Retake a 172?

ExpectLess
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Retake a 172?

Postby ExpectLess » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:22 pm

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dominkay
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Re: Retake a 172?

Postby dominkay » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:31 pm

Retaking a 172 is asking for trouble, especially if your PT average was only a point above that and you're looking at the tippity-top schools. I think you have more to lose than you have to gain in a retake situation.

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Re: Retake a 172?

Postby iwanta170 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:19 pm

NO!!!!! Do I have to come over there and smack some sense into you? Keep the damn score!

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Re: Retake a 172?

Postby NU_Jet55 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:25 pm

dominkay wrote:Retaking a 172 is asking for trouble, especially if your PT average was only a point above that and you're looking at the tippity-top schools. I think you have more to lose than you have to gain in a retake situation.


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Re: Retake a 172?

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:33 pm

You need more than a high LSAT to get HYS so the upside isn't great. You can potentially run into back luck and not improve on that 172, then the downside is great for those schools. I don't think the risk is worth it.

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Re: Retake a 172?

Postby Mirrored » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:42 pm

Too big of a risk.

Instead, focus more on your soft factors and crafting great admissions essays.

At your point, the soft factors are what is going to matter, so you really should do something to differentiate yourself in your applications. A 176 wouldn't make as much difference as something unique emphasized.

You are at the 99%. Playing with decimal points helps no one.

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Re: Retake a 172?

Postby Patriot1208 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:45 pm

Your getting into columbia, stanford is no more iffy now than it would have been with your pt average.

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Re: Retake a 172?

Postby ExpectLess » Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:13 pm

Thanks for the replies. I figured not retaking would be the rational thing to do as per the risk vs reward; it's just so tempting because I know I have the potential to do better. I just needed to thoroughly convince myself it was in my best interest not to retake, which you all have done. :)

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Re: Retake a 172?

Postby doublefocus4 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:07 am

I suggest you first send out your applications with your current score, and then retake in October. If you get a better score, you could then send your updated score to the schools you are targeting.

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Re: Retake a 172?

Postby BigA » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:12 am

doublefocus4 wrote:I suggest you first send out your applications with your current score, and then retake in October. If you get a better score, you could then send your updated score to the schools you are targeting.


School won't automatically see your re-take score? I never thought of this as an option.

edit: Nightrunner got in first. Why give advice if you don't know what you're talking about?

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Re: Retake a 172?

Postby BioEBear2010 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:22 am

As a poster above recommended, keep the score, assemble great LORd, write great essays, and apply eatly.

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Re: Retake a 172?

Postby Lawquacious » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:48 am

This is somewhat tangential, but can anyone verify or disconfirm that YHSC average LSATs. I thought at this point all these schools accept your highest even though they may look at your other scores.

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Re: Retake a 172?

Postby TheTopBloke » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:56 am

Geesh! For even asking this you should be outted and rejected at the T14.

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Re: Retake a 172?

Postby Na_Swatch » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:58 am

Lawquacious wrote:This is somewhat tangential, but can anyone verify or disconfirm that YHSC average LSATs. I thought at this point all these schools accept your highest even though they may look at your other scores.


In my opinion (from law school numbers and general application results), all schools other then YHS take your highest score.

YHS don't average LSATs, but they do weigh each of them.. so for example a 169, 173 would be more of a handicap in applying to YHS but have a very small effect for other schools.

For the purposes of reporting data, all schools report your highest LSAT.

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Re: Retake a 172?

Postby mst » Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:23 am

I feel like it wasn't more than a few weeks ago that the discussion landed on like 7 of the t14 averaging? Now it's 3? God, somebody just needs to make a good list and put it on the front page....




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