Can I go in and cancel score as test-run?

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deakon10
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Can I go in and cancel score as test-run?

Postby deakon10 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:45 pm

I am currently registered for the october exam, but I am leaning towards taking the December exam now.. Since I am already registered for the exam next week, can I go in, take the exam, and cancel it at the end? This way I can get a good feel for real-day test conditions. Would canceling my exam harm me in any way, or is it seen as the same as a no-show?

Thanks!

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Re: Can I go in and cancel score as test-run?

Postby speedyj88 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:47 pm

From what I've heard, 1 cancel on your record is not penalized. If you have 2 or more, they start to wonder what's going on.

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Re: Can I go in and cancel score as test-run?

Postby r6_philly » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:50 pm

speedyj88 wrote:From what I've heard, 1 cancel on your record is not penalized. If you have 2 or more, they start to wonder what's going on.


Outside of T6, they take your highest score anyway, so what does it matter if you cancel 10 times? They will just consider your top score. What's the difference if you have 3 scores or 1 score and 2 cancels if only the top score counts?

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Re: Can I go in and cancel score as test-run?

Postby txadv11 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:47 pm

r6_philly wrote:
speedyj88 wrote:From what I've heard, 1 cancel on your record is not penalized. If you have 2 or more, they start to wonder what's going on.


Outside of T6, they take your highest score anyway, so what does it matter if you cancel 10 times? They will just consider your top score. What's the difference if you have 3 scores or 1 score and 2 cancels if only the top score counts?


I'm applying to a tier 4 school that averages all LSAT scores. (I'll only have two..) :roll: Crazy huh?
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Re: Can I go in and cancel score as test-run?

Postby Grizz » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:50 pm

txadv11 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
speedyj88 wrote:From what I've heard, 1 cancel on your record is not penalized. If you have 2 or more, they start to wonder what's going on.


Outside of T6, they take your highest score anyway, so what does it matter if you cancel 10 times? They will just consider your top score. What's the difference if you have 3 scores or 1 score and 2 cancels if only the top score counts?


I'm applying to a tier 4 school that averages all LSAT scores. (I'll only have two..) :roll: Crazy huh?


They say they average, but they don't.

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Re: Can I go in and cancel score as test-run?

Postby txadv11 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:53 pm

rad law wrote:
txadv11 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
speedyj88 wrote:From what I've heard, 1 cancel on your record is not penalized. If you have 2 or more, they start to wonder what's going on.


Outside of T6, they take your highest score anyway, so what does it matter if you cancel 10 times? They will just consider your top score. What's the difference if you have 3 scores or 1 score and 2 cancels if only the top score counts?


I'm applying to a tier 4 school that averages all LSAT scores. (I'll only have two..) :roll: Crazy huh?


They say they average, but they don't.


O RLY? lol

I'm not questioning you, but how do you know? Or is it more of just a known, but unpublished way of doing things?

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Re: Can I go in and cancel score as test-run?

Postby Grizz » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:56 pm

txadv11 wrote:O RLY? lol

I'm not questioning you, but how do you know? Or is it more of just a known, but unpublished way of doing things?


Yeah, known but unsaid. All schools want the highest score because that's what goes into the USNWR rankings.

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Re: Can I go in and cancel score as test-run?

Postby txadv11 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:00 pm

rad law wrote:
txadv11 wrote:O RLY? lol

I'm not questioning you, but how do you know? Or is it more of just a known, but unpublished way of doing things?


Yeah, known but unsaid. All schools want the highest score because that's what goes into the USNWR rankings.


Good deal, thanks! Above post is stricken lol.

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Re: Can I go in and cancel score as test-run?

Postby tootrue » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:03 pm

rad law wrote:Yeah, known but unsaid. All schools want the highest score because that's what goes into the USNWR rankings.


Maybe, but they can submit the highest score to USNWR and still consider the average in making admissions decisions.

