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Retake with 174?

Postby nomanor » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:23 am

Hi y'all,
My past tests had almost all been in the range of 178-180, but unfortunately a few careless errors and the rough curve of this LSAT dropped me to a 174. Is it worth retaking, and what schools would you say are currently in range with a 3.83 GPA? Thanks.

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Re: Retake with 174?

Postby cavalier1138 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:26 am

No real point in retaking. You have as good a chance as you can have at HYS, and you're in everywhere else.

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Re: Retake with 174?

Postby Pneumonia » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:32 am

nomanor wrote:Hi y'all,
My past tests had almost all been in the range of 178-180, but unfortunately a few careless errors and the rough curve of this LSAT dropped me to a 174. Is it worth retaking, and what schools would you say are currently in range with a 3.83 GPA? Thanks.

What was the average of your 10 most recent PTs, and which PTs were they (not including June)? If it's 177 or below, then no way. If it's 178 maybe. If it's 179 or above, then sure.

In five years of TLS I can remember a dozen or so posters who had a 172 or better and retook (I think 175 being the highest). None of them did better. A few of them did much worse (160s).

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Re: Retake with 174?

Postby nomanor » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:08 pm

The average of my 10 most recent past tests was probably 179.5 or so; the last few had been 180s. None of my past 20 or so past tests had dipped below 178.

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Re: Retake with 174?

Postby Pneumonia » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:13 pm

nomanor wrote:The average of my 10 most recent past tests was probably 179.5 or so; the last few had been 180s. None of my past 20 or so past tests had dipped below 178.

Then by all means, retake.

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Re: Retake with 174?

Postby The Speed of Love » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:27 pm

nomanor wrote:Hi y'all,
My past tests had almost all been in the range of 178-180, but unfortunately a few careless errors and the rough curve of this LSAT dropped me to a 174. Is it worth retaking, and what schools would you say are currently in range with a 3.83 GPA? Thanks.


FWIW I am pretty much identical statwise and probably not going to retake. My PT range wasn't as stellar, but I'm inclined to agree with cavalier. Retaking would be more about proving to myself that I can match my PTs than affecting my admission chances.



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