danielle9281 wrote:So I didn't get into UCLA, still waiting on USC. But I am thinking of taking a year off and re-taking the test. I know I could do a whole lot better on it. I had a lot going on in my life to have done a re-take in December. I know I could do better, because I have narcolepsy and was supposed to get accommodations to have the time on the reading section lengthened, but I decided not to. When I got my results back on the LSAT I did great in all the sections, except the reading, which I had 10 wrong. I didn't mention my narcolepsy to any of the schools I applied to, because I was not sure if they wouldn't accept me because of it. If I do re-take than I may or may not decide to get the accommodations, but even without them, I won't be a full-time student so I will have time to study. The first time I took the test I was a full time student and worked full time, so all I did was attend a Kaplan course, but did not actually have time or energy to study for the test.
Also, would it be a bad thing for me to mention my narcolepsy to schools? If I choose one of the schools I did get into, I want to negotiate my scholarship money. Maybe if I mention why my score was not as good as it could have been, then it could help me receive more scholarship money. Let me know.
I like you. You seem genuine. I am not sure whether you should your schools about your narcolepsy. I'd only do this if there is some sort of narcolepsy-boast in admissions. Narcolepsy is protected by the ADA, and there may be a legit disability boast.
Regardless of whether you go that route, I would absolutely get the accommodations (extra time for the reading section) if you retake.
Best of luck!