Cancel 4th take?

Cancel?

Do cancel
3
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75%
 
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TexasApplicant
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Cancel 4th take?

Postby TexasApplicant » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:57 am

Just sat for Sept.

I've taken it 4 times now, increasing score each time (158, 163, 171, X).

I was really thrown off on Saturday. I'd been PTing in the 175+ range every test since June, but I would be surprised to crack 169 this time around. I didn't have my A game on this one, and I'm still not sure why.

Should I cancel or no? Schools look at the highest score, but does 4 takes change this? I'm likely applying asap with the 171, and I'm a splitter. I've heard too many retakes is a red flag, so I'm worried that schools will think my 171 is a fluke.

Edit: Some votes against cancelling - would you mind explaining? I get that there's probably a 1% chance of a higher score, but I'm still worried a drop would hurt my chances.

Lxwind
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Re: Cancel 4th take?

Postby Lxwind » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:35 pm

TexasApplicant wrote:Just sat for Sept.

I've taken it 4 times now, increasing score each time (158, 163, 171, X).

I was really thrown off on Saturday. I'd been PTing in the 175+ range every test since June, but I would be surprised to crack 169 this time around. I didn't have my A game on this one, and I'm still not sure why.

Should I cancel or no? Schools look at the highest score, but does 4 takes change this? I'm likely applying asap with the 171, and I'm a splitter. I've heard too many retakes is a red flag, so I'm worried that schools will think my 171 is a fluke.

Edit: Some votes against cancelling - would you mind explaining? I get that there's probably a 1% chance of a higher score, but I'm still worried a drop would hurt my chances.


I guess it also depends on how split and target schools?

TexasApplicant
Posts: 19
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Re: Cancel 4th take?

Postby TexasApplicant » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:54 pm

Lxwind wrote:
TexasApplicant wrote:Just sat for Sept.

I've taken it 4 times now, increasing score each time (158, 163, 171, X).

I was really thrown off on Saturday. I'd been PTing in the 175+ range every test since June, but I would be surprised to crack 169 this time around. I didn't have my A game on this one, and I'm still not sure why.

Should I cancel or no? Schools look at the highest score, but does 4 takes change this? I'm likely applying asap with the 171, and I'm a splitter. I've heard too many retakes is a red flag, so I'm worried that schools will think my 171 is a fluke.

Edit: Some votes against cancelling - would you mind explaining? I get that there's probably a 1% chance of a higher score, but I'm still worried a drop would hurt my chances.


I guess it also depends on how split and target schools?


GPA is 3.5 and target is T13, applying to NYU on down.

sillymints7962
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Joined: Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:33 am

Re: Cancel 4th take?

Postby sillymints7962 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:54 pm

Huh. I'm guessing I'm in the minority since I voted cancel. If you don't think you did well, realistically, I think it would be better to cancel just because you have such a nice upward trend going (and if you drop out of the 170's significantly this time, it would appear to be a fluke). I might be projecting though because a huge regret I have is taking my third LSAT (and not cancelling it)




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