Feb LSAT impact on UT Law Admissions

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Feb LSAT impact on UT Law Admissions

Postby MattM » Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:04 pm

Hello,

I'm thinking of possibly taking the Feb LSAT for UT Austin law Fall 2015 cycle as a Texas resident. Is Feb LSAT too late? ......thats the only school I would really be using it for as much of the T14 it is too late for......3.55/154 ( retaking because of PT's between very high 160's and low 170's)

I'm leaning very heavily on sitting out a cycle and a Sept/Dec 2015 take.....but wanted to know if Feb LSAT for UT Fall 2015 would even be an option?

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Re: Feb LSAT impact on UT Law Admissions

Postby MattM » Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:05 pm

And if practicing in Texas.....what is the better call, T14 or UT Austin?

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Re: Feb LSAT impact on UT Law Admissions

Postby BigZuck » Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:17 pm

MattM wrote:Hello,

I'm thinking of possibly taking the Feb LSAT for UT Austin law Fall 2015 cycle as a Texas resident. Is Feb LSAT too late? ......thats the only school I would really be using it for as much of the T14 it is too late for......3.55/154 ( retaking because of PT's between very high 160's and low 170's)

I'm leaning very heavily on sitting out a cycle and a Sept/Dec 2015 take.....but wanted to know if Feb LSAT for UT Fall 2015 would even be an option?


http://www.utexas.edu/law/admissions/jd/quickfacts.php

MattM wrote:And if practicing in Texas.....what is the better call, T14 or UT Austin?


Depends on costs, career goals, and personal factors. Impossible to answer in a vacuum.

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Re: Feb LSAT impact on UT Law Admissions

Postby MattM » Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:18 pm

I know admissions will take a Feb LSAT but wether it is a smart move or not is a different question as many of the spots will be filled at the time early March comes around when the Feb LSAT scores come in

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Re: Feb LSAT impact on UT Law Admissions

Postby ballcaps » Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:36 pm

MattM wrote:...but wether it is a smart move or not is a different question...


uhh, not really. you seem to already know this, but:

yes, most schools, including UT, accept feb lsats, and yes, you will be at a disadvantage if you submit one.

are you asking how great the disadvantage is? not sure, but like you said, many seats will already be filled by march, and you're working with relatively low numbers here.

http://mylsn.info/zab8nm/

those results are restricted to february-and-later applications. as you can see, not a pretty picture.

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Re: Feb LSAT impact on UT Law Admissions

Postby BillsFan9907 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:21 pm

http://mylsn.info/r/pre-law/admissions/search/

Plug in your GPA range and expected LSAT Score score and select March application submission.

EDIT: Looks like the guy above already did it for you!

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Re: Feb LSAT impact on UT Law Admissions

Postby emkay625 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:49 pm

MattM wrote:Hello,

I'm thinking of possibly taking the Feb LSAT for UT Austin law Fall 2015 cycle as a Texas resident. Is Feb LSAT too late? ......thats the only school I would really be using it for as much of the T14 it is too late for......3.55/154 ( retaking because of PT's between very high 160's and low 170's)

I'm leaning very heavily on sitting out a cycle and a Sept/Dec 2015 take.....but wanted to know if Feb LSAT for UT Fall 2015 would even be an option?


Are you a Texas resident? If you are OOS my guess is all of the OOS seats are probably full by then. In-state is still going to be a longshot.

I would also advocate sitting out a cycle for financial reasons. You are likely looking at nil in terms of scholarships if you apply that late. If you get 170-plus, wait a cycle, apply widely, and then use your scholly offers elsewhere to negotiate with UT. We're talking tens of thousands of dollars if you wait.

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Re: Feb LSAT impact on UT Law Admissions

Postby emkay625 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:50 pm

MattM wrote:And if practicing in Texas.....what is the better call, T14 or UT Austin?


Depends on what you want to do and where you want to practice. Also depends on the debt load you'd be taking on. If you provide some more specifics, I'm happy to answer.

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Re: Feb LSAT impact on UT Law Admissions

Postby MattM » Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:52 pm

ballcaps wrote:
MattM wrote:...but wether it is a smart move or not is a different question...


uhh, not really. you seem to already know this, but:

yes, most schools, including UT, accept feb lsats, and yes, you will be at a disadvantage if you submit one.

are you asking how great the disadvantage is? not sure, but like you said, many seats will already be filled by march, and you're working with relatively low numbers here.

http://mylsn.info/zab8nm/

those results are restricted to february-and-later applications. as you can see, not a pretty picture.


Thanks I wouldn't have applied with a 154 though, so it's all based off a retake.....but doesn't make much sense at this point to go for it, since I could be wasting my second of three tries




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