February LSAT & Scholarships

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clouded.memory
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February LSAT & Scholarships

Postby clouded.memory » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:43 pm

Hi all,

I was wondering if you all would be so nice as to give me some advice about my predicament? I took the LSAT in June and got a 162. I debated retaking in October or December to improve my score, but those plans (obviously) fell through. I've applied to most of the T-14 schools and have already been accepted to a few. However, I am (stupidly just now) starting to worry about COA. Could someone please advise me as to whether it is possible to get/increase scholly $ offers by retaking in February, and if that would be wise this late in the cycle, when I am still awaiting decisions from other schools (delayed consideration)?

Other pertinent info: 3.84 GPA, URM (AA), female

Thanks in advance!

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Re: February LSAT & Scholarships

Postby naillsat » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:44 pm

congrats on the acceptance into T14 with a 162!

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Re: February LSAT & Scholarships

Postby gaud » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:48 pm

I know that some schools will raise scholly $$$ amounts with retakes. Your best bet would be to ask the school directly (I assume different schools feel differently about this).

It may be a bad idea if you don't think you will perform better. If that's not something you're concerned with (say you were sick the first time around, or underperformed, etc.) then I don't believe there's much to lose. I'm no so sure on how it would matter in regards to "delayed consideration," but again, this is something you could discuss with the schools directly.

Good luck!

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Re: February LSAT & Scholarships

Postby clouded.memory » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:51 pm

gaud wrote:I'm no so sure on how it would matter in regards to "delayed consideration," but again, this is something you could discuss with the schools directly.

Good luck!

I guess I'm thinking about schools that I have not received decisions from yet, as they would hold off looking at my file until they receive my second LSAT score, yes? And if that were to happen, it could potentially put me at a disadvantage? Sorry if I was unclear.

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Re: February LSAT & Scholarships

Postby ams929 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:57 pm

clouded.memory wrote:
gaud wrote:I'm no so sure on how it would matter in regards to "delayed consideration," but again, this is something you could discuss with the schools directly.

Good luck!

I guess I'm thinking about schools that I have not received decisions from yet, as they would hold off looking at my file until they receive my second LSAT score, yes? And if that were to happen, it could potentially put me at a disadvantage? Sorry if I was unclear.


Hello. Feb retaker here hoping it will help me out later when it comes to being waitlisted (Apps are already out.) I've put a lot of thought into it, and applying so late because you're waiting for your Feb score does put you at a huge disadvantage if you're not going to see mindblowing improvement. By then, most classes are filled, and most scholarship money has been given away. At least that's my understanding. Hope it helps!

Oh--and, I emailed the schools I applied to in order to request that they review my file as is and not wait for my score. All were willing to do that. Just have to understand that any decision made before that February score is released would be final.
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Re: February LSAT & Scholarships

Postby gaud » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:59 pm

clouded.memory wrote:
gaud wrote:I'm no so sure on how it would matter in regards to "delayed consideration," but again, this is something you could discuss with the schools directly.

Good luck!

I guess I'm thinking about schools that I have not received decisions from yet, as they would hold off looking at my file until they receive my second LSAT score, yes? And if that were to happen, it could potentially put me at a disadvantage? Sorry if I was unclear.


No no, you weren't unclear.

While I'm not exactly sure, I would assume those schools may still render a decision on your file if they were going to accept you with your current score and then just wait for your next score to determine a scholarship amount. Maybe someone else can weigh in on this, but it makes sense (right? lol).

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Re: February LSAT & Scholarships

Postby illiniguy1551 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:02 pm

I'm doing something similar. I already sent out all my applications, and hope to have all of the decisions back by February when I take the LSAT for the third and last time. If I do worse, no harm done. If I do a point or two better, I will use this to negotiate schollys/get off waitlists I already have. If I do significantly better, I will reapply next year.

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Re: February LSAT & Scholarships

Postby ams929 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:04 pm

illiniguy1551 wrote:I'm doing something similar. I already sent out all my applications, and hope to have all of the decisions back by February when I take the LSAT for the third and last time. If I do worse, no harm done. If I do a point or two better, I will use this to negotiate schollys/get off waitlists I already have. If I do significantly better, I will reapply next year.


Yes. this. I am also going to withdraw from this cycle (and reapply next year) if I see a number I'm shooting for in Feb!

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Re: February LSAT & Scholarships

Postby clouded.memory » Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:54 pm

You've all been incredibly helpful. Thank you! And good luck to those of you taking the Feb LSAT- I'll probably be there with you, too!




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