LSAT score duration?

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makthadon7
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LSAT score duration?

Postby makthadon7 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:44 pm

I know that LSAT scores are kept and reported within 5 years of taking the test. However, does it seem that waiting a long time to apply has any effect on admission? For instance, if I take the LSAT and am satisfied with my score, but want to pursue other things before going to law school, do you think waiting 3-4 years to apply would affect the way admissions looks at my score? I know that what I do in the meantime obviously weighs heavily, but I am just asking in terms of interpreting the actual numerical score itself.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot!

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tooswolle
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Re: LSAT score duration?

Postby tooswolle » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:51 pm

Not sure how it works. But I'm interested in the answer because it's what I'm currently doing. One thing to note is you won't get fee waivers in the next cycle from that LSAT as I've currently noticed.

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Re: LSAT score duration?

Postby lzyovrachievr » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:53 pm

They won't care about the score being old. It's not technically based on knowledge you would forget in those years, and it still works for USNWR.

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Re: LSAT score duration?

Postby schooner » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:59 pm

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makthadon7
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Re: LSAT score duration?

Postby makthadon7 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:24 pm

schooner wrote:Adcoms don't care about the score's age because it does not count at all towards a school's ranking. Schools just want a high score.


Great--thanks for the feedback. That is good news. I will be taking the LSAT in October, but am considering trying to work for a few years longer before going to Law School. I want to try and do a JD/MBA program and doubt I could get into the MBA side as easily as the JD side without significant work experience.

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Re: LSAT score duration?

Postby bp shinners » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:50 pm

Some schools might ask you to retake it if more than 3 years have elapsed since you took the exam.




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