If you bombed the June LSAT and want to retake in October?

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CardozoLaw09
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If you bombed the June LSAT and want to retake in October?

Postby CardozoLaw09 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:27 pm

How do schools consider a significant jump in your score? If June was my first try and in October I score significantly better will the jump be looked at favorably regardless of what my initial score was?

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Re: If you bombed the June LSAT and want to retake in October?

Postby dowu » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:38 pm

No. A simple search would reveal they take your highest score and almost entirely neglect lower scores.

Hope that helps.

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Re: If you bombed the June LSAT and want to retake in October?

Postby chris9152 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:57 pm

nmop_apisdn wrote:No. A simple search would reveal they take your highest score and almost entirely neglect lower scores.

Hope that helps.


Some do average. I believe it's a minority though.

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Re: If you bombed the June LSAT and want to retake in October?

Postby Mr.Binks » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:28 am

chris9152 wrote:
nmop_apisdn wrote:No. A simple search would reveal they take your highest score and almost entirely neglect lower scores.

Hope that helps.


Some do average. I believe it's a minority though.


It is.

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Re: If you bombed the June LSAT and want to retake in October?

Postby ben4847 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:30 am

I average your scores. But I'm not a school.

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Re: If you bombed the June LSAT and want to retake in October?

Postby SaintsTheMetal » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:00 am

Might hurt you at YS

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Re: If you bombed the June LSAT and want to retake in October?

Postby cat's tail » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:19 am

SaintsTheMetal wrote:Might hurt you at YS


I thought Y=holistic, H=averaging scores, and S=taking the highest score while still taking all of one's scores into consideration. Am I wrong?

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Re: If you bombed the June LSAT and want to retake in October?

Postby SaintsTheMetal » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:24 am

cat's tail wrote:
SaintsTheMetal wrote:Might hurt you at YS


I thought Y=holistic, H=averaging scores, and S=taking the highest score while still taking all of one's scores into consideration. Am I wrong?


harvard, while stating they average, assuredly does not

y/s yea pretty much.. no one can say how their admissions work, they have their pick of anyone in the country; no numbers make you a lock

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Re: If you bombed the June LSAT and want to retake in October?

Postby kwais » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:45 am

Nobody averages. If they had one spot left and two candidates, 170 + 164/170, then yes, maybe the retake hurts you. Otherwise, no.

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Re: If you bombed the June LSAT and want to retake in October?

Postby cat's tail » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:46 am

SaintsTheMetal wrote:
cat's tail wrote:
SaintsTheMetal wrote:Might hurt you at YS


I thought Y=holistic, H=averaging scores, and S=taking the highest score while still taking all of one's scores into consideration. Am I wrong?


harvard, while stating they average, assuredly does not

y/s yea pretty much.. no one can say how their admissions work, they have their pick of anyone in the country; no numbers make you a lock


Oh, it's definitely good to know that H doesn't average scores anymore :) Thank you for the info!

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Re: If you bombed the June LSAT and want to retake in October?

Postby SaintsTheMetal » Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:44 am

cat's tail wrote:Oh, it's definitely good to know that H doesn't average scores anymore :) Thank you for the info!


Think of a retake just a soft factor. ie 162/170, you functionally have a 170 just with a minor negative soft for the 162 that will likely end up meaning absolutely nothing




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