Absent from LSAT -- on my record?

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boalthopeful
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Absent from LSAT -- on my record?

Postby boalthopeful » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:04 pm

Hi all, I was absent from the LSAT last year (didn't withdraw in time either, last minute decision) -- will this negatively impact my record? It appears on my LSAC account and I'm wondering whether admissions councils look at this

Curious1
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Re: Absent from LSAT -- on my record?

Postby Curious1 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:07 pm

Yes.

bp shinners
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Re: Absent from LSAT -- on my record?

Postby bp shinners » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:58 pm

Curious1 wrote:Yes.


Yes, they'll look at it. It probably won't affect your chances that much, if at all. Were you absent because you weren't prepped, or was there an issue that came up?

senorhosh
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Re: Absent from LSAT -- on my record?

Postby senorhosh » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:20 pm

They look at it but I hear 1 absence isn't too bad (maybe even negligible), especially with LSAC's new policy of changing their withdrawal date to an earlier time.

Curious1
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Re: Absent from LSAT -- on my record?

Postby Curious1 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:36 pm

Remember you can always say in an addendum that you got ridiculously sick on the morning of test day and couldn't make it out your door.

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Re: Absent from LSAT -- on my record?

Postby Perplexed Penguin » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:42 pm

I had an absent and a cancellation on my record. I had a 168 and got into every school except one that I expected to get into and did not write an addendum.

Don't worry about it.




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