In at a top 10 - should I retake tomorrow?

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In at a top 10 - should I retake tomorrow?

Postby FMaze » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:25 pm

With a 3.9 and 165 I flung a Hail Mary into the ED hat of a top 10 school and received the acceptance call! Question now is, should I retake my LSAT tomorrow? Is there a $$ upside if I score 170 or better? I ask because I read where the downside of ED is that one gives up their chance for extra $$. True? No true? What would U do?

I also read -- if I retake and receive a lower score (than 165) the lower score will not adversely impact me. True, or not? Thx.

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Re: In at a top 10 - should I retake tomorrow?

Postby ajcollege » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:29 pm

Obvious answer is obvious. You're not going to get any additional money if you're already in via ED - that's what ED means. Stay home.

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Re: In at a top 10 - should I retake tomorrow?

Postby krad » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:33 pm

Celebrate your acceptance!! Congrats

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Re: In at a top 10 - should I retake tomorrow?

Postby lakers3peat » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:46 pm

you have a 3.9 and a 165... why are you asking dumb questions like this?? LOL jk. stay home and relax. go out tonight have a drink. you're in.......

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Re: In at a top 10 - should I retake tomorrow?

Postby FMaze » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:58 pm

Polling 0-3 on chances of receiving a little extra comfort to soften the $80K yearly bill. Ug!
I think I will take the advice about having that drink!

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Re: In at a top 10 - should I retake tomorrow?

Postby 3|ink » Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:01 pm

FMaze wrote:Polling 0-3 on chances of receiving a little extra comfort to soften the $80K yearly bill. Ug!
I think I will take the advice about having that drink!


Don't worry. With any luck, hyperinflation will kick in just as you graduate. Your debt will suddenly have the current equivalence of $20k.

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Re: In at a top 10 - should I retake tomorrow?

Postby lisjjen » Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:03 pm

FMaze wrote:Polling 0-3 on chances of receiving a little extra comfort to soften the $80K yearly bill. Ug!
I think I will take the advice about having that drink!


You aimed. You fired. You hit. You may not have fully internalized the implications of your actions at the time, but now you're into an amazing school. Own your decision and strap in for a hell of an academic career. The hope is, as it is with all of us, that you'll be happy with your decision in 50 years. I think you will be.

If I may, which school was it?

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Re: In at a top 10 - should I retake tomorrow?

Postby FMaze » Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:27 pm

Thank you for your thoughtful post and vision.

Given these boards are generally not impressed with 165 I was prepared to retake LSAT tomorrow, especially since I was (and am) testing in the +170s. I figured it would be less pressure since I was happily prepared to accept the W&L offer (the first school with an acceptance). Then earlier today Illinois offered a $30K scholly. Even without the ED obligation, I am pretty sure I would have opted for Michigan.

It is bothersome, and it goes against my grain, not to take a test I have studied hard for. A test that I will not likely take tomorrow, unless someone comes up with a great reason to do it―so bring it on :D !

As a PS: I was advised $80K is what one would expect to pay at a top ten school, perhaps they were ball parking Ivy schools, Michigan in more in tune with $60K. Although I have yet to receive their package, perhaps it will indicate what to expect cost wise for books, etc.

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Re: In at a top 10 - should I retake tomorrow?

Postby lakers3peat » Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:59 pm

heres a good reason, take it tomorrow so that when all the posts about how dreadful game 3 was or how boring passage 4 was, you know whatsup

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Re: In at a top 10 - should I retake tomorrow?

Postby DieAntwoord » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:00 pm

its fun, do it.

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Re: In at a top 10 - should I retake tomorrow?

Postby cahesu » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:02 pm

Why not take it? If by some chance you absolutely kill it, you can either leverage scholarship money, or wait a year and apply for acceptance to an even better school.

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Re: In at a top 10 - should I retake tomorrow?

Postby gbpackerbacker » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:07 pm

cahesu wrote:Why not take it? If by some chance you absolutely kill it, you can either leverage scholarship money, or wait a year and apply for acceptance to an even better school.



This. You will regret not taking that test regardless, but if there is some -14 curve, you'll kick yourself.

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Re: In at a top 10 - should I retake tomorrow?

Postby dextermorgan » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:11 pm

gbpackerbacker wrote:
cahesu wrote:Why not take it? If by some chance you absolutely kill it, you can either leverage scholarship money, or wait a year and apply for acceptance to an even better school.



This. You will regret not taking that test regardless, but if there is some -14 curve, you'll kick yourself.

Seriously?

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Re: In at a top 10 - should I retake tomorrow?

Postby gbpackerbacker » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:23 pm

dextermorgan wrote:
gbpackerbacker wrote:
cahesu wrote:Why not take it? If by some chance you absolutely kill it, you can either leverage scholarship money, or wait a year and apply for acceptance to an even better school.



This. You will regret not taking that test regardless, but if there is some -14 curve, you'll kick yourself.

Seriously?


Yes.

While I suppose that it depends on where you are testing. If you're testing around 170+ after scoring a 165 and there is a huge curve it means you have a pretty good chance at 170+. With that GPA, the poster will probably have money at the school to which he or she was accepted (I am guessing UVa, but maybe MVP). He or she could maybe even get into a T6 with numbers like those, or get big money at a 10-20, which might justify deferring.

If he or she will not be kicked out for scoring lower, then what reason is there not to take the test. Absolutely none. The money has already been spent.

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Re: In at a top 10 - should I retake tomorrow?

Postby lakers3peat » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:43 pm

dont go ruining our curve though... we dont need unnecessarily extra 175 scorers :)

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Re: In at a top 10 - should I retake tomorrow?

Postby FMaze » Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:11 pm

Although I placed myself in the position of wondering, “what if,” I nevertheless opted out of today’s LSAT. I would have loved to put a few more points on the board, but a friend who loves football analogies said there is nothing wrong with getting into the victory formation and taking a knee. Thanks for everyone’s advice.

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Re: In at a top 10 - should I retake tomorrow?

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:31 pm

I definitely wouldn't do it! :)

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Re: In at a top 10 - should I retake tomorrow?

Postby lisjjen » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:49 pm

Michigan? Excellent. I didn't even apply ED and I'm still thinking about swallowing sticker. Whatever you ultimately decide, I wish you luck.




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