Should I apply this year?

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chch01
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Should I apply this year?

Postby chch01 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:59 pm

Hello all,

I am an undergrad (finished in 3 years, not 4) who is planning to apply for LS. I took my October test and didn't do well. I got in the low 150s-a complete shock to me, as I was scoring well into the high 160s on PTs. I am rethinking about taking in December, but at that point, it's really do or die, it seems. So my question is this:

1) Should I take a year off and make a solid application, do internships, get a job or something. Maybe even stay in school until LS?

2) Apply to a school I can get into then transfer?

I am certain that by December I won't get gain enough confidence to ENSURE a score I'd be happy with. But I'm also not interested in going to most schools willing to accept my score; I'm not interested in biglaw, but was looking to get into top 20. What do you all think? If you need further info, please feel free to ask. Thanks

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rinkrat19
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Re: Should I apply this year?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:10 pm

Never go to a school planning to transfer. Don't go to a school from which you would not be happy graduating.

I think a year of working and studying is really the best option for you. Aim for the June test, and you'll still have October if you need another re-take. You won't even be a year behind, age-wise!

chch01
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Re: Should I apply this year?

Postby chch01 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:01 pm

Thanks!

Anyone else? I've been leaning more to taking the one year off. I'm not confident that I can find do well enough by this December, especially with the things I've got going on now, in order to get a score I'm happy with. But what do you guys think would be the best utilization of that time? Getting an internship, a job, a masters degree (30 credits in my school, could finish it in one year)?




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