Looking for advice on my best course of action

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2x2Matrix
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Looking for advice on my best course of action

Postby 2x2Matrix » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:43 pm

I got a 169 on the Feb 2013 LSAT. I also wrote in Oct 2012 and cancelled it. So I have 1 retake remaining.

I'm a senior, but don't plan on going to law school until the class of 2018 (so entering Fall 2015). I'll be working for the next two years at a top management consulting firm (MBB). MY LSDAS GPA will be around 4.25. My actual GPA is slightly lower as my school treats A+ as 4.30, whereas LSDAS assigns 4.33. My aim is to attend H or S. Interest in Y is not that high.

My PT range was 172-180, with a 175 average. My score was quite discouraging, especially as I felt amazing walking out of the test and my 80% confidence interval was [172,176]. My plan was to apply next cycle with the C/O 2017, and defer any offers of admission for a year to finish off my two year work stint. I've exhausted my LSAT resources - did every PT since the 20s, powerscore, Manhattan, and used the Cambridge drilling packs for the question types I had trouble with.

Given that I have 1 more retake in the next two years, I see the following two options for myself:

1) Don't retake for the time being. Apply next fall anyway with the 169/4.25 and see if I get an offer from H or S. If yes, then end of story. If not, then retake June/Oct 2014, hopefully lock in the 172+, and apply again the following cycle.

2) Retake June 2013. Hopefully lock in the 172+ right there and then. Proceed to apply in the fall with 172+/4.25, which is a lot more comfortable than the 169. Other factors to consider for June 2013 is that I will be in Europe for 2-3 weeks in Apr/May. My convocation is one week before the June LSAT, so I'll also lose that weekend.

Which option should I take? Is there another course of action I haven't considered?

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Re: Looking for advice on my best course of action

Postby 2x2Matrix » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:02 pm

Anyone? Any opinions/thoughts would be helpful.

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Re: Looking for advice on my best course of action

Postby snapdragon25 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:34 pm

I think applying with your 169 is worth a shot. See if H or S bites, and if not, there's no harm in retaking and reapplying.

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Re: Looking for advice on my best course of action

Postby amuseboosh » Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:18 pm

Personally, I think you should keep studying until probably the June before you apply, take the test then, and have all your apps in by September. Your high scoring PT average shows you have tremendous potential.




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