Do LSAT scores ever expire?

japika
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Do LSAT scores ever expire?

Postby japika » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:18 pm

I know some/most schools average LSAT scores of individuals who took it more than once.

How long does it take before a bad LSAT score is no longer reported? I got a 146 when I took it October 2008, 30th percentile... I also didn't show for a second test...

LawPlz
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Re: Do LSAT scores ever expire?

Postby LawPlz » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:20 pm

5 years until they expire, I believe.

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RickyRoe
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Re: Do LSAT scores ever expire?

Postby RickyRoe » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:29 pm

Most schools DO NOT average scores. They did at one point, but not anymore. Unless you are looking at YHS (which I'm guessing your not) then you have nothing to worry about.

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Re: Do LSAT scores ever expire?

Postby lostjake » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:42 pm

RickyRoe wrote:Most schools DO NOT average scores. They did at one point, but not anymore. Unless you are looking at YHS (which I'm guessing your not) then you have nothing to worry about.


Unless you scored the same as someone else and they only took it once. Then you have something to worry about.

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Re: Do LSAT scores ever expire?

Postby HiLine » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:28 pm

RickyRoe wrote:Most schools DO NOT average scores. They did at one point, but not anymore. Unless you are looking at YHS (which I'm guessing your not) then you have nothing to worry about.


Columbia too I believe.

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Re: Do LSAT scores ever expire?

Postby r6_philly » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:16 pm

HiLine wrote:
RickyRoe wrote:Most schools DO NOT average scores. They did at one point, but not anymore. Unless you are looking at YHS (which I'm guessing your not) then you have nothing to worry about.


Columbia too I believe.


They say they consider the average but they can also choose not to consider it. I think if you score sufficiently high enough they will not average. (173-5+) It would make sense if they don't consider averaging it if it is higher than median.

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Re: Do LSAT scores ever expire?

Postby bp colin » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:27 pm

It's more than just the top few that average. We had an article on our Blueprint LSAT blog about it a while ago:

http://moststronglysupported.com/loathi ... at-scores/

Check the individual schools if you're really concerned about it. What I've heard form admissions officers again and again (and what's been said here) is the bigger the jump, the more likely they are to give most/all weight to the higher score, if you're dealing with a school that says they "might" average.

As for scores expiring, it's 5 years with LSAC, but there are some exceptions school-by-school. I think Cornell is the only one in the T-14 that does less (4 years is the oldest they take), and UVA will take a 10 year-old score if you pay some special fee, last I checked.




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