will taking the lsat in oct. be too late for early app?

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will taking the lsat in oct. be too late for early app?

Postby RodionRaskolnikov » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:30 am

I think I may need to retake in Oct to get desired score. But I want to apply early to top schools. What are the general guidelines or dates for early, normal, and late apps? Will applying in Nov after getting Oct score be normal or early to apply?

Also, if I send in my apps before taking the Oct LSAT but am signed up to take it, will they see that I'm signed up and not reject me right away assuming current scores warrant rejection, or will they wait and anticipate the Oct score?

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Re: will taking the lsat in oct. be too late for early app?

Postby guinness1547 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:55 am

If you have the rest of your applications done and ready to submit as soon as scores are released you'll be fine.

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Re: will taking the lsat in oct. be too late for early app?

Postby Jeffort » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:58 am

The answer to your question in the thread subject title is NO. October scores are released in time to apply for EA/ED.

If you already have a reported LSAT score and submit all the required application materials and have paid the associated fees etc. before release of October scores if you retake and want the schools to consider that score, just let them know in writing so they will wait for it to be released before making a decision.

Applying in October, November to December and having your applications complete in that time range is early in the cycle, so you have nothing to worry about. Meet the EA/ED deadlines of the schools you are applying to (late October to November depending on the school) and you will be an 'early bird'. Even if you don't make the EA/ED deadlines with everything you will still be way ahead of most applicants. Make sure your personal statement and other writings are well polished before your applications go complete for review.

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Re: will taking the lsat in oct. be too late for early app?

Postby RodionRaskolnikov » Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:52 pm

Jeffort wrote:The answer to your question in the thread subject title is NO. October scores are released in time to apply for EA/ED.

If you already have a reported LSAT score and submit all the required application materials and have paid the associated fees etc. before release of October scores if you retake and want the schools to consider that score, just let them know in writing so they will wait for it to be released before making a decision.

Applying in October, November to December and having your applications complete in that time range is early in the cycle, so you have nothing to worry about. Meet the EA/ED deadlines of the schools you are applying to (late October to November depending on the school) and you will be an 'early bird'. Even if you don't make the EA/ED deadlines with everything you will still be way ahead of most applicants. Make sure your personal statement and other writings are well polished before your applications go complete for review.


Thanks. This is a lame question but I'll ask anyway. Am I allowed to apply to some schools earlier than others or do I do it all at once with a single click of a button? Can I apply to let's say U of Michigan and U of Penn and other lower T14 since I'll have a good shot with the GPA and LSAT and "early bird" application, but save some of my application to CCN and HYS for after I get my Oct retake (assuming this score doesn't surprise me with a 170+)?
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Re: will taking the lsat in oct. be too late for early app?

Postby theprophet89 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:37 pm

RodionRaskolnikov wrote:
Jeffort wrote:The answer to your question in the thread subject title is NO. October scores are released in time to apply for EA/ED.

If you already have a reported LSAT score and submit all the required application materials and have paid the associated fees etc. before release of October scores if you retake and want the schools to consider that score, just let them know in writing so they will wait for it to be released before making a decision.

Applying in October, November to December and having your applications complete in that time range is early in the cycle, so you have nothing to worry about. Meet the EA/ED deadlines of the schools you are applying to (late October to November depending on the school) and you will be an 'early bird'. Even if you don't make the EA/ED deadlines with everything you will still be way ahead of most applicants. Make sure your personal statement and other writings are well polished before your applications go complete for review.


Thanks. This is a lame question but I'll ask anyway. Am I allowed to apply to some schools earlier than others or do I do it all at once with a single click of a button? I got a 161 last time and I know I could do better. I didn't do my best this time but I'm guessing it should be at least 165, maybe 167 (I was PTing in low 170s). My GPA beats 75 %tile at all schools. If I get the upper 160s LSAT, can I apply to let's say U of Michigan and U of Penn and other lower T14 since I'll have a good shot with the GPA and LSAT and "early bird" application, but save some of my application to CCN and HYS for after I get my Oct retake (assuming this score doesn't surprise me with a 170+)?


You were testing in the low 170's and wrote a 161?

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Re: will taking the lsat in oct. be too late for early app?

Postby RodionRaskolnikov » Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:21 pm


You were testing in the low 170's and wrote a 161?


I was PTing in the upper 160s, close to 170, when I got the 161. After the test, the PTs went up to an average of 171/172.

I don't know what happened because in February they don't give out the scantron or the test. The only thing I got was the score, the percentile, and the essay I wrote.

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Re: will taking the lsat in oct. be too late for early app?

Postby ilovelawtays » Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:44 pm

RodionRaskolnikov wrote:

You were testing in the low 170's and wrote a 161?


I was PTing in the upper 160s, close to 170, when I got the 161. After the test, the PTs went up to an average of 171/172.

I don't know what happened because in February they don't give out the scantron or the test. The only thing I got was the score, the percentile, and the essay I wrote.


The above means you weren't PTing in the low 170s before you took the test, then.

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Re: will taking the lsat in oct. be too late for early app?

Postby RodionRaskolnikov » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:23 pm

ilovelawtays wrote:
RodionRaskolnikov wrote:

You were testing in the low 170's and wrote a 161?


I was PTing in the upper 160s, close to 170, when I got the 161. After the test, the PTs went up to an average of 171/172.

I don't know what happened because in February they don't give out the scantron or the test. The only thing I got was the score, the percentile, and the essay I wrote.


The above means you weren't PTing in the low 170s before you took the test, then.


Yea, I know. I was before this June test, but not before the one before.




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