Can a school revoke acceptance after a retake?

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BlueJeanBaby
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Can a school revoke acceptance after a retake?

Postby BlueJeanBaby » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:49 pm

If a school were to accept you in November, for example, and you decided to retake in February... could they revoke your acceptance? What if you lowered your score?

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Re: Can a school revoke acceptance after a retake?

Postby BlueJeanBaby » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:55 pm

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Re: Can a school revoke acceptance after a retake?

Postby nelaw2010 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:57 pm

Probably not. They would take the higher score. Did you score significantly lower?

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Re: Can a school revoke acceptance after a retake?

Postby MikeSpivey » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:59 pm

They could rescind your admission, technically. They would not unless you went up significantly, LSAC investigated and found reason to believe someone else took your second LSAT. There are many reasons an offer of admission can be rescinded, but I honestly can not imagine a scenario where a lower LSAT score would be one.

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Re: Can a school revoke acceptance after a retake?

Postby nelaw2010 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:02 pm

What Mike said.

If it looks like you may have cheated on your first test, then I think the LSAT people might do an investigation, or the school might want an explanation.

You might have to give an explanation if you went from a 170 to a 145.

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Re: Can a school revoke acceptance after a retake?

Postby BlueJeanBaby » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:03 pm

nelaw2010 wrote:Probably not. They would take the higher score. Did you score significantly lower?


This is mostly a hypothetical. I want to retake but fear very much that I will score lower. I also want to start law school next year (as I am not getting any younger and have been out of undergrad for years). I have a score that is competitive for the schools I am interested in, admissions wise, but thought I could maybe retake in February or June to see if I could leverage more scholarship money from any (if any) offers I get this cycle. I wanted to make sure that if I get accepted and decide to retake last minute, there isn't something I could do on the test to make it so they would rescind my offer. Thank you!

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Re: Can a school revoke acceptance after a retake?

Postby MikeSpivey » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:11 pm

I should also note it is winning gamble as there is really zero risk (unless as NElaw rightly stated you did cheat on your first LSAT and your scores drops so much you get investigated by misconduct and found guilty of cheating) and the upside is you could see a significant increase in scholarship money.

Keep the following in mind. There is that nice color chart that some great human on here has shared and updated on admission policies at a large number of ABA schools. On that chart there are is a column for what schools do with LSAT scores, i.e. take the high, average, holistic, etc. If you talk to every law school in the land worth any of these schools with an ounce of savvy will say they read files holistically. While I certainly do not speak for any law school and even more certainly do not speak for the former law schools I worked at, only the high LSAT score gets reported to ABA and thus U.S. News. So please feel free to interpret that however you would like as a general rule, 9but again not for any one law school).

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Re: Can a school revoke acceptance after a retake?

Postby Tom Joad » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:32 pm

BlueJeanBaby wrote:(as I am not getting any younger and have been out of undergrad for years).

You haven't lost the body though, babe. :wink:

I don't think they would rescind their acceptance for a lower score.




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