To postpone or not to postpone?

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To postpone or not to postpone?

Postby kyt778 » Tue May 23, 2017 8:12 pm

Hi everyone,

New to this board but was was wondering if anyone had any advice as to whether or not I should postpone my June LSAT test.

To give a little background, I've taken the LSAT once in February but ended up cancelling because I felt like I choked the last time around. I am interested in the T13 but have a 3.53 GPA so getting a high score (172/173+) is pretty important. I've been scoring in the 170-173 range over the past few practice tests. However, I struggle a little more with the recent tests. I scored a 173, 170, and 171 for PTs 71, 72, and 74, respectively, but completely screwed up PT 73 (got a 167 - possibly due to the fact that I had gotten four hours of sleep the night before but i'm not sure) which has me super worried. Since I'm scoring slightly below my target, and I've heard that quite a few peoples' scores drop on test day, do you guys think it'd be wise to delay until September?


Thanks in advance for any input you guys might have!

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Re: To postpone or not to postpone?

Postby jdanz » Tue May 23, 2017 8:35 pm

I'd say take it since you're PT'ng near your target range, especially since there are no more limit in retakes come sept

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Re: To postpone or not to postpone?

Postby Platopus » Tue May 23, 2017 10:20 pm

You really have nothing to lose by taking in June. You are really close to your test day goal, and I'm assuming you'll at least be able to dedicate 8+ hrs of sleep the night before, so you should be pretty close to your average.

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Re: To postpone or not to postpone?

Postby kyt778 » Wed May 24, 2017 3:04 am

Platopus wrote:You really have nothing to lose by taking in June. You are really close to your test day goal, and I'm assuming you'll at least be able to dedicate 8+ hrs of sleep the night before, so you should be pretty close to your average.



Thanks so much for your advice! Chances are I am going to take it. The only thing that I was worried about is that I heard that some schools (i.e. NYU, Columbia, etc.) take the average of scores. In the case I have to take the September test (assuming I score something below my target), would the retake/cancellation (from Feb) count heavily against me?

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Re: To postpone or not to postpone?

Postby Veil of Ignorance » Wed May 24, 2017 3:58 am

kyt778 wrote:
Platopus wrote:You really have nothing to lose by taking in June. You are really close to your test day goal, and I'm assuming you'll at least be able to dedicate 8+ hrs of sleep the night before, so you should be pretty close to your average.



Thanks so much for your advice! Chances are I am going to take it. The only thing that I was worried about is that I heard that some schools (i.e. NYU, Columbia, etc.) take the average of scores. In the case I have to take the September test (assuming I score something below my target), would the retake/cancellation (from Feb) count heavily against me?

Nope, no averages.

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Re: To postpone or not to postpone?

Postby MediocreAtBest » Wed May 24, 2017 10:59 am

Take it. Get a good night's sleep, eat a solid breakfast, do some warmups and go crush it. If you're happy with your score, you're done! By not taking it you're committing to 3 more months of studying (ugh) that you might not need.



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