Can I apply before taking LSAT?

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dill26
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Can I apply before taking LSAT?

Postby dill26 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:50 pm

I am taking the LSAT in October and am hoping to apply early to a few schools. However, if I do poorly in October and want to retake the test in December, can I still apply for the early decision and later on submit my LSAT score in December?

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Tiago Splitter
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Re: Can I apply before taking LSAT?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:39 am

Most schools require your file to be completed by the Early Decision deadline. Since ED cutoffs are usually December 15th or earlier, the December LSAT won't fly. Duke has a second round of ED where I believe they accept December scores, and Virginia lets you apply ED anytime in the cycle. But these schools are most certainly the exception.




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