Do they ever reschedule the LSAT due to inclement weather?

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Re: Do they ever reschedule the LSAT due to inclement weather?

Postby DannyBoy_07 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:06 pm

starstruck393 wrote:
DannyBoy_07 wrote:
schand wrote:Does anyone know the circumstance when the lsat was canceled before in their region, ie how much did it snow? It's supposed to snow 4-6 on Friday night and another 2-4 on Saturday in NJ.



schand, I am in Jersey too. I have a feeling this bad boy will be canceled. I already planned to stay in a hotel Friday night right by the center.


I was told my LSAC, they ABSOLUTELY schedule a retake, i.e. they don't screw you by making you wait until June. As someone mentioned above, it could be a blessing in disguise. More time to study (although I am ready), and less time to have to wait until your score (HUGE BONUS). BUT, my worry is, we will be taking a different LSAT. FEb isn't disclosed. I don't want to have some bullshit LSAT that was administered to 50 kids and all 50 of us kids get screwed by getting some makeshift bullshit backup LSAT and not even have it disclosed.

Also, the backup's curve will be interesting too.

I am really hoping to take it this Saturday, and get it over with.


The backup test wouldn't have its own curve, it's all grouped in the curve for the Feb takers


star how can you combine two different tests? that seems inherently unfair.

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Re: Do they ever reschedule the LSAT due to inclement weather?

Postby starstruck393 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:07 pm

goosey wrote:
DannyBoy_07 wrote:
schand wrote:Does anyone know the circumstance when the lsat was canceled before in their region, ie how much did it snow? It's supposed to snow 4-6 on Friday night and another 2-4 on Saturday in NJ.



schand, I am in Jersey too. I have a feeling this bad boy will be canceled. I already planned to stay in a hotel Friday night right by the center.


I was told my LSAC, they ABSOLUTELY schedule a retake, i.e. they don't screw you by making you wait until June. As someone mentioned above, it could be a blessing in disguise. More time to study (although I am ready), and less time to have to wait until your score (HUGE BONUS). BUT, my worry is, we will be taking a different LSAT. FEb isn't disclosed. I don't want to have some bullshit LSAT that was administered to 50 kids and all 50 of us kids get screwed by getting some makeshift bullshit backup LSAT and not even have it disclosed.

Also, the backup's curve will be interesting too.

I am really hoping to take it this Saturday, and get it over with.



wow I didnt realize that, but youre right. We would get a different lsat. crap.


It could be harder, it could be easier. I wouldn't worry about getting a different test, because you have no way of knowing how they'll really compare.

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Re: Do they ever reschedule the LSAT due to inclement weather?

Postby starstruck393 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:13 pm

DannyBoy_07 wrote:
starstruck393 wrote:
DannyBoy_07 wrote:
schand wrote:Does anyone know the circumstance when the lsat was canceled before in their region, ie how much did it snow? It's supposed to snow 4-6 on Friday night and another 2-4 on Saturday in NJ.



schand, I am in Jersey too. I have a feeling this bad boy will be canceled. I already planned to stay in a hotel Friday night right by the center.


I was told my LSAC, they ABSOLUTELY schedule a retake, i.e. they don't screw you by making you wait until June. As someone mentioned above, it could be a blessing in disguise. More time to study (although I am ready), and less time to have to wait until your score (HUGE BONUS). BUT, my worry is, we will be taking a different LSAT. FEb isn't disclosed. I don't want to have some bullshit LSAT that was administered to 50 kids and all 50 of us kids get screwed by getting some makeshift bullshit backup LSAT and not even have it disclosed.

Also, the backup's curve will be interesting too.

I am really hoping to take it this Saturday, and get it over with.


The backup test wouldn't have its own curve, it's all grouped in the curve for the Feb takers


star how can you combine two different tests? that seems inherently unfair.


First think about how unfair it would be to not combine them. What if half the test takers get less then 10 questions wrong? How would it be fair to spread people who would normally be in the top few percent of all test takers throughout the top 50%? I.e., how would you feel if a score that would normally be 170+ got you a 150, because your ridiculously small sample size was ridiculously smart?

