Brittany2012 wrote:First of all, would it change anything if I told you I went to a t25?
Maybe a little, but I still would recommend against the addendum.
I agree, to a certain extent, with everything you say. However, the LSAT addendum isn't to say that the LSAT might not be an accurate representation of your abilities because prior tests weren't 1:1 indicators. The addendum should show that standardized tests are absolutely not even close to predicting your abilities academically.
Scoring at the 75% on the SAT, even if below the school's 25%, really doesn't make me shake my head and lament, "There's no WAY this girl would ever be in the top 10% of her class at a top 25 school!" That's really what you need an adcomm to think before an LSAT addendum is a good idea. That's especially the case if you have a score in the 160s - that's just not a low enough score for me to think an addendum is justified.
Because of all that, if I'm an adcomm, I'm going to read your addendum and think that you're making excuses for a score with which you aren't happy. I'm not going to decrease the import I put on the LSAT in your case; rather, I'm going to scrap the addendum and have a negative impression of you out of the gate.