Should I retake if I misbubbled last game and made a 168?

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Should I retake if I misbubbled last game and made a 168?

Postby baaron008 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:47 am

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Re: Should I retake if I misbubbled last game and made a 168?

Postby baaron008 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:49 am

I also did worse on reading comp than I ever did in practice, -4.

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Re: Should I retake if I misbubbled last game and made a 168?

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:02 pm

If you're confident & prepared, then retake. But, why not do both ? Apply now to Alabama and, if you are unhappy with the result, then reapply next cycle with your new LSAT score.

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Re: Should I retake if I misbubbled last game and made a 168?

Postby baaron008 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:04 pm

Won't hurt me to apply, and defer if i get accepted with no money? And if I defer would they look at my new LSAT next cycle?

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Re: Should I retake if I misbubbled last game and made a 168?

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:07 pm

You need to ask Alabama about deferring. My advice assumed that if you were accepted to Alabama this cycle without a substantial scholarship, then you would reapply to several law schools next cycle & compare offers. If you defer an acceptance, then you are bound to that one law school for that year &, therefore, there is no need to entice you with a scholarship offer.

P.S. A higher LSAT should earn you a scholarship offer from Vanderbilt which could be used to bargain with Alabama, for example.

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Re: Should I retake if I misbubbled last game and made a 168?

Postby baaron008 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:09 pm

Sorry, I didn't mean defer, I meant just decide not to go. I was assuming they would look down on me not deciding to take an acceptance and weigh that next cycle.

But I guess if i make as high on the LSAT as I am capable of, they would see it as me just taking the time to improve myself.

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Re: Should I retake if I misbubbled last game and made a 168?

Postby baaron008 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:52 pm

I called the UA admissions office, and they told me with a 168 I am still very competitive with scholarships. I guess I am still applying this cycle.

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Re: Should I retake if I misbubbled last game and made a 168?

Postby dba415 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:34 pm

Is UA the only school you want to attend? A 174 could get you scholarships at a bunch of other schools.

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Re: Should I retake if I misbubbled last game and made a 168?

Postby baaron008 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:42 pm

I want to practice in Alabama, and UA is probably the best school for that, Besides Vanderbilt.

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Re: Should I retake if I misbubbled last game and made a 168?

Postby sanguar » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:46 pm

Did I miss your GPA? Depending on it, you could still get Vandy, too.

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Re: Should I retake if I misbubbled last game and made a 168?

Postby baaron008 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:55 pm

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