appind wrote:Llamas wrote:
Well, there was a previous poster in this thread who mentioned they got a JS1 with like a 170/165 verbal quant split.
I wouldn't read into the quant percentile too much. I think you also have to consider the combined percentile; so what is a 335/340 (170+165) in terms of percentile? I imagine it's really high. But since GRE doesn't report these combined percentiles we don't know.
Spivey answered my question regarding the GRE. He said he doesn't even know if schools are completely certain on how the USNWR incorporates the GRE. He said he'll have someone call and ask. There are 3 possibilities right now for people with both an LSAT and GRE:
(1) USNWR takes only the higher percentile score. This is obviously the most lenient scenario where it helps everyone with both an LSAT sand GRE score. But this would be contingent on the GRE (secretly) releasing the combined percentile so that an adequate comparison between LSAT and GRE can be made.
(2) USNWR considers only LSAT if you have both GRE or LSAT. This favors people like myself who have a superior LSAT. But if this is the case, why would HLS require people to report random GRE scores? Maybe for data collection...
(3) USNWR considers both. But this opens a can of worms in terms of their rankings calculus. So does a candidate with both scores have their percentiles averaged? Or does the USNWR have a separate LSAT and separate GRE statistic, and such a candidate would influence both stats? If it's the latter, this creates a scenario where you can now be a double splitter, where you bring down LSAT and/or GRE medians. But then this would incentivize some people to take both LSAT and GRE so that they have both a 175+ and a 335+ combined GRE. But this directly contradicts the spirit of HLS's pilot program in terms of alleviating burden of test.
i'm not sure if Q score wouldn't matter, it seems hard to justify picking only a section of the test score as an admissions policy. i think there are deeper reasons for GRE score program this year that specifically serve the school's interests than what's public rn.
i took gre w/o any prep long ago, it's a cakewalk compared to lsat. wondering if retaking gre makes sense now.
I completely agree that Quant score WILL matter. When I said I wouldn't read into the percentile too much, I meant that I wouldn't try to equate the Quant 97th percentile to the LSAT 97th percentile. I meant more that I would think Harvard doesn't necessarily care about the Quant percentile by itself, but more so in the context of the combined percentile. Like someone can get away with a 168 on Quant if they got extra two points on the Verbal. Kind of how like admissions currently don't care if you got minus 1 on the RC or LG on the LSAT. I feel like they will care more about GRE combined than individual sections. But that's just my speculation.