Retake 172?

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Amerision
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Retake 172?

Postby Amerision » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:52 pm

Long story short -- am junior with 172 LSAT, applying Fall 2018. Obviously want best chances for admission and I know a few more points would really lock me in and so I was thinking about retaking in June. Difficulties -- have taken almost every LSAT (except the September and December of this year), my average was about a 171 while practicing, I won't have an insane amount of time to prep next semester, and I haven't really looked at the exam since June (though I'm sure given a few weeks I could get back into it).

I know that schools take the highest score, but I feel like there must be a slight advantage that comes with getting a good score the first time. I am worried that there's a chance I'll score lower on my next exam. My heart's not really too into it either, but I also don't like the idea of leaving something on the table.

So, yeah. My question is -- worth retaking at 172? GPA is 4.0, below average/average softs (law firms over summers, scholarship funded by very well known law firm, good LoRs).

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Re: Retake 172?

Postby MercW07 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:59 pm

Impossible to know without knowing your career aspirations/dream schools.

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Re: Retake 172?

Postby Amerision » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:59 pm

MercW07 wrote:Impossible to know without knowing your career aspirations/dream schools.


HYS or full/near full ride Duke/UVA/Upenn.

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Re: Retake 172?

Postby SomewhatLearnedHand » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:00 pm

I think you're going to get mostly yes's from people here. Just a one point increase gets you a whole lot more $ at the CCN level and almost locks you into one of H or S. Also depends on your goals / what schools you are looking at

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Re: Retake 172?

Postby chargers21 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:03 pm

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I mean, you're probably going to crush it either way but of course a higher score will give you more security

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Re: Retake 172?

Postby Amerision » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:04 pm

SomewhatLearnedHand wrote:I think you're going to get mostly yes's from people here. Just a one point increase gets you a whole lot more $ at the CCN level and almost locks you into one of H or S. Also depends on your goals / what schools you are looking at


That's what I assumed. I'm just not sure where to start tbh. I'm okay with studying again but what materials do you use when you've used almost everything?




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