leslieknope wrote:Hey there!
I recently received an invitation to interview with a certain school of Ms. Buttenbaum's expertise that ordinarily does not accept the February LSAT barring natural disaster. I didn't indicate that I'd be retaking the LSAT in February on my application, partially because I applied prior to deciding to retake and then because I figured that there isn't a point in updating them, since they don't accept it. Should I expect a question about the LSAT retake in my interview? Or should I bring it up myself? For reference, my GPA is highly competitive for that school, but my current LSAT is a tad under their 25th percentile. As I'm notoriously awful at predicting my LSAT performance, I really can't say whether yesterday went well enough that I should expect a score increase or not- though I'm leaning towards not.
(also would you mind not quoting this/redacting the quote? The law school application process has made me so embarrassingly paranoid)
Generally speaking, the February LSAT is not recommended as the only test, but if an applicant takes the test, the folks in the admissions office would see the results. It is very hard for a school to ignore a new test; it automatically goes into your electronic record, so it is in there. It doesn't mean that they will re-read your file if you don't tell them, but it will be in your electronic record.
All schools have the ability to see if their applicants have registered for a future test, but not all schools will use that ability.
If you are not sure that your score will improve, it really won't matter. But It's not going to hurt to let them know that you took the test. You can tell them that you weren't sure if you were going to take it..