Multiple LSAT's?

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180asBreath
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Multiple LSAT's?

Postby 180asBreath » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:57 pm

I have taken it in October 2010 and December 2011. If I take it in December 2013, when would be the next time I could take it again?

If I apply to law schools in 2013 (for admission in 2014), would my 2010 score be considered?

Thanks

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Re: Multiple LSAT's?

Postby Nova » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:07 pm

If you take Dec 2013, you could take it again as early as Feb, cause its been 3 years since Oct 2010 already.

Generally, your highest score is all that matters

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Re: Multiple LSAT's?

Postby 180asBreath » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:21 pm

"Limitations on Test Taking
You may not take the LSAT more than three times in any two-year period. "

Ah, so, as of February, I'll only have 2 LSAT scores on my record within the last two years (if I take in December).

But which scores will be reported to schools?

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Re: Multiple LSAT's?

Postby Nova » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:25 pm

yeah I meant 2 years.

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Re: Multiple LSAT's?

Postby Nova » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:28 pm

LSAT scores are valid for 5 years. Not sure about how long they get reported for though

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Re: Multiple LSAT's?

Postby Jeffort » Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:12 am

You are fine with the limit since taking the December 2013 test will basically be your first towards the limit of three going forward. Your previous 2011 test will not be counted towards the limit come december since it will then be older than the current two years going back window. So, if you take December 2013, you can still take it two more times as soon as you want after that whether it be Feb, June, Oct, next Dec., etc.

Scores are reported by LSAC for five years to schools you apply to but some school specify that they will only consider scores from within the previous three years, so check the policies of individual schools since they vary.

Welcome back again 180asbreath, what happened with those two takes? I remember your big thread and other posts from back then. Thought I read you got something in the 160s, but not sure if I remember right.

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Re: Multiple LSAT's?

Postby wtrc » Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:15 am

Nova wrote:LSAT scores are valid for 5 years. Not sure about how long they get reported for though


Fairly certain it's Also 5 years.

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Re: Multiple LSAT's?

Postby Howl » Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:44 pm

I hear that the highest score is what counts most as well. But I have also heard that adcoms don't like it if you take it more than 3-4 times max. I think 4 is kind of pushing it, so make sure you make the Dec one count!! :)

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Re: Multiple LSAT's?

Postby 180asBreath » Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:14 pm

Thanks all!

Jeffort, I scored a 165 (several points below my PT average and considerably lower than my several >170 PT's). I was WL'd and held by most of the T14, and decided to pour more energy into my graduate studies (I'm now knocking on the door of defending my dissertation).

While I should probably just wait to take it in June, I'm going to spend the next several weeks trying to get back in shape (and improve my understanding of the test) and try to get the score I need so I can start in 2014.

Now that I know I will be able to take it in December and in June, if need be, without issue (or, at least, without having to work with a school who will help me get permission to take it a 4th time) -- I will definitely press forward and take a shot at the December test.




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