how bad does it look to go down in your lsat score?

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grover23
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how bad does it look to go down in your lsat score?

Postby grover23 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:57 am

i took the june test and scored a 168 (within my range but on the lower end - i was PTing between 168 and 172 fairly consistently. i took the oct test and felt better about it - more calm and just generally more confident. of course there is a possibility that i did worse than last time - as you all know, you can never judge this test with certainty.

i think i did the same or better - how bad would it look to have a slightly lower score the second time (a 168 and then 166)? is it worth the risk considering that i think i did better? or should i just stick with the 168?

i would like to have a reasonable shot at Penn, NYU, UVA and other top 10/top 15.. hence the retake. GPA is 3.57 from a top lib arts school.

any help or advice is really appreciated!

incidentally, when is the last day you can cancel your score...?

THANK YOU

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Mr. T
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Re: how bad does it look to go down in your lsat score?

Postby Mr. T » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:01 am

No worries.they dont average them and we can all have a bad day.

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Re: how bad does it look to go down in your lsat score?

Postby 2014 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:04 am

You are out at all of the schools you listed with a 168, so if those are truly your dream schools I think you should probably wait for your score. The only schools that average are pretty much in the top 6, and you only have a shot at those if you do better.

I think the last day to cancel is Friday. Not 100% sure.

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Re: how bad does it look to go down in your lsat score?

Postby 98234872348 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:06 am

I'd just sit on the retake; a 3.57/168 does not give you a reasonable shot at any of the aforementioned schools.

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Re: how bad does it look to go down in your lsat score?

Postby grover23 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:53 am

thanks for the advice!




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