Let's say I blow this cycle...

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pbutta123
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Let's say I blow this cycle...

Postby pbutta123 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:12 pm

I have a 3.5, 165/160 & applied to BC, BU, Fordham, Hastings, UW, GW... I applied to higher ranked schools also, but I feel these are the one where my chances are best obviously...I am Apache/White so i hoped that might help.
If i blow this cycle completely, retake in June and get a 170+ LSAT will reapplying next cycle at the same schools hurt my chances because they rejected me before?

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northwood
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Re: Let's say I blow this cycle...

Postby northwood » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:53 pm

nope. Just make sure to tell them that you applied there before. you will be fine if you get that 170.

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T6Hopeful
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Re: Let's say I blow this cycle...

Postby T6Hopeful » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:12 am

pbutta123 wrote:I have a 3.5, 165/160 & applied to BC, BU, Fordham, Hastings, UW, GW... I applied to higher ranked schools also, but I feel these are the one where my chances are best obviously...I am Apache/White so i hoped that might help.
If i blow this cycle completely, retake in June and get a 170+ LSAT will reapplying next cycle at the same schools hurt my chances because they rejected me before?

No, not at all. If you do in fact hit a 170+, you'll be in good shape and could probably even stand a shot at better ranked schools. 3 scores is tricky though, especially because yours (assuming you hit 170-171 and no higher) would not be significantly far apart, and therefore at certain schools they may be inclined to look down on you a bit (yes they don't "average" necessarily, but some cite a x+ point difference or stress that you should really have a good addendum).

Either way, you can only better your situation by doing very well on your retake. HTH.

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Re: Let's say I blow this cycle...

Postby Z3RO » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:14 am

It can't hurt. You'll be able to apply the second that their apps become available, and you'll have a higher LSAT.

Best of luck. Here's to hoping this is your first and only cycle.

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Re: Let's say I blow this cycle...

Postby lzyovrachievr » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:28 am

T6Hopeful wrote:No, not at all. If you do in fact hit a 170+, you'll be in good shape and could probably even stand a shot at better ranked schools. 3 scores is tricky though, especially because yours (assuming you hit 170-171 and no higher) would not be significantly far apart, and therefore at certain schools they may be inclined to look down on you a bit (yes they don't "average" necessarily, but some cite a x+ point difference or stress that you should really have a good addendum).


Just a little note on this. Yea, it's probably credited a little. But my logic in taking the test a third time was if they were going to average, then at least a third, higher score would bring that up. Plus if I argued that a higher score is more indicative of my capabilities, then it would be a stronger argument if I could show I had tested at that score. With my 165/170/173, so far I am in at Duke, Gtown, and Cornell. (I probably could have gotten in with the second score or the average score, but at the least, it seems that the lowest score doesn't bother them.)




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