pterodactyls wrote:I was wondering if you could expand a little about retaking the LSAT in February for the current cycle (after submission). On the google doc of compiled Q&A, it was stated that top 6 schools do likely consider February scores, even if they claim not to.
Per se someone takes December LSAT and scores in the 170-172 range, with a ~3.8 GPA. Goal of HYS or top 6. Submits applications by February 1st deadline, but considers taking February LSAT.
My question are,
1. Will law schools know that the student is registered for February? Will this affect the timeliness in which the application is reviewed (will the school wait until March to give that student a decision?).
2. If the student specifically submits his/her applications before registering for February, will the law schools still receive notification when that student registers?
3. Will this affect the student's chances of being admitted/waitlisted? So, if the school was considering admitting the student, will they now wait instead? And alternatively, if they would have denied the student, will they now wait?
I appreciate any advice you could give. Not planning to retake in February, just want to know what my options are. I'm pretty set on applying this cycle for personal reasons.
1. The schools will all have the ability
to find out that you are registered for a future test, but schools use this information in very different ways. For some, they may hold the decision until they get the test, for others, you have to tell them to hold your decision.
2. Schools will have the ability to see that you are registered as soon as (or soon after) you are registered. Some schools may run weekly reports to do this or they may run the report after registration deadlines.
3. They probably wouldn't hold an admit, but it totally depends on the school. If they know about the test (one way or another) they will likely hold the decision until after the Feb test is in (but this is also depending on if the school accepts the feb test).