Retake for $$?

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kray
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Retake for $$?

Postby kray » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:55 pm

I scored a 171 on my first take for admissions this year. My PT average (timed, proctored, experimentals, etc.) was 176 -- I scored 176 on the four most recent LSATs in a timed environment.

Will retaking in June significantly impact my chances for $? If I got a 176 in June, could that really turn into more money?

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KMart
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Re: Retake for $$?

Postby KMart » Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:46 pm

Yes. The amount of the increase depends on how much you increase your scores. The short answer is yes.

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Re: Retake for $$?

Postby Mullens » Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:01 am

It really depends on the school. If you're already over the LSAT median or 75th percentile then you really aren't helping the school in any way and they have no incentive to give you more money.

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Re: Retake for $$?

Postby pamphleteer » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:08 am

Mullens wrote:It really depends on the school. If you're already over the LSAT median or 75th percentile then you really aren't helping the school in any way and they have no incentive to give you more money.


If you're in this situation you could always (diplomatically) threaten to withdraw and reapply to better schools next year which might get you a bump.

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Mack.Hambleton
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Re: Retake for $$?

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:10 am

if you have to ask, the answer is yes

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Re: Retake for $$?

Postby goldenflash19 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:16 am

Lot of variables obv, but it would help to know your GPA

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Re: Retake for $$?

Postby HeirCroc » Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:08 pm

I was just gonna make my own thread on this. There's three schools I'd def attend with a full ride, but maybe not with less than 2/3 tuition. I have 1/3 scholly's at two of the three and waiting to hear from the third. My LSAT is right at the median or 1 point above for these schools, so I only need an increase of 2 points to be at 75th or above it, though I'd be shooting for better of course. So my move would be to depo at all three schools and take June

edit: my numbers 166/3.3

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Re: Retake for $$?

Postby BigZuck » Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:34 pm

Worked for me

I say do it




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