should i apply to safety school, my lsat was horrible

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john1990
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should i apply to safety school, my lsat was horrible

Postby john1990 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:37 pm

So i have a 3.28GPA with a very high upward trend (3.8 for the last 2 years)
my LSAT was a 158
My safety school going into the LSAT was catholic U because i want to practice in DC and my average on my last 10 preptests was a 164 (ouch). So i am 99% sure that i can score higher in october since i havent scored below a 160 on a preptest within my last 30 tests. I think on test day i was trying to do to much.

Anyway with a 3.28/158 i am right on the borderline at Catholic U. Should i apply now for early admission? When are those decisions made? If i am rejected and score a 16X in october, will my previous application hurt my new re-ap?

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Re: should i apply to safety school, my lsat was horrible

Postby Bronx Bum » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:47 pm

retake. That score is bottom of the barrel.

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Re: should i apply to safety school, my lsat was horrible

Postby am060459 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:53 pm

john1990 wrote:So i have a 3.28GPA with a very high upward trend (3.8 for the last 2 years)
my LSAT was a 158
My safety school going into the LSAT was catholic U because i want to practice in DC and my average on my last 10 preptests was a 164 (ouch). So i am 99% sure that i can score higher in october since i havent scored below a 160 on a preptest within my last 30 tests. I think on test day i was trying to do to much.

Anyway with a 3.28/158 i am right on the borderline at Catholic U. Should i apply now for early admission? When are those decisions made? If i am rejected and score a 16X in october, will my previous application hurt my new re-ap?



i wouldnt apply for early admissions. i would have everything ready so when scores come out you can send your applications ut the same day.

good luck!

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Re: should i apply to safety school, my lsat was horrible

Postby cinephile » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:25 pm

Your safety school should be one that you'd be happy to graduate from. If that's not true for the safety you've chosen, then why not wait and retake in October (which is still early)?

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Re: should i apply to safety school, my lsat was horrible

Postby gin » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:18 pm

cinephile wrote:Your safety school should be one that you'd be happy to graduate from. If that's not true for the safety you've chosen, then why not wait and retake in October (which is still early)?

This is correct. You have until the end of November (depends on school) to apply ED so you still have time to retake

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Re: should i apply to safety school, my lsat was horrible

Postby mrtoren » Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:31 pm

john1990 wrote:So i have a 3.28GPA with a very high upward trend (3.8 for the last 2 years)
my LSAT was a 158
My safety school going into the LSAT was catholic U because i want to practice in DC and my average on my last 10 preptests was a 164 (ouch). So i am 99% sure that i can score higher in october since i havent scored below a 160 on a preptest within my last 30 tests. I think on test day i was trying to do to much.

Anyway with a 3.28/158 i am right on the borderline at Catholic U. Should i apply now for early admission? When are those decisions made? If i am rejected and score a 16X in october, will my previous application hurt my new re-ap?

You'd probably get into Catholic, but with no money. Don't apply until the new score is in.




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