Could retaking in February help for this admissions cycle?

olsis
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Could retaking in February help for this admissions cycle?

Postby olsis » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:13 pm

Long story short: I significantly underperformed when I took the LSAT last weekend due to being terribly sick. I basically have to apply this cycle. I am confident I could do considerably better if I retook in February. Could this help get me into schools where I will inevitably be waitlisted?

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SteelPenguin
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Re: Could retaking in February help for this admissions cycle?

Postby SteelPenguin » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:18 pm

It could, but I doubt that you "absolutely have to apply this cycle." Waiting a year sounds like it could do wonders for your law school future.

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Re: Could retaking in February help for this admissions cycle?

Postby erroneousreasoning » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:26 pm

im curious about this as well, ive heard it can get you off waiting lists, but i am not sure about being accepted generally

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Re: Could retaking in February help for this admissions cycle?

Postby Jeffort » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:46 pm

A higher score from a February test can help your admission chances for applications that are still pending decision after Feb scores are released and for getting off a waiting list.

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Re: Could retaking in February help for this admissions cycle?

Postby Nicolena. » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:00 pm

For any of you worried about applying for Fall 2014 with a February score, Harvard law just emailed me and explained they will be extending their application deadline because of so many issues with Decembers cancellation/rescheduling due to weather. Here is the link as well

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/admissions ... nes-oh-my/

Hopefully, many other schools will proceed to do the same.




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