rpj77 wrote:I also have a question about this. I took the test in Feb. 07, Feb. 08 (165, 164) and just blew Dec. 08 (games disaster, likely leading to a 165-166). I would like to cancel my Dec. score and take the Feb. 09 test. I understand many of you feel like I'm an idiot for thinking I can get a better score if I take it AGAIN, but, I am just wondering if they will let me?
For reference, I think my score from the first two tests are fine, but I really studied this time and did great the last 10 PTs (all 170+). Even if they were still averaging, rather than taking the highest score (which most are not) a 172 would get me from a 164.5 to a 167, or the difference between being competitive at some schools I would like to go to or being automatically rejected. My personal view is that most admissions officers at the schools I want to go to will not look at me twice right now, so I don't think I really have a lot to lose by cancelling and putting a third score on there.
How many times can I take the LSAT?
Normally, you may not take the LSAT more than three times in any two-year period. This policy applies even if you cancel your score or it is not otherwise reported. LSAC reserves the right to cancel your registration, rescind your admission ticket, or take any other steps necessary to enforce this policy. However, you may retake the LSAT if a law school to which you are applying requires a more recent score than any you have on record, or approves your retaking the test, and the school provides LSAC with written proof of its requirement no later than the last day of registration for the test.