Include Explanation for 4 Takes?

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Include Explanation for 4 Takes?

Postby whenseptemberends » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:29 pm


I have taken the LSAT three times (164,167,165) and will be retaking in December to attempt to score 170+

I am doing so because a) I am confident I can score higher, as I often do on practice tests and b) I know a higher score can result in improved admission chances and scholarship $.

My question: should I include an addendum with my application explaining my reasoning for four takes? I understand that this reasoning is likely very common, but I read a post elsewhere on here suggesting that after three or four takes, schools may begin to have questions about why you continue to retake.

I understand the idea that there is a lot of upside and little downside to retaking, but I want to ensure that I cover my bases and don't hurt my application by not addressing the number of retakes, if that's the best thing to do.

Thank you.


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Re: Include Explanation for 4 Takes?

Postby Rigo » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:05 am

I wouldn't.

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