Taking June 2012 LSAT and Cancelling it?

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Taking June 2012 LSAT and Cancelling it?

Postby kky215 » Thu May 17, 2012 12:43 am

I am planning to take October 2012 LSAT, but I have previously registered myself for June 2012 LSAT as well.
I am thinking about taking June LSAT and cancelling it (for experience and practice) and then taking October LSAT for real.
I still have 3 days left to change the date of June 2012 LSAT exam. (until May 20th)
Due to various personal reasons, I won't be able to take any more LSAT exams after my October one.

My question is,
1. How will law schools look at a cancelled exam? Do I have to write an explanation letter?
2. Will a cancelled LSAT affect negatively on my admission to law schools? Does it matter at all?

Please reply.
I would be greatly appreciative of your thoughtful responses.
Thanks a lot in advance!

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Re: Taking June 2012 LSAT and Cancelling it?

Postby thestalkmore » Thu May 17, 2012 12:50 am

kky215 wrote:I am planning to take October 2012 LSAT, but I have previously registered myself for June 2012 LSAT as well.
I am thinking about taking June LSAT and cancelling it (for experience and practice) and then taking October LSAT for real.
I still have 3 days left to change the date of June 2012 LSAT exam. (until May 20th)
Due to various personal reasons, I won't be able to take any more LSAT exams after my October one.

My question is,
1. How will law schools look at a cancelled exam? Do I have to write an explanation letter?
2. Will a cancelled LSAT affect negatively on my admission to law schools? Does it matter at all?

Please reply.
I would be greatly appreciative of your thoughtful responses.
Thanks a lot in advance!


What the? If you know you're going to cancel do not take the test. How is that even a question?

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Re: Taking June 2012 LSAT and Cancelling it?

Postby 2014 » Thu May 17, 2012 12:56 am

One cancel won't matter at all, 2 is where they start to ask questions.

If you have $140 to spend on a practice test then it isn't the worst idea, but ultimately I wouldn't expect it to be rewarding. You can pretty effectively simulate a test for cheaper, try going to a free proctored test section by a test prep company for example. The only thing different between a timed, proctored practice test is the time spent seating people and the administrative procedure (fingerprints, filling in test form numbers, etc). It doesn't seem to me like those things are worth the fee.

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Re: Taking June 2012 LSAT and Cancelling it?

Postby tmon » Thu May 17, 2012 12:57 am

thestalkmore wrote:
What the? If you know you're going to cancel do not take the test. How is that even a question?

If it's past the refund deadline (not sure if it is or not) then you might as well, unless it's especially negative for a cancellation or low score to be on your report. Might as well get your money's worth. It can also be worth it to get the "test day experience" if it's already a sunken cost.

That said, OP, you'd probably be fine with a cancel on your report, especially if there aren't any other cancellations or scores beyond October. Basically you don't want it to look like you have a history of canceling/not showing up/performing poor. Unless you're likely aiming for the very highest ranked law schools (as in, top 3 or so) where they're really splitting hairs, it seems practically insignificant. Also, schools only report the highest scores of applicants for US News, so they really don't have much motivation to care beyond that.

I don't think you'd need to address a single cancellation in an addendum.

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Re: Taking June 2012 LSAT and Cancelling it?

Postby Br3v » Thu May 17, 2012 1:47 am

don't due this.

whats if you need to really cancel it in Oct?
Then youd have 2 on your record.

Take it for real or dont take it. If you take it for real and think you bombed, then yeah cancel.

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Re: Taking June 2012 LSAT and Cancelling it?

Postby Icculus » Thu May 17, 2012 2:12 am

kky215 wrote:Due to various personal reasons, I won't be able to take any more LSAT exams after my October one.


So essentially you are giving yourself one chance to take a test that will have a larger impact on your law school admissions than pretty much any other single factor. This seems a bit risky to me. If you do decide to take the June test and you are not applying to the T6 it wouldn't hurt to actually get your score considering multiple scores generally don't have a negative impact on your applications. You may get better advice if we knew what you were PT'ing at and why the October test absolutely must be your last.

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Re: Taking June 2012 LSAT and Cancelling it?

Postby LSATsmasher » Thu May 17, 2012 3:10 am

I always think I screw up a test. I'm going to write in June and I am totally worried about not scoring the way I want. I have a problem with always second guessing my answers and the first one is correct 95% of the time! Damn, I'm going to kill myself after scoring a 125....I'll have to change my TLS name too.

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Re: Taking June 2012 LSAT and Cancelling it?

Postby LSATsmasher » Thu May 17, 2012 3:11 am

Hey, off topic but I have to know, how do you get an avatar? Every time I try to upload a pic I'm told they're too big; wtf!

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Re: Taking June 2012 LSAT and Cancelling it?

Postby thestalkmore » Thu May 17, 2012 3:13 am

LSATsmasher wrote:Hey, off topic but I have to know, how do you get an avatar? Every time I try to upload a pic I'm told they're too big; wtf!

Maybe you should try a smaller picture.

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Re: Taking June 2012 LSAT and Cancelling it?

Postby LSATsmasher » Thu May 17, 2012 3:19 am

thestalkmore wrote:
LSATsmasher wrote:Hey, off topic but I have to know, how do you get an avatar? Every time I try to upload a pic I'm told they're too big; wtf!

Maybe you should try a smaller picture.



That helps. I don't even know what size they are. How do I make it smaller?

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Re: Taking June 2012 LSAT and Cancelling it?

Postby thestalkmore » Thu May 17, 2012 3:21 am

LSATsmasher wrote:
thestalkmore wrote:
LSATsmasher wrote:Hey, off topic but I have to know, how do you get an avatar? Every time I try to upload a pic I'm told they're too big; wtf!

Maybe you should try a smaller picture.



That helps. I don't even know what size they are. How do I make it smaller?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+do+i+make+a+picture+smaller

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Re: Taking June 2012 LSAT and Cancelling it?

Postby LSATsmasher » Thu May 17, 2012 3:24 am

thestalkmore wrote:
LSATsmasher wrote:
thestalkmore wrote:
LSATsmasher wrote:Hey, off topic but I have to know, how do you get an avatar? Every time I try to upload a pic I'm told they're too big; wtf!

Maybe you should try a smaller picture.



That helps. I don't even know what size they are. How do I make it smaller?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+do+i+make+a+picture+smaller



Thanks!




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