Applying to Schools Now and Retaking the LSAT Question

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mikey101
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Applying to Schools Now and Retaking the LSAT Question

Postby mikey101 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:22 pm

Okay so this answer probably exists on TLS but I couldn't find it. I got my Oct LSAT back and it was a disappointing 167 (I have a 3.8 and pretty good softs). I've adjusted my schools to Georgetown, Cornell, Duke, Penn, UVA, Northwestern, UCLA, USC, BU, BC and GW. I know there are a lot of reaches in there (I attend one of them now which may help a bit) but I figure one may bite (and I did get a surprising number of waivers).

If I choose to retake in December (my PT median was 171 so it may be worth it) and indicate that on my application will schools hold my app until they receive it or will they consider it with the 167 and then relook at it after receiving my Dec score if they didn't already admit me? I ask because for a school like Cornell or even Georgetown, i have a shot as it stands now without the retake.

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fugitivejammer
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Re: Applying to Schools Now and Retaking the LSAT Question

Postby fugitivejammer » Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:26 pm

mikey101 wrote:Okay so this answer probably exists on TLS but I couldn't find it. I got my Oct LSAT back and it was a disappointing 167 (I have a 3.8 and pretty good softs). I've adjusted my schools to Georgetown, Cornell, Duke, Penn, UVA, Northwestern, UCLA, USC, BU, BC and GW. I know there are a lot of reaches in there (I attend one of them now which may help a bit) but I figure one may bite (and I did get a surprising number of waivers).

If I choose to retake in December (my PT median was 171 so it may be worth it) and indicate that on my application will schools hold my app until they receive it or will they consider it with the 167 and then relook at it after receiving my Dec score if they didn't already admit me? I ask because for a school like Cornell or even Georgetown, i have a shot as it stands now without the retake.



they'll hold it - just give em a heads up on the incoming score.

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AreJay711
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Re: Applying to Schools Now and Retaking the LSAT Question

Postby AreJay711 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:27 am

Im pretty much in the exact same boat as you -- PT 172, Oct. 168 bc i missed 9 on LG. If i don't hear back from my ED school with an admit I'm re-taking in Feb to either move me off the waitlist or re-apply next cycle. That way you can pretty much go ahead with your apps this cycle and not have to have schools hold them.

I was stupid and rushed to send my apps in before getting fee waivers.




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