Turning it, all LSAT's are supposed to be fairly equal. And there are multiple different tests for each administration. Reg takers get a different test from Sabbath observers from international takers from make up takers. All these questions have been vetted by LSAC, so they combine the data from all administrations, take into account the last few years, and come up with a curve that places each individual's performance relative to the test taking population as a whole.

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Re: Do they ever reschedule the LSAT due to inclement weather?

Postby keg411 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:16 pm

February is totally undisclosed anyway, so we won't know anything about the test. LSAC can give as many different tests as they want and no one will ever really know.

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Re: Do they ever reschedule the LSAT due to inclement weather?

Postby DannyBoy_07 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:32 pm

schand, I am in Jersey too. I have a feeling this bad boy will be canceled. I already planned to stay in a hotel Friday night right by the center.


I was told my LSAC, they ABSOLUTELY schedule a retake, i.e. they don't screw you by making you wait until June. As someone mentioned above, it could be a blessing in disguise. More time to study (although I am ready), and less time to have to wait until your score (HUGE BONUS). BUT, my worry is, we will be taking a different LSAT. FEb isn't disclosed. I don't want to have some bullshit LSAT that was administered to 50 kids and all 50 of us kids get screwed by getting some makeshift bullshit backup LSAT and not even have it disclosed.

Also, the backup's curve will be interesting too.

I am really hoping to take it this Saturday, and get it over with.[/quote]

The backup test wouldn't have its own curve, it's all grouped in the curve for the Feb takers[/quote]

star how can you combine two different tests? that seems inherently unfair.[/quote]

First think about how unfair it would be to not combine them. What if half the test takers get less then 10 questions wrong? How would it be fair to spread people who would normally be in the top few percent of all test takers throughout the top 50%? I.e., how would you feel if a score that would normally be 170+ got you a 150, because your ridiculously small sample size was ridiculously smart?

Turning it, all LSAT's are supposed to be fairly equal. And there are multiple different tests for each administration. Reg takers get a different test from Sabbath observers from international takers from make up takers. All these questions have been vetted by LSAC, so they combine the data from all administrations, take into account the last few years, and come up with a curve that places each individual's performance relative to the test taking population as a whole.[/quote]


excellent point

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Re: Do they ever reschedule the LSAT due to inclement weather?

Postby Membulldog » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:38 pm

National Weather Service says between 12 and 20 inches in the area. Add that to the 4 in. we have already, plus any freezing rain and we're gonna be screwed either way this goes.

Im staying at a hotel in College Park, MD Friday night (assuming that the metrorail between there and DC doesn't shut down), and even if I take the test on Saturday, I won't be able to get back down to DC that day.

What a shit show. I really hope this all works out for the best. If it's next Saturday, I may just cancel.

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Re: Do they ever reschedule the LSAT due to inclement weather?

Postby tigerlily215 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:53 pm

Of course i live in jersey too and i am soooo worried. I hope they do cancel it because of the weather. I was just watching the news and its supposed to snow like 24 inches here in sayreville.

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Re: Do they ever reschedule the LSAT due to inclement weather?

Postby Kohinoor » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:01 pm

I sent an email asking if they were canceling due to the forecasted two feet of snow and received a response suggesting that I put on my big girl panties.

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Re: Do they ever reschedule the LSAT due to inclement weather?

Postby DannyBoy_07 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:03 pm

Kohinoor wrote:I sent an email asking if they were canceling due to the forecasted two feet of snow and received a response suggesting that I put on my big girl panties.



would that be like granny panties?

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Re: Do they ever reschedule the LSAT due to inclement weather?

Postby Perjury » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:16 am

a couple drops of pee rolled down the side of my leg when i heard it was going to snow.

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Re: Do they ever reschedule the LSAT due to inclement weather?

Postby GentlemanJim » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:34 am

Dear God,

I know I haven't always been that attentive to you, but I've also never really asked you for anything. Well I am asking now. Please don't let the LSAT be cancelled on Saturday. I totally have all kinds of awesome stuff planned for next week, and if I find out I have to keep studying because of weather I might cry right here at work in front of everyone. So give me a hand up there, big guy. Appreciate it. I promise I'll start going to church more.

GJ

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Re: Do they ever reschedule the LSAT due to inclement weather?

Postby cgs230 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:43 am

LSAC said it's all about the proctor making it to the site, which is messed up. So if you're taking it in a remote area, or one that is hard to get to for whatever reason, and the proctor lives in that area, you could be in trouble.

