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Postby one_by_one » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:24 pm

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JamMasterJ
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Re: 171 -- retake?

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:26 pm

you're not getting into H or Y, and unless you have a really strong soft, you're not getting S either. A retake isn't going to hurt you at the other schools, and honestly, you probably still need a retake to have a strong chance at CLS.

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Re: 171 -- retake?

Postby CodyRuegger » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:35 pm

HYP will help but it's basically just a soft factor in law school admissions. Someone from a state school with higher numbers will still beat you out.

You're unfortunately below the 25th percentile for GPA at HYS so you'd need a 176 (75th percentile) to have a good shot at admission. It doesn't seem like your score is going to get much better, in fact you might have lucked out in that you didn't underperform at all on test day. I would set your sights on CCN - you may even want to ED one of them.

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Re: 171 -- retake?

Postby LargeNinCharge » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:47 pm

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Re: 171 -- retake?

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:03 pm

Retake.

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Re: 171 -- retake?

Postby emkay625 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:06 pm

Retake - but you need to be PTing in the 173-177 range first.

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Re: 171 -- retake?

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Re: 171 -- retake?

Postby zabava » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:33 pm

I'm in the same stupid boat!
Except I over-performed in June - I was PTing on average like 168-170, however I managed to get up to 176-177 sometimes.

However, just looking at the June stats, to get out of your bracket you'd have to get 175+
I dunno, is it really worth putting in so much effort to retake when you can still end up stuck with a mildly better score like 173?
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Re: 171 -- retake?

Postby RodneyBoonfield » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:42 pm

[quote="zabava"]I dunno, is it really worth putting in so much effort to retake when you can still end up stuck with a stupid score like 173?[/quote]

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Re: 171 -- retake?

Postby shock259 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:29 pm

Don't retake unless you start PTing at 175+.

I think there is a sort of plateau that most people hit. It obviously differs for each person, but you may just not be able to get past 172. And you shouldn't feel bad about it - that is a fantastic score.




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