The Official February 2010 Waiting Thread

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Re: The Official February 2010 Waiting Thread

Postby goosey » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:15 pm

uganik wrote:Could you be more specific?


re: curve being determined by first 3 sections only. lsac is pretty clear that its determined by how people have done relative to you for the past 8 administrations, considering there is no way to calculate a score for only 2 sections (one of the first 3 is exp) how can the curve be determined by the first 3 sections? makes no sense

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Re: The Official February 2010 Waiting Thread

Postby jdhopeful2010 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:16 pm

Hey! new poster but FREAKIN' OUT! Just got an email saying my file is in review (as of the 23rd)...wondering if my new score will be able to impact a decision or if its too late?!?!?! :cry:

Almost 100% positive I've done better than December so was HOPING to have my new score taken into consideration

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!!!

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Re: The Official February 2010 Waiting Thread

Postby evergirl23 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:18 pm

jdhopeful2010 wrote:Hey! new poster but FREAKIN' OUT! Just got an email saying my file is in review (as of the 23rd)...wondering if my new score will be able to impact a decision or if its too late?!?!?! :cry:

Almost 100% positive I've done better than December so was HOPING to have my new score taken into consideration

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!!!



Did you ask the school to put a hold on your application pending your Feb. score? If not, they may complete the review prior to receiving your score, especially if they request paper reports. If you really want your February score considered, call or email the school to place a hold on your app.

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Re: The Official February 2010 Waiting Thread

Postby HDAU » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:21 pm

jdhopeful2010 wrote:Hey! new poster but FREAKIN' OUT! Just got an email saying my file is in review (as of the 23rd)...wondering if my new score will be able to impact a decision or if its too late?!?!?! :cry:

Almost 100% positive I've done better than December so was HOPING to have my new score taken into consideration

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!!!


Did you tell the school that you were taking again in February? In most cases they will wait to review it until they have your final score. As long as you don't get dinged by the school you should be fine. Just give them a call or shoot them an email telling them when your new score is available.

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Re: The Official February 2010 Waiting Thread

Postby jdhopeful2010 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:23 pm

ARRRRGGGG!!! I totally didn't, but thanks so much for the reply. I guess I should try to do that. I'd be pretty bummed if my scky Dec score was the only one they got LOL

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Re: The Official February 2010 Waiting Thread

Postby Cognoscenti » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:30 pm

thegor1987 wrote:I read on another post somewhere that the Feb. test is going to have a new curve. I.e. it changes every three years and this is the dec. 09 test was the last one with the same curve. SO in the past three years a 160 was 81%ile, whatever the number of correct responses would correspond to a 160 it would be a 81% nonetheless.

Anyone else heard of this or can provide further verification?


What? I don't get this... Or how it would affect our scores?

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Re: The Official February 2010 Waiting Thread

Postby msesquire2b » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:33 pm

Cognoscenti wrote:
thegor1987 wrote:I read on another post somewhere that the Feb. test is going to have a new curve. I.e. it changes every three years and this is the dec. 09 test was the last one with the same curve. SO in the past three years a 160 was 81%ile, whatever the number of correct responses would correspond to a 160 it would be a 81% nonetheless.

Anyone else heard of this or can provide further verification?


What? I don't get this... Or how it would affect our scores?


I don't understand this either... is that good or bad for us?

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Re: The Official February 2010 Waiting Thread

Postby jdhopeful2010 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:35 pm

I suppose I shoud be more clear, I indicated on the app that I was retaking, but didn't do anything else. I JUST got the email so I replied and asked if it was possible to hold th review (hopefully scores are out by Friday) ***fingers crossed***

Due to the fact that I have been incessantly checking the LSAC site and these forums, I'm pretty sure my roommates, classmates, co-workers and family want my scores as much as I do...

