3.68/170- retake?

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nuggetls
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3.68/170- retake?

Postby nuggetls » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:19 pm

Long time lurker coming out of the woodwork. I took the June LSAT in Asia and got my score yesterday- 170. My last 20 PT range was 172-177 with the exception of one 169. I've been out of school since 2012 and have had a fairly exciting nonprofit career overseas. I went to a good undergrad school and am interested only in PI. Dream school is NYU. Since it was an overseas exam I don't have any idea where I messed up, but I feel like I gave this last LSAT my all. So-- should I retake? If I do, how should I study, given that I've taken all the past PTs? If I do worse, will that reflect badly on me?

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Re: 3.68/170- retake?

Postby LawTweet » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:29 pm

I had literally identical stats to you and got in everywhere besides HYS including big money at lower T13.

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Re: 3.68/170- retake?

Postby Platopus » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:33 pm

LawTweet wrote:I had literally identical stats to you and got in everywhere besides HYS including big money at lower T13.


Doesn't matter.

OP you have nothing to lose by retaking. You scored below your PT average, and there is literally no downside to retaking. Even if you score lower on the retake, schools will only consider the 170. In the 170 range, those 2 extra points can make the world of difference. Like, you literally have to only get 2 more questions right. You are potentially leaving tens of thousand of dollars on the table by settling for the 170.

Chances w/ a 170
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Chances w/ a 172 (the lower end of your PT range)
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nuggetls
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Re: 3.68/170- retake?

Postby nuggetls » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:43 pm

Thank you!'ll go ahead and retake.

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Re: 3.68/170- retake?

Postby gwillygecko » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:49 pm

LawTweet wrote:I had literally identical stats to you and got in everywhere besides HYS including big money at lower T13.


Good for you. YMMV on this op.




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