Thanks!




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