Will an Absent on LSAT hurt admissions?

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coldshoulder
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Will an Absent on LSAT hurt admissions?

Postby coldshoulder » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:15 pm

I realized I was no where near prepared enough for the December 2010 LSAT, having only studied for a week...So I took an absent.
I'm taking the test in June, if I get a good score will the absent negatively impact me? Do I need to write an addendum for it?

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Re: Will an Absent on LSAT hurt admissions?

Postby Perplexed Penguin » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:20 pm

I had an absent and cancellation. I had a very good excuse for the absence and just bombed on my first take. I have gotten into every school I expected to get into this cycle (with the exception of BC who I thought would at least waitlist me) and I didn't bother writing an addendum for either test. Don't worry about it and do well in June.

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Re: Will an Absent on LSAT hurt admissions?

Postby Keeper1125 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:22 pm

I didn't write an addendum for an absence and my cycle has gone fine (in at HLS, Columbia, etc.). I'd feel more compelled to write one for a cancellation, but I think schools mostly treat an absence as a non-entity.

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Re: Will an Absent on LSAT hurt admissions?

Postby 99.9luft » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:24 pm

coldshoulder wrote:I realized I was no where near prepared enough for the December 2010 LSAT, having only studied for a week...So I took an absent.
I'm taking the test in June, if I get a good score will the absent negatively impact me? Do I need to write an addendum for it?


no and no

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Re: Will an Absent on LSAT hurt admissions?

Postby LockBox » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:47 pm

Does an absence count towards the max allotted LSATs in two years (3 I think it is)? In other words, f you are absent, can you only take the LSAT twice more in two years?

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Re: Will an Absent on LSAT hurt admissions?

Postby 99.9luft » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:52 pm

LockBox wrote:Does an absence count towards the max allotted LSATs in two years (3 I think it is)? In other words, f you are absent, can you only take the LSAT twice more in two years?


no




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