Has anyone ever gone standby for the LSAT?

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vissidarte27
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Has anyone ever gone standby for the LSAT?

Postby vissidarte27 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:44 pm

Also, has anyone decided not to take the February test in Chicago?

The LSAT gods hate me, it seems.

I am scheduled to take the test in San Diego, where I was supposed to be on business. I just received an email from my boss stating that she's canceling that gig because of a medical issue. So it doesn't look like I'll be going to SD after all, which means I am majorly screwed, LSAT wise. (Although it's better than her infecting me with what she has.)

I called LSAC and they said that the only way I can get in to a test in Chicago (where I live) is to go to the testing center early with my LSAT ticket and to get on a standby list and pray that somebody doesn't show up.

Have any of you done this and had success?

My only other option is to fly to San Diego anyway (and have my employer spend a crapton of money that I know she doesn't have) and test there, but then there's the issue of housing/hotels (which I can't afford) and all kinds of stuff.

Any ideas? Anybody know of anybody who is registered for the test but not attending?

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Re: Has anyone ever gone standby for the LSAT?

Postby DamnLSAT » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:57 pm

I was absent once.

Just an example that it does happen.

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Re: Has anyone ever gone standby for the LSAT?

Postby bp colin » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:25 pm

I took my last LSAT on standby with no problem, as there were plenty of people who didn't show up. I've known tons of people who have done it, and I've never personally heard of anyone on standby not getting to take the test. That's all anecdotal, of course, and it is possible that the center would be full. Unlikely, but still very possible. Whether it's worth the risk is up to you. Having to wait until June, when you're ready to take it now, really would suck.

If you do do it, get there early and tell the administrators that you're there on standby. Then you will (well, should) be first in line for open spots.

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Re: Has anyone ever gone standby for the LSAT?

Postby Sandro » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:33 pm

wow - I thought they didnt do LSAT on standby. News to me.

edit - you've already signed up, nvm.

jdl239
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Re: Has anyone ever gone standby for the LSAT?

Postby jdl239 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:09 pm

You can always jump someone in the parking lot of the testing center and lock them in your trunk. This will be assurance that there is extra seat!!

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Re: Has anyone ever gone standby for the LSAT?

Postby Kurst » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:12 pm

What if that someone in the parking lot was not signed up to take the test?




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