LSAT Test Date Strategy

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buckythebadger
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LSAT Test Date Strategy

Postby buckythebadger » Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:24 am

First of all, I would just like to say this site is simply amazing with an endless amount of resources available.

I'm starting my junior yr in UG, so by next fall I will begin the process of applying to LS. I was curious as to when everyone decided to take the LSAT(current LS or undergrads). I've already begun my preliminary studying. I plan to have finished my study book by summers end and then take as many PT as possible. However, during the academic year, we all know how condensed our schedules can be. Preferably, I would like to take the test in June 2011 to allow a month of next summer for PT's. But if I don't score as planned, the next testing date isn't until September, right when applications are being accepted. Any advice from previous experience or what your current stratagies are?

Thanks,
Adam

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Na_Swatch
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Re: LSAT Test Date Strategy

Postby Na_Swatch » Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:27 am

Darn, i thought this would be some crazy plan to take the LSAT and have a romantic evening all in one...


Anyways a first take in June with a retake in Sept. is fine. Your application will still be considered early IF (and this requires commitment) you finish all your application stuff during the time you are waiting for your score. Just apply a day or two after you get your Sept. score and you'll be decently early.

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Bildungsroman
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Re: LSAT Test Date Strategy

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:37 am

Take it in June 2011 if you're planning on applying Fall 2011. If you score poorly, the September administration is early enough to allow you to take it and still get those apps in relatively early. Don't take it in February; the February administration is undisclosed, meaning they don't tell you what you got wrong and they don't release the test, which makes it difficult to see your weaknesses and prepare for a retake. Just make sure that, if you decide to retake in September, you have everything else for your apps ready to go when the scores are released so you can keep that early submission date.

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Re: LSAT Test Date Strategy

Postby acrossthelake » Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:32 am

I started prepping on/off for 6 weeks in total(but spread out over a longer period of time) from mid-July to September summer before my junior year. I liked it...gave me all of summer to prep and I had a lot of free time, and I was only 3 weeks into school when I took it. Gave me plenty of time to retake if I wanted to(didn't need to) and made junior year a lot less stressful cuz I was able to focus on schoolwork since the LSAT was out of the way.




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