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Re: Can I go in and cancel score as test-run?

Postby Grizz » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:06 pm

tootrue wrote:
rad law wrote:Yeah, known but unsaid. All schools want the highest score because that's what goes into the USNWR rankings.


Maybe, but they can submit the highest score to USNWR and still consider the average in making admissions decisions.


Sounds counter-intuitive. They want people with high scores to attend.

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Re: Can I go in and cancel score as test-run?

Postby Pleasye » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:08 pm

deakon10 wrote:I am currently registered for the october exam, but I am leaning towards taking the December exam now.. Since I am already registered for the exam next week, can I go in, take the exam, and cancel it at the end? This way I can get a good feel for real-day test conditions. Would canceling my exam harm me in any way, or is it seen as the same as a no-show?

Thanks!

It's not exactly seen the same as a no-show. If you don't show up your report will say "absent" if you go in and cancel it will say "cancel". Canceling before you have ever taken an LSAT (no previous score) shouldn't hurt you and since you are already signed up for the test you might as well take advantage of it and get the experience without having to worry about a score.

Also, you don't want to cancel more than once. Schools may be numbers-hungry but it still won't look good when you are being compared against that guy who didn't cancel twice and has the same score.

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Re: Can I go in and cancel score as test-run?

Postby Jack Smirks » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:08 pm

You can but it will take away one of your three chances in two years to take the LSAT. Also, if you know your going to cancel, fill in the cancel bubble on the answer sheet the day of or otherwise I think you have to send a letter within like 8 days to LSAC.

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Re: Can I go in and cancel score as test-run?

Postby deakon10 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:17 pm

So schools like American University, UConn, etc, they take the highest of the two? Did not know that

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Re: Can I go in and cancel score as test-run?

Postby NV53A » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:49 am

Imagine HYS say to ABA in their report:

"Oh hai guise. I know yer policy says ABA only accepts teh top score for its report, but cuz we're cool lawl school we want to aberage teh scores k? so can u take teh lower aberage score than teh high one? thx brah. ttyl"

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Re: Can I go in and cancel score as test-run?

Postby NV53A » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:50 am

LSpleaseee wrote:
deakon10 wrote:I am currently registered for the october exam, but I am leaning towards taking the December exam now.. Since I am already registered for the exam next week, can I go in, take the exam, and cancel it at the end? This way I can get a good feel for real-day test conditions. Would canceling my exam harm me in any way, or is it seen as the same as a no-show?

Thanks!

It's not exactly seen the same as a no-show. If you don't show up your report will say "absent" if you go in and cancel it will say "cancel". Canceling before you have ever taken an LSAT (no previous score) shouldn't hurt you and since you are already signed up for the test you might as well take advantage of it and get the experience without having to worry about a score.

Also, you don't want to cancel more than once. Schools may be numbers-hungry but it still won't look good when you are being compared against that guy who didn't cancel twice and has the same score.


So much misinformation on TLS :x

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Re: Can I go in and cancel score as test-run?

Postby Pleasye » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:45 pm

NV53A wrote:
LSpleaseee wrote:
deakon10 wrote:I am currently registered for the october exam, but I am leaning towards taking the December exam now.. Since I am already registered for the exam next week, can I go in, take the exam, and cancel it at the end? This way I can get a good feel for real-day test conditions. Would canceling my exam harm me in any way, or is it seen as the same as a no-show?

Thanks!

It's not exactly seen the same as a no-show. If you don't show up your report will say "absent" if you go in and cancel it will say "cancel". Canceling before you have ever taken an LSAT (no previous score) shouldn't hurt you and since you are already signed up for the test you might as well take advantage of it and get the experience without having to worry about a score.

Also, you don't want to cancel more than once. Schools may be numbers-hungry but it still won't look good when you are being compared against that guy who didn't cancel twice and has the same score.


So much misinformation on TLS :x


Inform correctly then homie.




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