....and I'm sure many of your peers share their sentiments...they don't understand!!!! :evil:

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Re: The Official February 2010 Waiting Thread

Postby msesquire2b » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:39 pm

jdhopeful2010 wrote:I suppose I shoud be more clear, I indicated on the app that I was retaking, but didn't do anything else. I JUST got the email so I replied and asked if it was possible to hold th review (hopefully scores are out by Friday) ***fingers crossed***

Due to the fact that I have been incessantly checking the LSAC site and these forums, I'm pretty sure my roommates, classmates, co-workers and family want my scores as much as I do...

....and I'm sure many of your peers share their sentiments...they don't understand!!!! :evil:



I retook in February too, and indicated on every completed application that I did. All of my applications are showing complete, but no activity because I believe they are waiting on the new score.

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Re: The Official February 2010 Waiting Thread

Postby goosey » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:44 pm

how do schools find out you are retaking?

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Re: The Official February 2010 Waiting Thread

Postby jks289 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:50 pm

goosey wrote:how do schools find out you are retaking?


They don't unless you tell them. But they will get the new score regardless.

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Re: The Official February 2010 Waiting Thread

Postby Cognoscenti » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:56 pm

jks289 wrote:
goosey wrote:how do schools find out you are retaking?


They don't unless you tell them. But they will get the new score regardless.


Not true. They know once you're registered.
I only told a few schools I was retaking in Feb. One school, which I had not informed, told me they were waiting for my February score when I asked them why, after 10 weeks being complete, my app tracker changed to incomplete.
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Re: The Official February 2010 Waiting Thread

Postby jdhopeful2010 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:57 pm

most of the apps I filled out asked for your score and then any future tests you were registered for....I read somewhere that you should try to attach an addendum that reads something like "I will be taking the February LSAT" BUT of all the schools I applied to this is the only one that says my file is ready for review....and its my most recent submission.

Waiting sucks bonkey...just gimme my score.

I think its about time to start posting pictures of old ladies answering phones

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Re: The Official February 2010 Waiting Thread

Postby jks289 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:02 pm

Cognoscenti wrote:
jks289 wrote:
goosey wrote:how do schools find out you are retaking?


They don't unless you tell them. But they will get the new score regardless.


Not true. They know once you're registered.
I only told a few schools I was retaking in Feb. One school, which I had not informed, told me they were waiting for my February score when I asked them why, after 10 weeks being complete, my app tracker changed to incomplete.


I wrote a school to tell them I was taking Feb and they emailed me thanking me for telling them and saying they would put a hold on my application. Definitely didn't know I had registered. I think the difference is if you have registered for a future test BEFORE submitting the apps. If you have they see the next reg date. But if you submit and then sign up for the LSAT, i don't think LSAC updates the files.

ETA I can't find the thread but someone called LSAC and they confirmed this.

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Re: The Official February 2010 Waiting Thread

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:04 pm

Tomorrow is going to suck
... hm Friday will probably suck worse.

Can you imagine how many times that status check link will be clicked tomorrow all across the country if they don't send out our scores till Monday? I imagine I will check it every 15 minutes for about 8 hours.

If the LSAC people care at all about our sanity, they must release our scores on Friday!!
(I hate that I just stated that in a conditional. ew)

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Re: The Official February 2010 Waiting Thread

Postby cardnal124 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:13 pm

s0ph1e2007 wrote:Tomorrow is going to suck
... hm Friday will probably suck worse.

Can you imagine how many times that status check link will be clicked tomorrow all across the country if they don't send out our scores till Monday? I imagine I will check it every 15 minutes for about 8 hours.

If the LSAC people care at all about our sanity, they must release our scores on Friday!!
(I hate that I just stated that in a conditional. ew)


Or even better, in the next 5 minutes...

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Re: The Official February 2010 Waiting Thread

Postby goosey » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:15 pm

cardnal124 wrote:
s0ph1e2007 wrote:Tomorrow is going to suck
... hm Friday will probably suck worse.

Can you imagine how many times that status check link will be clicked tomorrow all across the country if they don't send out our scores till Monday? I imagine I will check it every 15 minutes for about 8 hours.

