bp shinners wrote:
suspicious android wrote:It used to be really easy to get an extra LSAT, it may have changed, but not sure on what basis people are claiming it's so unlikely.
Based on anecdotal evidence, in which the vast majority of people here who have tried to get a waiver were denied (as well as students in our classes).
Also, I spoke directly with someone at LSAC about the process, and, while less that forthcoming with information, the distinct impression I got was that the days of many retakes are over.
That's the same impression I've formed from speaking with LSAC and admissions personnel from several law schools.
It appears that law schools admissions committees and offices were frustrated by and got fed up with students that have been treating the LSAT like playing roulette/craps or some other casino game of random chance.
One of the frustrations admissions officers and staff have expressed to me in conversations going back more than this cycle has been difficulty figuring out policies about how to interpret and make decisions about applicants with multiple scores and/or cancellations/absent notations. They seemed to be getting tired of having to read an increased volume of lame addendums filled with transparent bull$hit excuses for having multiple scores/cancels/absences on CAS reports. Also, time dealing with and responding to all the students that asked admission offices to fax in a permission letter to take it again had become an excessive time/resource administrative burden since the volume of requests increased significantly over the last several cycles.
Therefore a simple solution was devised. Test takers can withdraw a registration up to midnight the day before an administration without it counting against the limit or anything showing up on the CAS report and discretionary authority to allow retaking it more than three times in two years has been assigned solely to LSAC for uniform application of the policy.
In short, the main takeaway point of all this is: Take the LSAT when you are properly prepared and ready to take it, not before you are ready to achieve your maximum potential/goal score.