Just took third LSAT, not sure if I should cancel or not.

JonB1480
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Just took third LSAT, not sure if I should cancel or not.

Postby JonB1480 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:18 pm

So here's my situation. I took the LSAT in December of '09, got a 146 with no prep. I took it again in February with slightly more prep and got a 151. I applied to four schools all at their deadlines (financial reasons), got rejected from Univ of Colorado, got waitlisted for Univ of Kansas, Denver Sturm, and Willamette for the entire summer and got denied by all three the week before fall '10 classes. I wrote a great personal statement detailing a tumultuous childhood where my aunt took her life causing my parents to get divorced when I was 9 and basically not giving a shit about life until several years ago. I dealt with racism in a predominately white school, and battled depression my first several years of College. My G.P.A. first year was a 1.9 but I raised it every year to eventually a 3.6 my last year for a cumulative of 2.74. Undergrad at Univ of Colorado.

So here's where I stand. I took the LSAT today and don't feel like I did great on the first reading comp section (anywhere from 10-15 right) but otherwise I think the game section went very well (probably 18-22 right) and the two logical reasoning sections were ok (maybe 14-20). I feel like applying early will definitely bolster my chances after the positive feedback I got from schools for last year but would it be better to cancel my third score, or just hope for the best? It could be anything from a 148 to a 157 is my guess. How bad would it look to a school if my third LSAT was worse or canceled?
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Re: Just took third LSAT, not sure if I should cancel or not.

Postby tazmolover » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:19 pm

URM?

Also you can only take lsat 3 times in a period of 2 years.

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Re: Just took third LSAT, not sure if I should cancel or not.

Postby JonB1480 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:25 pm

I'm half Mexican and half European Caucasian.

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Re: Just took third LSAT, not sure if I should cancel or not.

Postby JonB1480 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:43 pm

Any ideas guys? At this point I'm thinking just to ride with it. I feel really good about the games section, I answered 20/23 and guessed the letter that I hadn't picked yet in that section for the last 3 and probably got one of them right, maybe a 21/23. My biggest concern is the reading comp, I went to the two passages first and ended up spending 20 minutes on it some how. I think I was just really nervous it being the first section and all.

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Re: Just took third LSAT, not sure if I should cancel or not.

Postby Korlath » Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:16 pm

Just ride with it. I'm in the same situation as you. Email your school and ask for permission to take it a 4th time.

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Re: Just took third LSAT, not sure if I should cancel or not.

Postby tazmolover » Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:19 pm

Just stick with it. Cancel it and you have to wait a year or so before being able to take one again.

You're comments suggest you think you did ok....might as well find out.

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Re: Just took third LSAT, not sure if I should cancel or not.

Postby DoctorLaw » Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:04 am

My first section was RC too!!! im on the same boat as you although it is my first time with the test and only studied for like 2-3 months... I want to cancell but dont want to go through the same studying period for the next two months for the december 11th.... I already registered for the december tho regardless just in case i cancel.... I cant decide :( I really hate this test!

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Re: Just took third LSAT, not sure if I should cancel or not.

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:21 am

I am reg'd for Dec LSAT as well, but it's a tough call to have my applications remain unreviewed for yet another month (longer, really)...

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Re: Just took third LSAT, not sure if I should cancel or not.

Postby bk1 » Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:24 am

Don't cancel. Hope you hit the high end of your score range or even got lucky and got higher.

You're a 2.74/151 at this point, it's better to take a chance and get lucky rather than apply a few weeks earlier.




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