Feb retake?

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pbutta123
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Feb retake?

Postby pbutta123 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:27 pm

I have a 3.5 (3.76) GPA 165/160 and applied to:
Fordham, BC, BU, Hastings, GW & UW.
I just got waitlisted today at Fordham, so i'm super scared that this precedent will be met by the rest.
Should I do the Feb LSAT if I can score 170+?
If I do, will that bring me off the waitlist at Fordham?

albanach
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Re: Feb retake?

Postby albanach » Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:53 pm

pbutta123 wrote:Should I do the Feb LSAT if I can score 170+?


If you can do a 170+ you should take the June LSAT so you have sufficient time to prepare and apply early next cycle.

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magicman554
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Re: Feb retake?

Postby magicman554 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:55 pm

February historically has the most generous curve. I'd say do it, but don't expect 170+.

CanadianWolf
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Re: Feb retake?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:03 pm

If you can score a 170+, then retake as soon as practical.

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Re: Feb retake?

Postby albanach » Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:33 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:If you can score a 170+, then retake as soon as practical.


With a 3.5 GPA, a 170 will be worth much less applying on 1st March than 1st August. You only have one more shot, so take your time with prep - don't sit your final test in haste.

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Re: Feb retake?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:36 pm

My understanding was that the OP had already applied to his/her targeted law schools & wanted advice as to whether or not retaking in February for a higher LSAT score would enable him/her to get off of the waitlist. So my answers to the OP's questions are: "yes" & "yes". Additionally a score of 170 or higher may also result in scholarship money for you.

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deakon10
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Re: Feb retake?

Postby deakon10 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:06 pm

You have a 3.7 gpa and 165 lsat and only got waitlisted at Fordham? jeez. that's median lsat and 75% gpa

pbutta123
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Re: Feb retake?

Postby pbutta123 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:07 pm

I know im just freakin out....
Imma wait until I get some more responses back from schools in January.I think you're right albanach; If the future looks grim I'll take my time studying until all I can think is in terms of LSATs & take the June 2011. Hopefully, one of them has mercy on my soul this cycle though.
Thanks for the responses TSLers!




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