Retake or Apply?

dh22
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Retake or Apply?

Postby dh22 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:06 pm

Hey guys, need some quick advice...

Right now, my LSAT score and GPA are sitting just below the median at my target school (LSAT is one point below) and i have been having a hard time deciding whether to just send my apps in ASAP (realistically, around Dec. 15 because i'm waiting on a letter of rec) or retake in December (for a third time) hoping to increase my score. I'm just afraid any additional delay will adversely impact my chances of admission. Any advice appreciated. Not looking to wait until next fall.

lawschoollll
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Re: Retake or Apply?

Postby lawschoollll » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:09 pm

Retake

dh22
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Re: Retake or Apply?

Postby dh22 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:10 pm

additional info: Studied for the LSAT for a good year, but havn't practiced in a few months, i'll have a couple weeks at best to get back into it

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Ragged
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Re: Retake or Apply?

Postby Ragged » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:11 pm

Apply now and retake. Notify the schools that you are retaking. Getting that LSAT to/above median will make a huge difference.

dh22
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Re: Retake or Apply?

Postby dh22 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:10 pm

Ragged wrote:Apply now and retake. Notify the schools that you are retaking. Getting that LSAT to/above median will make a huge difference.


think i should take my chances in december or retake in february, when i have more time to brush the dust off the LSAT skills? If i apply now and inform that that i plan a retake will it delay my application or will my previous scores still be considered?

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bk1
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Re: Retake or Apply?

Postby bk1 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:13 pm

If you're below both medians, even if it's only by a very small amount, definitely retake.

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SilverE2
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Re: Retake or Apply?

Postby SilverE2 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:41 pm

I signed up for a December retake two weeks ago without looking at material for over a year. I was back to scoring in the same range as when I had stopped studying in about 5 days. It didn't take long at all, logic games took the most time to relearn. Logical reasoning and reading comp came back to me immediately. If you decide to retake however, be advised that TODAY is the deadline for late registration for the December exam.

dh22
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Re: Retake or Apply?

Postby dh22 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:47 pm

yup just signed up to retake. just hope it doesn't delay my application for consideration too much =/

the anxiety makes me want to puke. being borderline sucks :(

thanks for all your advice!




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