If you retake do you HAVE to send the 2nd score?

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DaRascal
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If you retake do you HAVE to send the 2nd score?

Postby DaRascal » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:40 pm

I feel silly for asking this because I've been here for a while, but let's say you get a 168 in June and you want to apply to certain schools with that score but you figure you need a better score to get even better schools.

What if you send apps with only the 168 in early September and then you retake in October somehow get a 164 or something and you decide not to let the schools you already applied to know about that score. Is that OK? Will they even find out?


OK maybe I didn't word this the right way. I mean is an additional report sent by LSAC to the schools you already applied to including that new score?

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Re: If you retake do you HAVE to send the 2nd score?

Postby naillsat » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:19 pm

I think LSAC will report all your scores within the past 5 years no matter what.

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Re: If you retake do you HAVE to send the 2nd score?

Postby top30man » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:24 pm

They send it but schools won't care.

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Re: If you retake do you HAVE to send the 2nd score?

Postby DaRascal » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:47 pm

Really? But what if you get a good score the first time, apply early to a school, and get in before your second score is reported but your second score is like a 130. Can't they rescind your admission and be like "We're sorry but we've made a horrible mistake."?

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Re: If you retake do you HAVE to send the 2nd score?

Postby lederhosen » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:44 pm

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Re: If you retake do you HAVE to send the 2nd score?

Postby DaRascal » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:51 pm

Well shouldn't they be concerned that admitting a student who had an abysmal 130 on a second LSAT would eventually hurt their employment statistics? I mean, you have to assume that if someone got a 130 on a second test where they were trying to perform better than they did on their first test that it'd be a red flag right? The LSAT is an indicator of how one will perform in law school right?

I know it doesn't sound realistic that someone would drop from a 160 something to a 130 on a retake but I'm just saying it could definitely happen.




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