4 year old LSAT Score

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4 year old LSAT Score

Postby zy2012 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:55 pm

I took the LSAT in 2008 without much preparation and got a 171. However I can't apply until next cycle (2012) due to personal reasons. Should I retake? Would law schools look at a 4 year old LSAT score negatively? There's a chance that I can boost my score by 1 or 2 points if I study a little bit more this time, though it's equally likely I'll get a lower score.
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KMaine
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Re: 4 year old LSAT Score

Postby KMaine » Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:57 pm

I think you did REALLY WELL for a 4 year old.

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Re: 4 year old LSAT Score

Postby oldhippie » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:00 pm

KMaine wrote:I think you did REALLY WELL for a 4 year old.


LMAO

well played:)

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Re: 4 year old LSAT Score

Postby 2014 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:23 pm

They might require you to, so yes you probably should be prepared to retake.

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Re: 4 year old LSAT Score

Postby op-ti » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:26 pm

Your score is valid for 5 years. BUT if you think that you can bump it up by even 1 or 2 pts, then certainly worth retaking.

Good luck!

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Re: 4 year old LSAT Score

Postby trudat15 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:09 pm

op-ti wrote:Your score is valid for 5 years. BUT if you think that you can bump it up by even 1 or 2 pts, then certainly worth retaking.


This. Havent read anything about law schools not liking 4 year old tests.

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Re: 4 year old LSAT Score

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:15 pm

Is it that you cannot apply now or that you cannot attend law school for another year ? If the latter, then apply now to your top choices &, if accepted, defer enrolling for a year. This gives you an opportunity to determine whether or not a retake is necessary to get into your top choice law schools.
P.S. I also think that this is a very impressive score for one of your age.

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Re: 4 year old LSAT Score

Postby im_blue » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:41 pm

trudat15 wrote:
op-ti wrote:Your score is valid for 5 years. BUT if you think that you can bump it up by even 1 or 2 pts, then certainly worth retaking.


This. Havent read anything about law schools not liking 4 year old tests.

Most schools take 5-year-old scores, but Cornell's limit is 4 years. The web site specifies June 2007 or later for Fall 2011, so it should be June 2008 or later for Fall 2012.

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Re: 4 year old LSAT Score

Postby jarofsoup » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:50 pm

Apply this year. I think it is five years.

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Re: 4 year old LSAT Score

Postby beachbum » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:01 pm

Check with each school on your app list to verify that they'll still accept your score. Typically, the limit is 5 years- but I've heard of schools going to 4 and even 3 years.

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Re: 4 year old LSAT Score

Postby zworykin » Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:40 am

I'd swear I read somewhere that U of Chicago only goes back 3 years, though that could have been outdated information. I can't even remember where I saw it, actually.

But yeah, it's probably a good idea to retake it. If you really didn't do that much preparation, it's possible that you could gain MORE than just 1 to 2 points. A 171 with limited prep (if you mean limited as in "2 PTs the week of the test," not as in "only a month and 10 PTs") indicates a strong aptitude and high potential for a 175+ if you put the effort into it.

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Re: 4 year old LSAT Score

Postby LLB2JD » Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:43 am

I think you should apply and then try to defer.




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