What is the highest LSAT you would consider retaking?

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what is the highest LSAT you would retake?

180
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10%
179
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8%
178
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177
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2%
176
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3%
175
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2%
174
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173
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172
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15%
171
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30%
 
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jillbill
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What is the highest LSAT you would consider retaking?

Postby jillbill » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:30 am

Does it ever make sense to retake over a 170? if so when?

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Yeshia90
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Re: What is the highest LSAT you would consider retaking?

Postby Yeshia90 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:54 am

If I'd scored a 171 or lower, I was prepared to retake.

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Ernert
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Re: What is the highest LSAT you would consider retaking?

Postby Ernert » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:30 am

I'd say if you felt like you significantly underperformed your PT's/didn't prepare very thoroughly to begin with + feel like increasing your LSAT score could get you in better position to get into your target schools (i.e. going from 171=>174 would get you over every median whereas 174-177 seems less useful) then you should consider it.
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Re: What is the highest LSAT you would consider retaking?

Postby PDaddy » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:50 am

That should really depend on the goals of the individual and that invidual's confidence that he/she will improve his/her score enough to make a discernable difference in the profile (i.e., 5 points or more). That having been said, anyone good enough to get a 170 or higher should be smart enough and well-educated enough to improve other parts of his/her profile in a way that makes the profile more attractive. Retaking at that point seems a bit drastic.

I don't care who you are or what the rest of your profile looks like, a 170 should be good enough for any student to stand pat, shore up the rest of the profile (ex. essays, WE or community service) and put one's best foot forward.

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Re: What is the highest LSAT you would consider retaking?

Postby Rock-N-Roll » Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:18 am

PDaddy wrote:That should really depend on the goals of the individual and that invidual's confidence that he/she will improve his/her score enough to make a discernable difference in the profile (i.e., 5 points or more). That having been said, anyone good enough to get a 170 or higher should be smart enough and well-educated enough to improve other parts of his/her profile in a way that makes the profile more attractive. Retaking at that point seems a bit drastic.

I don't care who you are or what the rest of your profile looks like, a 170 should be good enough for any student to stand pat, shore up the rest of the profile (ex. essays, WE or community service) and put one's best foot forward.


Schools likely give applications a score which they calculate from GPA and the LSAT. The higher your LSAT, the higher your score would be.

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Re: What is the highest LSAT you would consider retaking?

Postby thecilent » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:16 am

I remember telling myself 171 and lower i would retake. Would have been tough to retake a 172, but prob would have

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Re: What is the highest LSAT you would consider retaking?

Postby thecilent » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:17 am

PDaddy wrote:I don't care who you are or what the rest of your profile looks like, a 170 should be good enough for any student to stand pat, shore up the rest of the profile (ex. essays, WE or community service) and put one's best foot forward.

You really are an idiot

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Re: What is the highest LSAT you would consider retaking?

Postby bgdddymtty » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:34 am

PDaddy wrote:I don't care who you are or what the rest of your profile looks like, a 170 should be good enough for any student to stand pat, shore up the rest of the profile (ex. essays, WE or community service) and put one's best foot forward.
This is absolutely awful analysis. Indefensible.

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Re: What is the highest LSAT you would consider retaking?

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:13 am

jillbill wrote:Does it ever make sense to retake over a 170? if so when?
Um, when the median of the school you're applying to is higher than that? Or when your GPA is low and you need to make up for it?

I'm happy with the school I've chosen, but I kind of wish I'd retaken my 171.

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Re: What is the highest LSAT you would consider retaking?

Postby minnbills » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:15 am

Depends on where you want to go to school and your PT range.

If you're gunning for the best school possible, basically nothing short of perfection.

If you want to go to the best school in your region, whatever LSAT will get you in with the kind of cash you want.

If youre range is something like 160-165, and you snag a 167 on the real thing, a retake may not pay off.

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Re: What is the highest LSAT you would consider retaking?

Postby kulshan » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:46 am

A friend of mine retook a 178...


...and got a 180. o.O

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Tiago Splitter
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Re: What is the highest LSAT you would consider retaking?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:13 pm

PSUdevon wrote:If I'd scored a 171 or lower, I was prepared to retake.

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Re: What is the highest LSAT you would consider retaking?

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:21 pm

Very subjective. Depends upon individual goals. Assuming that one's target schools are all within the top 6 ranked law schools, then a 174 should not call for a retake since a high GPA & a great application are needed anyway. (Based on my understanding that the highest law school median is a 173.)

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Re: What is the highest LSAT you would consider retaking?

Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:11 pm

I''m retaking a 168 and 169. I'm applying ED this cycle though, so if I get into the school I want, regardless of how low of a 17X it is, I won't retake. If I get a 17X and don't get into the school I want, on the other hand...

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Re: What is the highest LSAT you would consider retaking?

Postby Kabuo » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:17 pm

Retook a 172 because I was PTing significantly higher and got a 176. Would not do it again. It put my apps on hold, and with my low gpa, a 172 is 75th or better at any school I had a shot at anyway.




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