Benefits to applying before having a LSAT score?

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iwanta170
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Benefits to applying before having a LSAT score?

Postby iwanta170 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:47 am

I won't have a reportable LSAT score until late October/early November when I get my Oct 9 score back. I took the LSAT for the first time in june and cancelled.

I have virtually everything else finished though...personal statement, resume, 4 letters of rec, applications filled out, diversity statement. The only exception is i still want to write a "why x" essay for my top choices

Anyway, I read somewhere that we can send in our applications without a LSAT score. That way, when the LSAT score gets released, the application will be reviewed by the admissions committee much faster. Is this true? Should I send in my apps now for all the schools I won't be writing a "why x" essay for? Are there any risks to this scenario?

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Re: Benefits to applying before having a LSAT score?

Postby im_blue » Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:40 pm

iwanta170 wrote:Anyway, I read somewhere that we can send in our applications without a LSAT score. That way, when the LSAT score gets released, the application will be reviewed by the admissions committee much faster. Is this true? Should I send in my apps now for all the schools I won't be writing a "why x" essay for? Are there any risks to this scenario?

Yes, but the risk is that your score is low and results in a rejection or waitlist before you've had a chance to retake in December.

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Re: Benefits to applying before having a LSAT score?

Postby xqhp82 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:57 pm

also interested to know...even though i've already gone ahead and sent out a few apps. i'm holding back now for some others. I thought that as long as you don't apply for ED/EA you can always let the schools know if you need to retake in December?

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Re: Benefits to applying before having a LSAT score?

Postby FXD » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:21 pm

im_blue wrote:Yes, but the risk is that your score is low and results in a rejection or waitlist before you've had a chance to retake in December.


this. I took my test earlier in the year and applied as soon as the next cycle began. Best to wait and see how you do before you send out $$$ for apps imo.

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Re: Benefits to applying before having a LSAT score?

Postby Patriot1208 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:22 pm

Get a job and work for a year. The WE will help you at OCI anyways.




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