If the LSAC people care at all about our sanity, they must release our scores on Friday!!
(I hate that I just stated that in a conditional. ew)


Or even better, in the next 5 minutes...



i like the way you think :mrgreen:

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Re: The Official February 2010 Waiting Thread

Postby uganik » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:17 pm

goosey wrote:
uganik wrote:Could you be more specific?


re: curve being determined by first 3 sections only. lsac is pretty clear that its determined by how people have done relative to you for the past 8 administrations, considering there is no way to calculate a score for only 2 sections (one of the first 3 is exp) how can the curve be determined by the first 3 sections? makes no sense


It is my understanding that each LSAT consists of a collection of previously administered experimental sections, and that the curve of each test is based on the average performance of test takers on these sections combined over the course of a few separate administrations. Most, if not all, experimental sections are presented within the first three sections of the test.

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Re: The Official February 2010 Waiting Thread

Postby goosey » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:19 pm

uganik wrote:
goosey wrote:
uganik wrote:Could you be more specific?


re: curve being determined by first 3 sections only. lsac is pretty clear that its determined by how people have done relative to you for the past 8 administrations, considering there is no way to calculate a score for only 2 sections (one of the first 3 is exp) how can the curve be determined by the first 3 sections? makes no sense


It is my understanding that each LSAT consists of a collection of previously administered experimental sections, and that the curve of each test is based on the average performance of test takers on these sections combined over the course of a few separate administrations. Most, if not all, experimental sections are presented within the first three sections of the test.



not to be harsh, but that understanding is entirely incorrect.

question difficulty is what the experimental sections determine--so that when they make a section, its not 25 super easy questions. The curve is determined by how people performed on the ENTIRE test over the course of 8 administrations

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Re: The Official February 2010 Waiting Thread

Postby uganik » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:24 pm

So you are saying that the sections are not presented with the same 25 or so questions, as they were previously when they were experimental?

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Re: The Official February 2010 Waiting Thread

Postby Mr. Matlock » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:27 pm

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Re: The Official February 2010 Waiting Thread

Postby jks289 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:31 pm

Mr. Matlock wrote:My god I'm bored. I just went back to the 2009 thread equivalent of this one.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=59977&start=600

As I suspected, we're lagging WAY behind.


That's because the worst cycle in the history of law school applications has stamped out our will to live, much less care about the release date...

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Re: The Official February 2010 Waiting Thread

Postby Whitnage » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:34 pm

badpixie wrote:
Farfan1 wrote:Scores will be released tomorrow.


That would make me very happy. I am concerned about the snow storm that is expected in the northeast Thursday into Friday, and whether that could mean LSAC is closed on Friday, delaying scores until Monday. I'm not sure how much they are expecting in that area of PA, but they are calling for up to a foot or more in parts of NJ by Friday.


here's a link for the winter weather warning now in effect for Newton, PA:

http://www.weather.com/weather/alerts/l ... I&etn=0006

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Re: The Official February 2010 Waiting Thread

Postby cardnal124 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:35 pm

TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS RANGING FROM 12 TO 16 INCHES ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. THIS IS THE TIME WHEN THE STORM WILL BE AT ITS STRONGEST AS WELL, WHICH WILL LEAD TO STRONG WINDS UP TO 30 MPH. THESE STRONG WINDS WILL LIKELY LEAD TO BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW, AS WELL AS SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.

... fuck

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Re: The Official February 2010 Waiting Thread

Postby Thirteen » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:37 pm

cardnal124 wrote:TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS RANGING FROM 12 TO 16 INCHES ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. THIS IS THE TIME WHEN THE STORM WILL BE AT ITS STRONGEST AS WELL, WHICH WILL LEAD TO STRONG WINDS UP TO 30 MPH. THESE STRONG WINDS WILL LIKELY LEAD TO BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW, AS WELL AS SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.

... fuck


We'll still get scores tomorrow. Glass half full.




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