June LSAT retake for wait list admission?

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Harry_Pluxen
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June LSAT retake for wait list admission?

Postby Harry_Pluxen » Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:19 pm

Hey all,

I have been waitlisted at University of Washington and Boston College and I'm certain that my LSAT score was the reason for this. I would retake in June to either get off waitlists this year or reapply next year with a better score.

Are people generally successful at gaining admission off of waitlists if they retake the June LSAT and perform better (5+ point increase)?

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Re: June LSAT retake for wait list admission?

Postby greenapples » Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:26 pm

Harry_Pluxen wrote:Hey all,

I have been waitlisted at University of Washington and Boston College and I'm certain that my LSAT score was the reason for this. I would retake in June to either get off waitlists this year or reapply next year with a better score.

Are people generally successful at gaining admission off of waitlists if they retake the June LSAT and perform better (5+ point increase)?


I've heard that it is highly likely that you will gain admission if you retake and perform better... but only if your increased score is within the school's range.

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Re: June LSAT retake for wait list admission?

Postby Rigo » Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:21 am

Yes. Definitely retake. You have nothing to lose.

As an aside, don't be suckered into paying sticker for these schools. Reapply next year if financial aid isn't satisfactory.

Good luck.

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Re: June LSAT retake for wait list admission?

Postby Blueprint Ben » Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:39 am

Just echoing everything that has been said here: Schools use waitlists to shore up their numbers after admits have decided matriculate elsewhere. Any increase in your LSAT score will improve your chances of being admitted off of a waitlist.

Merit aid is generally harder to come by later in the cycle, and you might not get as much off a waitlist as you would if you applied early next cycle with your improved score. So you should strongly consider sitting out if your score improves but your aid offers are low.




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