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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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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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.