What are my chances of getting a 4th attempt in 2 years?

will i be granted a 4th attempt?

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no
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john1990
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What are my chances of getting a 4th attempt in 2 years?

Postby john1990 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:14 pm

I think i scored in the 168-170 range. I'm more of a 174 regularly. We didn't start until 2:00 and had to switch rooms due to construction and i was adjusting to new medication after a 10 day hospital stay. I got out on Friday the 8th. What are my chances of getting a 4th attempt?

here's my petition

I would like to file a petition for an exception to LSAC’s 3 in 2 policy due to poor test day conditions and further extenuating circumstances.

Before the LSAT I had a long hospital stay at XYZ hospital from June first to June eighth. On June eleventh I was still not feeling well and adjusting to new medication. I believe that this influenced my ability to take the exam. Further, on the day of the test our testing center experienced poor conditions. Construction noise disrupted the test and we had to switch rooms. Our test center has already contacted LSAC.

If I could be of any further assistance please call me at (555)555-5555 or email me at abcdfg@email.com. I would be happy to provide documentation for my hospital stay and show that I had just begun taking new medication. Thank you for your time.
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Re: 4th retake? Time off?

Postby flem » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:15 pm

Cancel and petition for a retake, brother

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Re: 4th retake? Time off?

Postby john1990 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:45 pm

flem wrote:Cancel and petition for a retake, brother

is there a way to find out if i can retake before i cancel because perhaps i could do better than Emory even with a 168 and not take two years off.

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Re: 4th retake? Time off?

Postby gatesome » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:41 pm

you fought for some cake don't die for the icing

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Re: 4th retake? Time off?

Postby john1990 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:55 pm

gatesome wrote:you fought for some cake don't die for the icing

:/

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Re: 4th retake? Time off?

Postby john1990 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:04 am

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Re: 4th retake? Time off?

Postby john1990 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:50 am

john1990 wrote:I spent 10 days in the hospital and was released on Friday the 8th, could that help my petition?

bump and how do i petition?

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Re: 4th retake? Time off?

Postby Law School Prep Blog » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:33 pm

john1990 wrote:
john1990 wrote:I spent 10 days in the hospital and was released on Friday the 8th, could that help my petition?

bump and how do i petition?


Website here: http://www.lsac.org/JD/LSAT/about-the-LSAT.asp

Scroll down to and see Limitations on Test Taking. Just send a letter as an attachment to LSACinfo@lsac.org, although from personal experience they don't care much about extenuating circumstances. Documentation of hospitalization is good, documentation of medical complications that you might have experienced during the test would probably be better...

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Re: 4th retake? Time off?

Postby john1990 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:34 pm

Law School Prep Blog wrote:
john1990 wrote:
john1990 wrote:I spent 10 days in the hospital and was released on Friday the 8th, could that help my petition?

bump and how do i petition?


Website here: http://www.lsac.org/JD/LSAT/about-the-LSAT.asp

Scroll down to and see Limitations on Test Taking. Just send a letter as an attachment to LSACinfo@lsac.org, although from personal experience they don't care much about extenuating circumstances. Documentation of hospitalization is good, documentation of medical complications that you might have experienced during the test would probably be better...


Thank you for guiding me toward the right page. I will be faxing in my petition tomorrow morning.
During the test i was on new medication which contributed to my poor performance. here's the body of what i have

Before the LSAT I had a long hospital stay at XYZ hospital from June first to June eighth. On June eleventh I was still not feeling well and adjusting to new medication. I believe that this influenced my ability to take the exam. Further, on the day of the test our testing center experienced poor conditions. Construction noise disrupted the test and we had to switch rooms. Our test center has already contacted LSAC.

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Re: 4th retake? Time off?

Postby bp shinners » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:58 am

john1990 wrote:Before the LSAT I had a long hospital stay at XYZ hospital from June first to June eighth. On June eleventh I was still not feeling well and adjusting to new medication. I believe that this influenced my ability to take the exam. Further, on the day of the test our testing center experienced poor conditions. Construction noise disrupted the test and we had to switch rooms. Our test center has already contacted LSAC.


I would file the petition, but I honestly wouldn't get my hopes up. You should have just withdrawn from the June exam since you were adjusting to new medication.

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Re: 4th retake? Time off?

Postby john1990 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:59 pm

bp shinners wrote:
john1990 wrote:Before the LSAT I had a long hospital stay at XYZ hospital from June first to June eighth. On June eleventh I was still not feeling well and adjusting to new medication. I believe that this influenced my ability to take the exam. Further, on the day of the test our testing center experienced poor conditions. Construction noise disrupted the test and we had to switch rooms. Our test center has already contacted LSAC.


I would file the petition, but I honestly wouldn't get my hopes up. You should have just withdrawn from the June exam since you were adjusting to new medication.


I agree but i thought i could do well anyway. My prepping had gone well and i didn't want to wait until October




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