Apply Early w/ Bad LSAT or Wait til January

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Apply Early w/ Bad LSAT or Wait til January

Postby BizOwner » Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:30 pm

Walked out on test today after section 3. I lost focus during section 1 and couldn't recover.

Currently I have a June 2010 LSAT below 25% of targeted schools.
Current PTs are above 75% of targeted schools.

Should I apply early and update apps with new LSAT score in January or wait til then to apply?

Conflicted

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Re: Apply Early w/ Bad LSAT or Wait til January

Postby FishOil » Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:35 pm

If you feel like you left something on the table the first two, I would take it again in December... that is what I am doing after I cancel my misbubbled RC... :( I did so good on the other sections too... lol ugh

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Re: Apply Early w/ Bad LSAT or Wait til January

Postby BizOwner » Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:37 pm

And wait to apply in Jaunary?

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Re: Apply Early w/ Bad LSAT or Wait til January

Postby LogicGamez » Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:38 pm

Wait till January, or ideally early next year if that's an option.

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Re: Apply Early w/ Bad LSAT or Wait til January

Postby BizOwner » Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:39 pm

I guess what Im saying is...is it worth waiting to apply (and forfeit the benefits of applying early) to apply with a LSAT at 75% at target schools?

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Re: Apply Early w/ Bad LSAT or Wait til January

Postby KevinP » Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:41 pm

BizOwner wrote:I guess what Im saying is...is it worth waiting to apply (and forfeit the benefits of applying early) to apply with a LSAT at 75% at target schools?


Yes. I'm waiting after my Dec. retake to apply in Jan. instead of early. LSAT > Applying early.

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Re: Apply Early w/ Bad LSAT or Wait til January

Postby FishOil » Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:41 pm

I don't know your situation but for me (and my horrible misbubble, GOD why couldnt it have been the experimental).... anyway for me I am either gonna apply in January or possibly wait til next fall to apply...

Silver Lining: Maybe I can raise my GPA, work on my personal statement, get some awesome recs, and add more B@!!$*** to my application, lol

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Re: Apply Early w/ Bad LSAT or Wait til January

Postby LogicGamez » Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:43 pm

BizOwner wrote:I guess what Im saying is...is it worth waiting to apply (and forfeit the benefits of applying early) to apply with a LSAT at 75% at target schools?

Yes ofcourse. But your best option would be to wait until next year so you can both apply early and with the higher LSAT score.

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Re: Apply Early w/ Bad LSAT or Wait til January

Postby BizOwner » Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:44 pm

Applying next year isn't going to be an option with young family obligations.

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Re: Apply Early w/ Bad LSAT or Wait til January

Postby Destined » Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:45 pm

I think we all kindof overestimate the benefits of applying early. I was talking with the Cornell Dean of Admissions (chill guy by the way) and he was saying even a three point increase on the LSAT would make it worth applying in january

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Re: Apply Early w/ Bad LSAT or Wait til January

Postby BizOwner » Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:58 pm

As dumb as score expectations go, I'm expecting a 6-8 point increase according to PTs.

Im slowly deciding to wait to apply in January.

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Re: Apply Early w/ Bad LSAT or Wait til January

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:01 pm

At the same time, applying in January has to be a disadvantage just by the virtue of the fact of how much of the new class has already been built...

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Re: Apply Early w/ Bad LSAT or Wait til January

Postby BizOwner » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:04 pm

^ This is probably the main, if not only, advantage in applying early or not.

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Re: Apply Early w/ Bad LSAT or Wait til January

Postby tazmolover » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:05 pm

Applying early is a huge advantage if you are borderline numbers and I hear it helps if you are a splitter also?

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Re: Apply Early w/ Bad LSAT or Wait til January

Postby northwood » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:14 pm

since you have a score.. contact the admissions office at the school you want to go to ( or go see them in person if possible) and let them help you make a decision




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