Should I do this and contact Admissions?

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ISTAND
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Should I do this and contact Admissions?

Postby ISTAND » Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:35 am

I applied for the first time this year. I had taken the LSAT a few years ago and thought the score was pretty good but now after reading all the recommendations to re-take and seeing some schools prefer more recent scores I am in a panic and think it would look better to retake it so it shows more effort. Should I sign up for the Feb test and inform the schools I've applied to that I plan to retake it? Or is it too late? Or will it look worse and unorganized? I shouldve looked into all this beforehand. Or should I apply to different schools and leave those as is?

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Re: Should I do this and contact Admissions?

Postby Knock » Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:39 am

ISTAND wrote:I applied for the first time this year. I had taken the LSAT a few years ago and thought the score was pretty good but now after reading all the recommendations to re-take and seeing some schools prefer more recent scores I am in a panic and think it would look better to retake it so it shows more effort. Should I sign up for the Feb test and inform the schools I've applied to that I plan to retake it? Or is it too late? Or will it look worse and unorganized? I shouldve looked into all this beforehand. Or should I apply to different schools and leave those as is?


If you are happy with your score from a few years ago, then there is no reason to retake the LSAT merely because you are worried that schools will look negatively upon your "old" LSAT score.

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Re: Should I do this and contact Admissions?

Postby D. H2Oman » Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:40 am

I think you should do it, maybe, or if you don't or do do it that thing you said then I would say that shows more effort. Or maybe retake and do do it and if you don't not do it then you could reapply?


Hope this helps.

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Re: Should I do this and contact Admissions?

Postby Deuce » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:15 am

ISTAND wrote:I applied for the first time this year. I had taken the LSAT a few years ago and thought the score was pretty good but now after reading all the recommendations to re-take and seeing some schools prefer more recent scores I am in a panic and think it would look better to retake it so it shows more effort. Should I sign up for the Feb test and inform the schools I've applied to that I plan to retake it? Or is it too late? Or will it look worse and unorganized? I shouldve looked into all this beforehand. Or should I apply to different schools and leave those as is?


1. Calm down

2. Have you applied this cycle? Are you happy with where you are going/where you believe you may get in to?

3. Effort? I honestly don't know where you're pulling that from. Law schools won't consider "effort" with a retake. They'll consider whatever new score you get.

4. If you can score higher, and want to get into a school with the higher score/median, go for it. Hard to give much advice beyond that not knowing your #s.




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