Contingency Plan (June) - Cancel Score or Reschedule to October?

ChillTomG
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Contingency Plan (June) - Cancel Score or Reschedule to October?

Postby ChillTomG » Mon May 18, 2015 4:58 pm

Hey guys,

I have posted here a few times before about my plan to boost my ~170 to the upper 170s by the June 8th test. Attacking LR from a formal perspective (using the Bible) is helping immensely and I foresee myself going from -3/-3 to -0/-1 by test day (RC is a different story though :shock: ).

However, if I believe in my heart of hearts than a score of 177+ simply is not possible on test day, would it be better to change my date to October now (i.e. before the change deadline), or to use the final weeks to my advantage as best as possible, and cancel my score on test day if I don't feel like the score will be in the upper 170s?

I am under the assumption that I will be able to gauge on test day how I did, and that Law Schools will see and consider a score that is low 170s, even if I boost to upper 170s in October.

Thanks!!

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Re: Contingency Plan (June) - Cancel Score or Reschedule to October?

Postby PoopNpants » Mon May 18, 2015 5:17 pm

The difference between a 170/171 and a 176/177 is just a handful of questions here and there. I don't think you should realistically set an arbitrary point where you feel like you can get a 173 but can't get a 177. It sounds like your doing well prepping so just take it in June and if you don't score as high as you want, just take it again in Oct.

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Re: Contingency Plan (June) - Cancel Score or Reschedule to October?

Postby ChillTomG » Mon May 18, 2015 5:26 pm

Thanks. Is it a big deal to a law school to see, say a 171 boosted to a 178? Meaning will the lower score adversely affect my application?

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Re: Contingency Plan (June) - Cancel Score or Reschedule to October?

Postby lsatkillah » Mon May 18, 2015 7:58 pm

^i've heard no except at Yale. Might be better off asking the admissions board

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Re: Contingency Plan (June) - Cancel Score or Reschedule to October?

Postby PoopNpants » Mon May 18, 2015 9:22 pm

From everything I've heard/read, highest score is what counts. Surely a school won't discount a 178 because the person got a 171 before




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