Retake LSAT? 170 and 3.3 GPA

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Retake LSAT? 170 and 3.3 GPA

Postby lawyersofcatan » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:27 am

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Re: Retake LSAT? 170 and 3.3 GPA

Postby xyzzzzzzzz » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:45 am

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Re: Retake LSAT? 170 and 3.3 GPA

Postby Mike12188 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:47 am

I wish I could help you, but I'm pretty much in the same boat. I got a 171 and have a 3.28gpa. I was thinking about retaking because I know I could hit 173, I second guessed myself on a LG question and changed my answer as they were calling time to the wrong answer. I also was very nervous and only got 3/4 hours of sleep the night before. My worst fear is really botching the retake and ending up with a lower score. I think I'm just going to suck it up and ED to UVA in Sept, and hope for the best.

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Re: Retake LSAT? 170 and 3.3 GPA

Postby Mike12188 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:48 am

xyzzzzzzzz wrote:
lawyersofcatan wrote:I took the June 2010 LSAT and scored a 170. I believe I could do better. I was scoring around 174 on my PTs before the test. I think being nervous brought my score down. I would like a shot at a T15 school and I know my UGPA is holding me back. Do you think scoring say a 174 on another LSAT would increase my chances at acceptance enough to merit the risk and stress of taking the test again?

Thanks.


What range are you targeting? You will get into at least one t14 with a 170.


Yea, I would bet that Cornell will take you, and an ED to UVA in September will prob give you a good chance as well as ED Gtown PT

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Re: Retake LSAT? 170 and 3.3 GPA

Postby lawyersofcatan » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:14 am

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Re: Retake LSAT? 170 and 3.3 GPA

Postby xyzzzzzzzz » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:19 am

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Re: Retake LSAT? 170 and 3.3 GPA

Postby Lawquacious » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:39 am

Quote xyzzzzzzzz: "What range are you targeting? You will get into at least one t14 with a 170."


Not sure that I agree with this... I don't know that 170 is really a ticket into T14 anymore, especially with 3.3 GPA (maybe with 172/173).

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Re: Retake LSAT? 170 and 3.3 GPA

Postby TheTopBloke » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:01 am

No.

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Re: Retake LSAT? 170 and 3.3 GPA

Postby sundance95 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:04 am

xyzzzzzzzz wrote:
TheTopBloke wrote:No.


no what?


I'd guess, "No, don't retake," given the thread title.

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Re: Retake LSAT? 170 and 3.3 GPA

Postby Anaconda » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:07 am

I think you should stay with a 170. It's a great score and you'll get into at least one T-14. From a 174 to 170 isn't bad as all, but if you really want it, then study more and retake it. Just make sure you take the path you'll least regret.

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Re: Retake LSAT? 170 and 3.3 GPA

Postby mrperson » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:21 am

i'm in the same boat.

171, but a 3.25 ugpa in electrical engineering. aiming for a t14, but would be stoked with ucla.

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Re: Retake LSAT? 170 and 3.3 GPA

Postby theZeigs » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:30 am

mrperson wrote:i'm in the same boat.

171, but a 3.25 ugpa in electrical engineering. aiming for a t14, but would be stoked with ucla.


Me too, esp. if they threw some scholly money at me.

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Re: Retake LSAT? 170 and 3.3 GPA

Postby fenway » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:52 am

Apply ED UVA on Sept 1 when they start accepting apps--you'll hear back by Sept 15. Then, assuming you want to go as high as possible, apply Mich ED or Gtown ED if your gut tells you that's more realistic and/or the school suits you better geographically. You'll likely get deferred at the UVA and Mich, but you'd have a strong chance getting in once they've looked through regular cycle. Gtown I'd think you'd get in ED from the beginning. However, if you really think you can do better, I see no reason not to take it again in October. Don't be too down about the 170 though, it's a great score.

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Re: Retake LSAT? 170 and 3.3 GPA

Postby Anaconda » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:56 am

If anything, worry about improving that GPA, that's what's ultimately holding you back, you could always apply next year. By senior year though, there's only so much you can raise it. Otherwise you should definitely retake.

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Re: Retake LSAT? 170 and 3.3 GPA

Postby Patriot1208 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:02 am

Lawquacious wrote:Quote xyzzzzzzzz: "What range are you targeting? You will get into at least one t14 with a 170."


Not sure that I agree with this... I don't know that 170 is really a ticket into T14 anymore, especially with 3.3 GPA (maybe with 172/173).


Majority of people with his stats (or even worse gpas) got into a t14 last year with 170's. ED at UVA. Apply to Northwestern with your significant work experience. You'll get something around there more than likely.

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Re: Retake LSAT? 170 and 3.3 GPA

Postby Red Scare » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:08 am

You have a solid chance at UVA and NU because of your work experience. Pick one and apply ED. UVA has a really quick turn around, so if you apply early enough and get rejected you can always reapply to NU. But as far as the top 10 schools, you are pretty much locked out other than NU.

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Re: Retake LSAT? 170 and 3.3 GPA

Postby thatguyyouknow » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:19 am

You'll have a good shot at UVa if you apply ED. I got in ED with a 3.3 170, one year WE, and an upward grade trend in UG. I also didn't apply until late January so if you apply in september i think you'll have a good chance.

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