Does HLS actually average LSAT scores?

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Does HLS actually average LSAT scores?

Postby wtrc » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:56 pm

So on the TLS page for Harvard it says that ones LSAT scores are averaged when evaluating an applicant. Info seems dated though.

Is this true? I was under a different impression, that highest is considered far stronger than anything else.

Pretty much I am averaging at or near the HLS median now, but if its really an average I need like a 179 :P

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Re: Does HLS actually average LSAT scores?

Postby 2014 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:36 pm

Probably not, but even if they do if you are below their median you would be well served to retake. The only time I'd hesitate to retake is if I were right at their median (172?).

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Re: Does HLS actually average LSAT scores?

Postby heythatslife » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:15 pm

I recall having seen a thread on the same topic a few weeks back.

To summarize previous discussions: HLS claims that it takes into consideration all LSAT scores belonging to an applicant. None of us is an HLS adcom, so nobody could definitively claim whether this is their actual practice or not. Anecdotal evidence varies, suggesting that retakes may or may not hurt an applicant's chance but SEEMS TO depend on the case for the most part.

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