Don't Panic, It Will Be Okay

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Don't Panic, It Will Be Okay

Postby existenz » Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:58 pm

Dear 0Ls: this time last year I was like you, eagerly awaiting my score. When scores were posted, people were raving about how they scored 170, 175, 180, etc. Seemed like everyone who posted got 170+.

Then my score came and it was in the LOW 160s. My heart sank, my stomach sank, and I didn't even bother posting my score on TLS. Hell I didn't even sign up for a TLS account because I was too depressed to jump into the conversation.

Instead I registered for the December test, I stepped up my game on study habits and methods, I grabbed that 170+ score in December, and now I'm at the University of Michigan with a hefty scholly despite sending my apps in December.

So whatever happens today, it's not the end of the world. A bad score hurts your chances at schools that average scores, but you can still have a great cycle with a retake. My advice would be to send in your apps as soon as possible even if you will be retaking.

Also, no matter what some people might say, retaking is the correct response if your score is under 170 (or whatever your target is) and you really think you should have done better. I don't know anyone who was hurt by a retake, but I know plenty who were helped immensely (including myself).

Good luck.

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Re: Don't Panic, It Will Be Okay

Postby kennethellenparcell » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:01 pm

Dear existenz, you are awesome for posting this.

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Re: Don't Panic, It Will Be Okay

Postby FlanSolo » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:03 pm

Yes, completely and totally awesome. Thank you so much.

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Re: Don't Panic, It Will Be Okay

Postby existenz » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:05 pm

Also, ignore the garbage about the scores not coming until Monday. They'll come today or tomorrow

People always freak out for no reason.

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Re: Don't Panic, It Will Be Okay

Postby Patriot1208 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:06 pm

i'm surprised by the nice vibes coming from a bp regular.

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Re: Don't Panic, It Will Be Okay

Postby bk1 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:07 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:i'm surprised by the nice vibes coming from a bp regular.

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Re: Don't Panic, It Will Be Okay

Postby rjh456 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:08 pm

existenz, did you wait to apply until you had the second score or did you apply with the first and then you just sent in the december score to boost your applications? sorry maybe you made this clear, my reading comp skills have declined in recent weeks :)

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Re: Don't Panic, It Will Be Okay

Postby existenz » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:12 pm

rjh456 wrote:existenz, did you wait to apply until you had the second score or did you apply with the first and then you just sent in the december score to boost your applications? sorry maybe you made this clear, my reading comp skills have declined in recent weeks :)

I was dumb and figured that schools would lean towards rejecting me with my low score before the new score came out. Also I was focused on LSAT prep and didn't send any apps until after the Dec. test.

Finally, I was being cheap and didn't want to apply to T10 schools where I had no chance unless my score was good enough. In retrospect I should have sent all my apps by mid-Nov when I had all of my LORs ready to go. For example, Berkeley accepts virtually NO ONE who applies after Thanksgiving, and UVA is really tough on out-of-state applicants who apply later and don't ED.

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Re: Don't Panic, It Will Be Okay

Postby existenz » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:13 pm

bk1 wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:i'm surprised by the nice vibes coming from a bp regular.

I'm the nicest BPer. :wink:

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Re: Don't Panic, It Will Be Okay

Postby HowdyYall » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:17 pm

existenz wrote:
bk1 wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:i'm surprised by the nice vibes coming from a bp regular.

I'm the nicest BPer. :wink:


you really put the "good" in the good, the bad, and the ugly....(hilariously funny pun intended)

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Re: Don't Panic, It Will Be Okay

Postby Nonok » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:18 pm

OP. What was your GPA and Final LSAT Score if you dont mind me asking? With my 3.02 GPA I don't feel like I can get any $$$$ at the T14 but I'd like to dream!

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Re: Don't Panic, It Will Be Okay

Postby D. H2Oman » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:18 pm

It might not be ok though. Many of you will end up with very disappointing scores.


Enjoy waiting <333

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Re: Don't Panic, It Will Be Okay

Postby HowdyYall » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:20 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:It might not be ok though. Many of you will end up with very disappointing scores.


Enjoy waiting <333


so says the man with the justin beiber avatar

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Re: Don't Panic, It Will Be Okay

Postby bk1 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:20 pm

HowdyYall wrote:so says the man with the justin beiber avatar


That makes him more credible.

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Re: Don't Panic, It Will Be Okay

Postby D. H2Oman » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:21 pm

HowdyYall wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:It might not be ok though. Many of you will end up with very disappointing scores.


