170 LSAT, should I retake just in case of waitlists?

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Life2good893
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170 LSAT, should I retake just in case of waitlists?

Postby Life2good893 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:48 pm

I got a 170 on my Dec LSAT. Thing is, I missed 12 questions total and 7 of them were in the reading comprehension section. That's the section I usually miss only 2-3 questions. Is it too risky to re-take in Feb? I just sent out all my apps today (T-14 minus Harvard and Yale, plus UCLA, USC, Vandy)

Does anyone know people who got waitlisted, scored higher on the LSAT in Feb, and then were accepted off the waitlist?

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Clemenceau
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Re: 170 LSAT, should I retake just in case of waitlists?

Postby Clemenceau » Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:57 pm

It can only help, I suppose.

Just some precautionary advice: I took the lsat three times, and underperformed on RC each time. I still did very well, but getting gameday RC to match PT RC just never happened for me. It's a hard section to improve.

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Re: 170 LSAT, should I retake just in case of waitlists?

Postby pylon » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:20 pm

georgetownhopeful893 wrote:Is it too risky to re-take in Feb?

If you think you can improve and have the time, I would retake. Worst case, you get a lower score - in that case the 170 will still be what schools use. No downside.

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Re: 170 LSAT, should I retake just in case of waitlists?

Postby Life2good893 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:34 pm

pylon wrote:
georgetownhopeful893 wrote:Is it too risky to re-take in Feb?

If you think you can improve and have the time, I would retake. Worst case, you get a lower score - in that case the 170 will still be what schools use. No downside.


But what about schools like Duke that still claim they average the scores?

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Re: 170 LSAT, should I retake just in case of waitlists?

Postby Clemenceau » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:36 pm

georgetownhopeful893 wrote:But what about schools like Duke that still claim they average the scores?


dey lie




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