DigAPony wrote:Advice Needed
My situation: I had been scoring really well on practice tests, averaging in the high 170s for the month prior to the test. I am looking at going to a top 5 school.
Saturday just did not feel like it went well. Felt very unconfident throughout the entire test and while I usually have no issue with time, I was rushing at the end of most sections. However, I did finish every section.
I am not sure if other people have had similar situations where they thought they had done well below their typical test (I would not be surprised if I scored 165) but in the end scored near their normal range? Or if I feel this unconfident, should I cancel so I can keep the hope of a top school alive?
This was my first time taking the test, so if I cancel this score I would have to postpone law school a year.
Most of the time, peole score within their ranges. However, if you had to rush to complete each section, the chances of scorring worse increase. With your target score, and school list, you need to have a really high score to be competitive. If you are absolutely sure that you scored below your target score- cancel. As it is, you will be kind of late for HYS, as a lot of top canidates apply there in september/ october. Your best bet at being accepted is to take it in June, and turn your applications in early september. Use this time to get your letters of recommendation ready. If you are okay with losing out on HYSCCN, then keep the score. Otherwise, a cancel is a good bet. Confidence is key on this beast.