so i decided not to take the December lsat!! I'm kind of taking a risk and seeing if I can get into the schools I want to with my numbers..and if not, I'll take it again next year and apply then. good decision? I'll find out in about 7 months... =/ good luck to you guys! I think as long as you review and shake off the nerves, you'll do just fine.. i mean, we know the test in and out
you got this.
Sorry, sign up if you can right now and take it a third time. 3.4 / 162 schools aren't going to care if you got a 150 on your third try (addendum: migraine headache, spitting up blood the night before)
For us stupid people, so much of LSAT is luck and a 3 point increase could result in...100k in savings? Think about that. I'm a huge proponent of retaking the LSAT as many times as you can before they did that LSAT re-take petition ban thing because it really is true: schools care about #'s.
I took the LSAT 5 times. I've said I only took it 4 times because I didn't want to out myself to the schools but at this point I don't really care. I scored a 160 on my first try, canceled my second try, a 163 on my third try, 165 on my third try, and when I honestly did not give a fuck and already got into 3 schools, I retook it again for shits and got a 174 (I was going to cancel too, cause I felt like I bombed it).
I don't say this to brag but to tell people that NOT retaking the LSAT when you have the option to is like throwing away a line that is $200 to pay out $100,000 in Las Vegas. Don't stress the fuck out and study balls to the walls for 8 hours a day for the next month. Just relax and review a week or two before.
Now, to really out myself, LSAT score is straight up cash money. When I applied with the 163, the school low balled me with a $2,500 a year scholarship ($28k for tuition per year). When I got a 165 that gave me a negotiation $10,000 a year put $5,000. In the last hour, with the 174, they bumped it to full for the first year and < 3k for the last two years.
Could I have sat out and waited for a possible shot at the T14 title if I waited a year? I probably should have done that and am writing this huge fucking Charlie Sheen post because I feel that way right now. Law school is so freakin' hard. The LSAT was a joke compared to this bullshit.
Retake that motherfucker.