Enjoy waiting <333


so says the man with the justin beiber avatar



I have a good feeling about you though. 174

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Re: Don't Panic, It Will Be Okay

Postby luckyme » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:22 pm

i have watched the eternal lsac hold my score and snicker
and in short i shit my pants
Last edited by luckyme on Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Don't Panic, It Will Be Okay

Postby HowdyYall » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:23 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:
HowdyYall wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:It might not be ok though. Many of you will end up with very disappointing scores.


Enjoy waiting <333


so says the man with the justin beiber avatar



I have a good feeling about you though. 174


way to go justin, you just jinxed it god

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Re: Don't Panic, It Will Be Okay

Postby bk1 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:25 pm

Nightrunner wrote:IIRC, you were tied for nicest (w/r/t the HK polls).


Is this existenz's most genuine post to date?

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Re: Don't Panic, It Will Be Okay

Postby D. H2Oman » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:26 pm

HowdyYall wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
way to go justin, you just jinxed it god


You know you got Bieber fever.

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Re: Don't Panic, It Will Be Okay

Postby Patriot1208 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:29 pm

Nightrunner wrote:
bk1 wrote:
Nightrunner wrote:IIRC, you were tied for nicest (w/r/t the HK polls).


Is this existenz's most genuine post to date?

Honestly, Existenz is a genuinely good human being, who also has a great sense of humor. If you just lurk BP you'd probably think he's an asshole because his humor is incisive, but he's really a great dude who plays it up for the sake of teh lulz.

More direct answer: definitely not, but it is his most genuine post of the past few months.


Jesus, NR, too much man hard on for me.

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Re: Don't Panic, It Will Be Okay

Postby Jack Smirks » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:30 pm

Hey Existenz.

You've done well my friend. You've done well.

*Walks off into the horizon.

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Re: Don't Panic, It Will Be Okay

Postby Patriot1208 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:31 pm

Nightrunner wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:
Nightrunner wrote:
bk1 wrote:Is this existenz's most genuine post to date?

Honestly, Existenz is a genuinely good human being, who also has a great sense of humor. If you just lurk BP you'd probably think he's an asshole because his humor is incisive, but he's really a great dude who plays it up for the sake of teh lulz.

More direct answer: definitely not, but it is his most genuine post of the past few months.


Jesus, NR, too much man hard on for me.

My apologies for being insightful. Feel free to go check your LSAC account, because a score might be there waiting for you right now.


dammit, you tricked me. How could I have fell for that?

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Re: Don't Panic, It Will Be Okay

Postby existenz » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:32 pm

Nonok wrote:OP. What was your GPA and Final LSAT Score if you dont mind me asking? With my 3.02 GPA I don't feel like I can get any $$$$ at the T14 but I'd like to dream!

With that GPA you're in a tough spot. You could get into NU by ED'ing if you have work experience, but you'll still need a 170+ LSAT. Probably won't get much if any money though.

I had a 3.8/170. Among the T14 I got into Mich, Duke, NU, GULC, Cornell all with $$. I'm convinced my late app is the only reason I didn't get into Berkeley.

Also, thanks NR. I didn't know I was being an asshole but I guess the Lounge distorts one's sense of propriety. :lol:

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Re: Don't Panic, It Will Be Okay

Postby bk1 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:35 pm

Nightrunner wrote:Honestly, Existenz is a genuinely good human being, who also has a great sense of humor. If you just lurk BP you'd probably think he's an asshole because his humor is incisive, but he's really a great dude who plays it up for the sake of teh lulz.

More direct answer: definitely not, but it is his most genuine post of the past few months.


I don't think he's really ever come off as an asshole (unless someone who reads his posts doesn't have a sense of humor), but I just didn't expect any BP poster to go out of their way.

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Re: Don't Panic, It Will Be Okay

Postby benito » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:36 pm

existenz wrote:
Nonok wrote:OP. What was your GPA and Final LSAT Score if you dont mind me asking? With my 3.02 GPA I don't feel like I can get any $$$$ at the T14 but I'd like to dream!

With that GPA you're in a tough spot. You could get into NU by ED'ing if you have work experience, but you'll still need a 170+ LSAT. Probably won't get much if any money though.

I had a 3.8/170. Among the T14 I got into Mich, Duke, NU, GULC, Cornell all with $$. I'm convinced my late app is the only reason I didn't get into Berkeley.

Also, thanks NR. I didn't know I was being an asshole but I guess the Lounge distorts one's sense of propriety. :lol:




that was actually very thoughtful of you to know what so many other people will be going through and preemptively helping them through that by sharing your experience. That is pretty unusual kindness. Unfortunately for me, I took it as some kind of omen that I will score in the low 160's and now I hate you.




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