Oct: 162 Dec: 174. Need Addendum?

hyang1021
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Oct: 162 Dec: 174. Need Addendum?

Postby hyang1021 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:45 pm

Hi I am not sure if I can post this in this forum, but I really need your help

I scored 162 in the Oct 2012 LSAT, but I just got my score and it says 174... I am so grateful but at the same time, it is such a huge boost that I am a bit worried that law schools will not like it. Should I write an addendum? I had a monstrous fever when I took it in Oct 2012, but I'm not sure if they will care..

Again, I apologize in advance if this is not the right forum to ask this question.

Please help!
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Re: Oct: 162 Dec: 174. Need Addendum?

Postby Doorkeeper » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:54 pm

It's not really going to matter either way, but feel free to write one if you're feeling anxious about it.

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Re: Oct: 162 Dec: 174. Need Addendum?

Postby Poo-T » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:52 pm

I'm in a similar boat
159 to 170

Wasn't sick the first time. I just failed.

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Re: Oct: 162 Dec: 174. Need Addendum?

Postby dowu » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:10 am

Nah, they really don't give a shit.

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Re: Oct: 162 Dec: 174. Need Addendum?

Postby wtrc » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:17 pm

Congratulations!!!

No addendum, you're fine. Not from personal experience, but I asked a bunch of people this question in the past and the answer was almost always no for most schools, unless there was some actual unique circumstance (death in family, whatever)

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Re: Oct: 162 Dec: 174. Need Addendum?

Postby hyang1021 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:36 pm

Thank you so much guys for your help!! You guys are awesome!

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Re: Oct: 162 Dec: 174. Need Addendum?

Postby Jeffort » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:26 pm

Read the application materials for the schools you apply to carefully. Some schools do state that they 'invite' applicants with multiple LSAT scores that are significantly different (8+ points) to submit a brief addendum to explain the substantial difference in earned test scores.

For most schools, if they do not specifically ask for or 'invite' one for this type of circumstance, it will probably not matter if you do not, a 174 speaks for itself. However, as an applications golden rule, if a school asks for something or invites it under certain circumstances, they want it and it's better to be safe and give them what they want rather than blow off something they have asked from you.

Your addendum would be easy, short and simple. A few lines of text at most. "I was ill with a fever when I took the October 2012 LSAT. My December 2012 LSAT score is a more accurate reflection of my true abilities."




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