TIKITEMBO wrote:the real question is:
is test day experience worth having mediocre score on my record/ a cancellation? (provided i will have a late application, a previous absence and sub 3.5 UGPA)
i'm leaning towards no.
You know, I think this used to be the case, but with the (fairly) new ABA regulations requiring a school to report your highest score, I think more and more schools will care about your highest score, not your overall test takes and those scores that they wouldn't have to report.
Also, my feeling is that if I take only in December and don't do as well as I wanted, I will only have the February test for this cycle which puts me severely behind, some schools don't even take for the next cycle, and I would get at most two shots at taking the test for this cycle instead of 3.
Just my thoughts, but I feel like even not that great of a score can be made up for with a better score later and at least I have more opportunities to even take the test this way.
Just be careful because some of the top law schools do average or "consider" multiple scores.
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