Does mentioning you are retaking the LSAT help? (Waitlist)

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Does mentioning you are retaking the LSAT help? (Waitlist)

Postby TIKITEMBO » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:13 am

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Re: Does mentioning you are retaking the LSAT help? (Waitlist)

Postby thelawschoolproject » Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:08 am

If you have a date picked out for you to retake the LSAT, as best I know the schools won't give any decision on your file until the new score comes in. That is assuming however that you indicated on your application that you're retaking the LSAT.

If after submitting your application you've decided that you want to retake the LSAT, I'd notify the schools ASAP, but I still feel like they'd simply place your file to the side until the new score comes in.

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Re: Does mentioning you are retaking the LSAT help? (Waitlist)

Postby iowalum » Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:37 am

Stupid question - Do you need to do anything to let them know you are re-taking besides listing it on your LSAT dates? I listed my previous date/score and then Oct. 2011, will that be enough to get them to hold my app?

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Re: Does mentioning you are retaking the LSAT help? (Waitlist)

Postby mrtoren » Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:37 am

Like the poster above mentioned, law schools can see you have a test pending if you've already signed up. They will usually wait to make a decision..if for no other reason than the opportunity for you to boost their overall LSAT numbers. If its an October LSAT, don't even submit your apps until after.

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Re: Does mentioning you are retaking the LSAT help? (Waitlist)

Postby TIKITEMBO » Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:29 pm

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Re: Does mentioning you are retaking the LSAT help? (Waitlist)

Postby crumpetsandtea » Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:41 pm

TIKITEMBO wrote:Northwestern, Georgetown, Michigan, Berkeley, UVA, GWU. Those are the schools I'm most interested in and of course I know they are all pretty big dreams with a 165. I've checked LSN but there aren't too many cases to speak of obviously when we're talking LSAT below 25 percentile.

Okay, the problem with your non-LSAT #s/softs is that your GPA is actually either at or below the medians of all the T14s you just listed (IDK GWU's median) Here are their median #s:

M 3.75 169
V 3.86 170
B 3.79 167
N 3.8 170
G 3.71 170

As you can see, if you got a 165 you would be below BOTH medians which makes the chances of you gaining admission very slim (depending on your definition, you might not even be considered a splitter, which some say is above one median and below the other). Most schools don't put THAT much emphasis on extra softs. It's a numbers game. I'd suggest ED-ing if you get a 160-something, and then retaking...otherwise your cycle might be a little disappointing. Take into account that NU requires an on-campus interview completed before November 15th for their ED program. IDK about the others.

Where are you PT-ing, on average, right now?




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