September LSAT Registration Question

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September LSAT Registration Question

Postby 20170322 » Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:00 pm

So, because I'm an IDIOT, I didn't register for the LSAT in time to take it at my home university. Due to this, the closest testing center is roughly one hour away (assuming no traffic).

Two questions:
1) Do spots open up for busy testing sites? If so, should I wait it out?
2) Is this worth bumping my test date to December? I'm PTing in the mid to high 170's, and I feel ready, but I don't want any reason to do poorly on test day. I plan on applying in the Fall, but if need be I can do a 4th year at college and sit out another cycle.


Thanks for the help/pardon my neuroticism.

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Re: September LSAT Registration Question

Postby darthlawyer » Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:40 pm

theres no waitlist option ?

they will make another room with enough folk on the wl i think.

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Re: September LSAT Registration Question

Postby pterodactyls » Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:39 pm

SweetTort wrote:Two questions:
1) Do spots open up for busy testing sites? If so, should I wait it out?
2) Is this worth bumping my test date to December? I'm PTing in the mid to high 170's, and I feel ready, but I don't want any reason to do poorly on test day. I plan on applying in the Fall, but if need be I can do a 4th year at college and sit out another cycle.



1. I don't think there is a "wait list" per se. If I were you, I would register for the farther site now and keep checking back. If a spot opens up at the more convenient location, you can switch your testing site for a fee. The fee is $90, which is a lot, but would probably be worth it to save driving an hour on test day. Also, if you get close to test day and don't feel ready you can always postpone to December for a $90 fee. But if you don't register now and all the seats fill up at the other location too, you'll be SOL.

2. Personally I would not advise pushing back to December because of an hour drive. This year's cycle was not kind to late applicants, and those who applied in October often made out much better than those who applied in January. I certainly wouldn't attend college for an extra year because of it - that just sounds like a waste of tuition money (and lost wages). If you're ready to graduate, graduate.

Also, how much does it cost for a hotel room? $150? You're talking about postponing your life for a year and spending tens of thousands of dollars on extra tuition - why not just pay for a hotel room if you're that worried about it? Plenty of posters on TLS have stayed in hotels the night before the LSAT, either to be closer to the testing center or to get away from noisy roommates.



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