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Re: Do they ever reschedule the LSAT due to inclement weather?

Postby DannyBoy_07 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:24 pm

cgs230 wrote:LSAC said it's all about the proctor making it to the site, which is messed up. So if you're taking it in a remote area, or one that is hard to get to for whatever reason, and the proctor lives in that area, you could be in trouble.


cgs, ah, I was told the same. I started to think about that. Proctor, singular, it isn't like one proctor administers the whole damn test at a test center.

So I called back, and asked my question, "what if some make it, some don't." I was rewarded with a cookie from LSAC for such a great question. Other than that, they had no answer for me.

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Re: Do they ever reschedule the LSAT due to inclement weather?

Postby mcubed2 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:24 pm

does anyone know how they notify us if the test is going to be postponed -- call or email?


i'm in dc and the snowfall prediction has increased since yesterday and the storm warming is now from 10am Friday through 10pm Saturday.

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Re: Do they ever reschedule the LSAT due to inclement weather?

Postby klussy » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:46 pm

I'm in the DC area as well, and if it snows like they say it will, I'm not going. It's not really fair to expect people to make it out in the middle of a snow storm. The roads in my neighborhood will definitely not be cleared, thus it will be impossible to make it.

yes it's inconvenient, but if LSAC has any sense of fairness they will reschedule for people affected by this.

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Re: Do they ever reschedule the LSAT due to inclement weather?

Postby chango » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:51 pm

as someone who lives in California, I've always wondered what they'd do if a major earthquake struck during the test.

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Re: Do they ever reschedule the LSAT due to inclement weather?

Postby sagirl27 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:18 pm

They wouldn't reschedule to President Days Weekend would they? It would at least be in two weeks :(

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Re: Do they ever reschedule the LSAT due to inclement weather?

Postby Membulldog » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:11 pm

Why is U of Maryland in College Park not canceled yet? Expected to get just as much snow as DC and Virginia. I wish I could know one way or the other so I could focus.

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Re: Do they ever reschedule the LSAT due to inclement weather?

Postby dreamscometrue » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:22 pm

Ok silly question here, but would appreciate a response. If the university you're testing at closes because of the snow, can the LSAT still be administered there?

Message to Snow: I loved you in high school, but please, it's time for you to go now.

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Re: Do they ever reschedule the LSAT due to inclement weather?

Postby GentlemanJim » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:32 pm

Still no DC cancellations. I have hope!

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Re: Do they ever reschedule the LSAT due to inclement weather?

Postby dreamscometrue » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:41 pm

GentlemanJim wrote:Still no DC cancellations. I have hope!


Catholic University is closed, along with College Park.

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Re: Do they ever reschedule the LSAT due to inclement weather?

Postby democrattotheend » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:01 pm

Membulldog wrote:Why is U of Maryland in College Park not canceled yet? Expected to get just as much snow as DC and Virginia. I wish I could know one way or the other so I could focus.


Apparently it was just canceled about 10 minutes ago. But AU, Georgetown, and UDC appear to still be open, though Catholic is closed.

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Re: Do they ever reschedule the LSAT due to inclement weather?

Postby 03121202698008 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:11 pm

BenJ wrote:They do, but the forecast for DC on Friday is only snow showers, not a blizzard.


I'm not sure of DC's forecast but we have a blizzard warning out for DE. It may in fact be a blizzard in DC.

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Re: Do they ever reschedule the LSAT due to inclement weather?

Postby mcubed2 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:09 pm

isn't it weird that only 1 of the 4 testing centers for DC is closed when they are all like within 2 miles of each other? this is stressing me out. ugh.

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Re: Do they ever reschedule the LSAT due to inclement weather?

Postby GentlemanJim » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:36 pm

democrattotheend wrote:
Membulldog wrote:Why is U of Maryland in College Park not canceled yet? Expected to get just as much snow as DC and Virginia. I wish I could know one way or the other so I could focus.


Apparently it was just canceled about 10 minutes ago. But AU, Georgetown, and UDC appear to still be open, though Catholic is closed.


Ha, I'd rather not take the test than take it at UDC. They fucking suck over there. Awful proctoring/test conditions.




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