Should I Cancel October LSAT? (Aiming for Boalt/UCLA/USC)

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Should I cancel October or keep the score?

Keep Oct. score and submit apps
Keep Oct. score and retake third time
Cancel Oct. score and retake third time
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Should I Cancel October LSAT? (Aiming for Boalt/UCLA/USC)

Postby EJL123 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:26 pm

Hey everyone!

Longtime lurker here. Sorry to bother you all with a similar question, but since I have less than 6 days to decide, I wanted to get some objective input from my peers whether to cancel or not. Also, whether or not I should retake the test a third time.

So I'm aiming to go to law school in California, preferably Boalt, UCLA, or USC. Doesn't matter if sticker or scholarship.

I took the LSAT once already this past June and scored in the lower end of my PTs at low 160s. My PTs have generally been in the 162-168 range. Never broke the 170 range even once in my past 10 months of studying/PTing. I usually score perfect (-0 to -1) on LG, -4 to -5 per LR section, and -5 to -6 on the RC.

Yesterday, I had the format of LR-RC-LR-LG-LR, meaning that I got an LR experimental. After I took the test yesterday, I felt pretty good coming out of LR#1, LR#2, and LG. But I'm pretty sure I got at least -7 to -8 wrong on RC and -5 to -6 wrong on LR#3. My goal coming into this test was a 165-166 to at least get my foot in the door at the California schools. However, my official prediction for yesterday's test is somewhere between 161-165.

Should I cancel or roll the dice and keep the score? Also, should I retake the test in December?

The reason why I was considering saving my "third test" until another time in the future is just in case my application cycle this year doesn't turn out the way I want, so I can have 6 months instead of 2 months to prepare for the third and final test.

Thanks for your input!
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Re: Should I Cancel October LSAT? (Aiming for Boalt/UCLA/USC)

Postby iamgeorgebush » Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:32 pm

I suggest you keep the October score and wait until you see it before you decide whether to retake. You never know...

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Re: Should I Cancel October LSAT? (Aiming for Boalt/UCLA/USC)

Postby jordan15 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:25 am

Keep the October score, continue studying, and wait until you get the score to decide whether you want to apply this cycle or wait longer to retake.

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