December Retake? applying this cycle

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alex24
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December Retake? applying this cycle

Postby alex24 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:51 pm

Hi,
I am applying this cycle. My first score was in the lower 160s and then I got a 168. My gpa is 3.77.

Should I retake this December even though some of my applications are already out? My exams are both about 5 points lower than my average PTs before them for various reasons including nerves and dumb mistakes.

I've been reading a couple of these threads and I'm starting to get really uncomfortable with my score. I'm hoping to get into a couple "lower" T-14s (with safeties in the 15-25ish range). Any advice is appreciated !
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Re: December Retake? 168/3.77 applying this cycle

Postby BigZuck » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:52 pm

alex24 wrote:Hi,
I am applying this cycle. My first score was in the lower 160s and then I got a 168.

Should I retake this December even though some of my applications are already out? My exams are both about 5 points lower than my average PTs before them for various reasons including nerves and dumb mistakes.

I've been reading a couple of these threads and I'm starting to get really uncomfortable with my score. I'm hoping to get into a couple "lower" T-14s (with safeties in the 15-25ish range). Any advice is appreciated !


Yes. Retake

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Re: December Retake? 168/3.77 applying this cycle

Postby alex24 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:56 pm

BigZuck wrote:
alex24 wrote:Hi,
I am applying this cycle. My first score was in the lower 160s and then I got a 168.

Should I retake this December even though some of my applications are already out? My exams are both about 5 points lower than my average PTs before them for various reasons including nerves and dumb mistakes.

I've been reading a couple of these threads and I'm starting to get really uncomfortable with my score. I'm hoping to get into a couple "lower" T-14s (with safeties in the 15-25ish range). Any advice is appreciated !


Yes. Retake


is that from a financial standpoint in terms of getting merit aid, or is it required to even be likely to get in anywhere? I saw that Michigan's new median is at a 168 which made me feel better but is that maybe falsely low?

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Re: December Retake? 168/3.77 applying this cycle

Postby BigZuck » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:40 am

alex24 wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
alex24 wrote:Hi,
I am applying this cycle. My first score was in the lower 160s and then I got a 168.

Should I retake this December even though some of my applications are already out? My exams are both about 5 points lower than my average PTs before them for various reasons including nerves and dumb mistakes.

I've been reading a couple of these threads and I'm starting to get really uncomfortable with my score. I'm hoping to get into a couple "lower" T-14s (with safeties in the 15-25ish range). Any advice is appreciated !


Yes. Retake


is that from a financial standpoint in terms of getting merit aid, or is it required to even be likely to get in anywhere? I saw that Michigan's new median is at a 168 which made me feel better but is that maybe falsely low?


Mixture of both. But predominantly the former. Debt sucks.

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Re: December Retake? applying this cycle

Postby midwest17 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:58 am

alex24 wrote:Hi,
I am applying this cycle. My first score was in the lower 160s and then I got a 168. My gpa is 3.77.

Should I retake this December even though some of my applications are already out? My exams are both about 5 points lower than my average PTs before them for various reasons including nerves and dumb mistakes.

I've been reading a couple of these threads and I'm starting to get really uncomfortable with my score. I'm hoping to get into a couple "lower" T-14s (with safeties in the 15-25ish range). Any advice is appreciated !


Make sure you're PTing in as realistic conditions as possible; it'll help with the nerves. Also, remember that some "dumb mistakes" are normal on the LSAT: it's a product of the time constraints and the pressure. Don't count on not having any.

But if you're PTing consistently higher in realistic conditions, definitely retake. It'll help with both admissions and scholarships.

alex24
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Re: December Retake? applying this cycle

Postby alex24 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:01 pm

I guess I'll apply with the score I have now and then let schools know that I'm retaking in Dec. Thanks for your help




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