LSAT Absence

AAyala
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LSAT Absence

Postby AAyala » Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:06 am

Greetings Everyone,

Today I signed in to withdraw my registration on LSAC, however, it wouldn't let me because the deadline was at midnight EASTERN time. I live in California. Now I feel unprepared and don't have many options. I was wondering if anyone had input on not showing up all together? I heard a single absence is over looked and less harmful than a cancel or bad score. Can someone please shed light on this.

Also, I won't be apply until next cycle. This is largely due to financial reasons.

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Cicero76
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Re: LSAT Absence

Postby Cicero76 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:51 am

Absences are not cool. Just go, take the test., and if you feel like you didn't crush it then cancel your score. That easy. Still counts as one of your 3 tries though.

AAyala
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Re: LSAT Absence

Postby AAyala » Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:10 am

Exactly. I'd rather have one absence and it not take one of my three tries than have a cancellation and have only two left. A cancellation, from what i've heard, is viewed slightly worse by admissions because it's a way of signifying that you did bad; whereas, I can explain what happened via an addendum with this absence (ie. not that I "flaked", but I didn't know LSAC operated on EST. time).

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Re: LSAT Absence

Postby Icculus » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:56 am

Wormfather wrote:
AAyala wrote:Exactly. I'd rather have one absence and it not take one of my three tries than have a cancellation and have only two left. A cancellation, from what i've heard, is viewed slightly worse by admissions because it's a way of signifying that you did bad; whereas, I can explain what happened via an addendum with this absence (ie. not that I "flaked", but I didn't know LSAC operated on EST. time).


That looks worse. "I didn't know the ck editions of the Agreement..."


If you're not ready then an absence is better than a cancel since a cancel will use up one of your chances. A single absence is not going to break your application if you do very well. Though in your explanation I would blame it on getting sick or something, not that you didn't read the agreement. Though I'm not sure you would even need to send an addendum if you crush the test.

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Re: LSAT Absence

Postby banjo » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:20 am

Icculus wrote:
Wormfather wrote:
AAyala wrote:Exactly. I'd rather have one absence and it not take one of my three tries than have a cancellation and have only two left. A cancellation, from what i've heard, is viewed slightly worse by admissions because it's a way of signifying that you did bad; whereas, I can explain what happened via an addendum with this absence (ie. not that I "flaked", but I didn't know LSAC operated on EST. time).


That looks worse. "I didn't know the ck editions of the Agreement..."


If you're not ready then an absence is better than a cancel since a cancel will use up one of your chances. A single absence is not going to break your application if you do very well. Though in your explanation I would blame it on getting sick or something, not that you didn't read the agreement. Though I'm not sure you would even need to send an addendum if you crush the test.


I don't think you should do the bolded. Actually, don't write an addendum at all.

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Re: LSAT Absence

Postby Icculus » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:32 pm

banjo wrote:
Icculus wrote:
Wormfather wrote:
AAyala wrote:Exactly. I'd rather have one absence and it not take one of my three tries than have a cancellation and have only two left. A cancellation, from what i've heard, is viewed slightly worse by admissions because it's a way of signifying that you did bad; whereas, I can explain what happened via an addendum with this absence (ie. not that I "flaked", but I didn't know LSAC operated on EST. time).


That looks worse. "I didn't know the ck editions of the Agreement..."


If you're not ready then an absence is better than a cancel since a cancel will use up one of your chances. A single absence is not going to break your application if you do very well. Though in your explanation I would blame it on getting snick or something, not that you didn't read the agreement. Though I'm not sure you would even need to send an addendum if you crush the test.


I don't think you should do the bolded. Actually, don't write an addendum at all.


I think not writing an addendum is probably the best course of action. I gues my point was if he does write an addendum he should not specify why, but just refer to "circumstances beyond my control" or something like that.

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Re: LSAT Absence

Postby boblawlob » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:13 pm

AAyala wrote:Exactly. I'd rather have one absence and it not take one of my three tries than have a cancellation and have only two left. A cancellation, from what i've heard, is viewed slightly worse by admissions because it's a way of signifying that you did bad; whereas, I can explain what happened via an addendum with this absence (ie. not that I "flaked", but I didn't know LSAC operated on EST. time).


Ignorance of the law is not excusable.

In other words, I wouldn't write that statement in the addendum.




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