Confused.... When to take LSAT?

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Confused.... When to take LSAT?

Postby jeremydc » Wed May 19, 2010 12:10 am

Basically been hitting 163-165 on the past 6 PTs I have taken.

I think I am graduating Fall 2011 and I think that 1Ls can only only start in the Fall.

1.If I take the test in Oct and get a good score, can I apply to law schools that early? Or would it be best to take it June 2011 being that it is closer to Fall 2012.

2.Also If I graduate Spring 2011 would it matter when I take the lsat?

3.Another Question can you be accepted before you grad without knowing the final semester grades.
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Re: Confused.... When to take LSAT?

Postby kalvano » Wed May 19, 2010 12:11 am

Mastering English first might be more beneficial.

On the off chance that I understand what you're asking, you can take it any time you wish. The score is good for 5 years, I believe.

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Re: Confused.... When to take LSAT?

Postby jeremydc » Wed May 19, 2010 12:12 am

I'm sorry, I just got done reading 100 pgs of the LR bible.

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Re: Confused.... When to take LSAT?

Postby kalvano » Wed May 19, 2010 12:14 am

Then you should be well-versed in the wordplay of the English language.

Take the LSAT whenever you feel comfortable.

You apply for Fall 2012 in Fall 2011.

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Re: Confused.... When to take LSAT?

Postby jeremydc » Wed May 19, 2010 12:17 am

Lol, thanks. Sorry, just exhausted.

So it wouldn't matter when I took the test just as long as its before the application date?

So if I graduate Spring 2011, I would still have to apply for Fall 2012?

Also how early can you apply?

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Re: Confused.... When to take LSAT?

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed May 19, 2010 12:21 am

jeremydc wrote:Basically been hitting 163-165 on the past 6 PTs I have taken.

I think I am graduating Fall 2011 and I think that 1Ls can only only start in the Fall.

1.If I take the test in Oct and get a good score, can I apply to law schools that early? Or would it be best to take it June 2011 being that it is closer to Fall 2012.
Applications for Fall of 2012 (the term for which you should be applying if graduating FA 2011) will be made available August or Sept of 2011, with the earliest applications typically being accepted in September 2011. That being said, it doesn't matter when you take the LSAT, as long as you take it before applying to law school, but not more than 5 years before you apply for law school. So, Oct 2010 and June 2011 are both good options.

2.Also If I graduate Spring 2011 would it matter when I take the lsat?
If that meant you would be attending law school starting FA 2011 instead of FA 2012, then you would need to take it before applying this Fall, the earliest test date you can register for now being the Oct 2010 LSAT.

3.Another Question can you be accepted before you grad without knowing the final semester grades.
Yes

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Re: Confused.... When to take LSAT?

Postby KingJames6 » Wed May 19, 2010 12:23 am

jeremydc wrote:Lol, thanks. Sorry, just exhausted.

So it wouldn't matter when I took the test just as long as its before the application date?

So if I graduate Spring 2011, I would still have to apply for Fall 2012?

Also how early can you apply?


If you plan to go right into law school, then that would be Fall 2011. Apply the fall before (this fall). You should be taking the LSAT by October 2010 to get your apps in.
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Re: Confused.... When to take LSAT?

Postby jeremydc » Wed May 19, 2010 12:25 am

Thank you very much for clearing that up. Now I can focus a bit more on my softs knowing that I can take the Test in January instead of October.

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Re: Confused.... When to take LSAT?

Postby kalvano » Wed May 19, 2010 12:31 am

Forget softs. Focus on the LSAT and your GPA.

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Re: Confused.... When to take LSAT?

Postby jeremydc » Wed May 19, 2010 12:32 am

Gpa wont be higher than a 3.3 for sure. I f'd in undergrad.

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Re: Confused.... When to take LSAT?

Postby kalvano » Wed May 19, 2010 12:34 am

Then focus on the LSAT. All the volunteer work in the world won't serve you as well as a 170+.

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Re: Confused.... When to take LSAT?

Postby jeremydc » Wed May 19, 2010 12:47 am

Ok will do.

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Re: Confused.... When to take LSAT?

Postby traehekat » Wed May 19, 2010 1:29 am

kalvano wrote:Then focus on the LSAT. All the volunteer work in the world won't serve you as well as a 170+.


Actually, I think every 5 hours of volunteer work is equivalent to 1 point on the LSAT.

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Re: Confused.... When to take LSAT?

Postby traehekat » Wed May 19, 2010 1:30 am

traehekat wrote:
kalvano wrote:Then focus on the LSAT. All the volunteer work in the world won't serve you as well as a 170+.


Actually, I think every 5 hours of volunteer work is equivalent to 1 point on the LSAT.


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Re: Confused.... When to take LSAT?

Postby kalvano » Wed May 19, 2010 9:02 am

traehekat wrote:
kalvano wrote:Then focus on the LSAT. All the volunteer work in the world won't serve you as well as a 170+.


Actually, I think every 5 hours of volunteer work is equivalent to 1 point on the LSAT.


I always heard it was 12 hours.




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