151/3.9

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Komaliie
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151/3.9

Postby Komaliie » Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:38 pm

Hey guys,

I was very disappointed after seeing my LSAT score yesterday, a mere 151. I don't know what my next step should be.
Should I cancel my score?
Should I retake it?
Should I take my chances?
I am currently a junior at GMU with a GPA of 3.9.
When I was in high school I also got the average score, somewhere in the 1500s and yet i almost have a 4.0 in college.
Should I write an addendum?
I was hoping to get in GM Law School but after seeing their lowest accepted LSAT score as 158 I am not sure anymore =/

Thanks!!

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Lomax
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Re: 151/3.9

Postby Lomax » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:09 pm

Without URM status or some crazy softs, you won't get into GM or other upper-midrange Tier 1s. Addendums don't work. I would say cancel and retake, given your GPA (which would indicate that you are a fairly intelligent individual), but the fact that you're apparently consistently doing poorly on the LSAT (including practice tests) leads me to believe that such a course of action may be futile. Have you properly studied for the LSAT? Have you taken many practice tests, or just a couple? What is your absolute highest score on a practice test?
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gustrock
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Re: 151/3.9

Postby gustrock » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:10 pm

You time to cancel has ceased.

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Lomax
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Re: 151/3.9

Postby Lomax » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:13 pm

gustrock wrote:You time to cancel has ceased.


No matter; most schools that would consider applicants scoring in the 150s take the highest score without considering lower ones.

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Re: 151/3.9

Postby Veyron » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:35 pm

How did you get a 3.9 and a 151. Did you go to a college with lots of grade inflation or something?
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Komaliie
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Re: 151/3.9

Postby Komaliie » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:54 pm

I am south Asian and a female. I took a 100 hour prep class and was consistently getting 158/159 on the prep tests. Because I had a makeup exam I ended up studying extra. I don't know what went wrong on the day of the Test. I know I had messed up on the LG section but thought I did pretty good on the others.
Maybe it's the test that's my weakness.
I currently attend George Mason University in Va. Their grade scoring system is consistent.

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Re: 151/3.9

Postby lawschoolstudent85 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:56 pm

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Re: 151/3.9

Postby Veyron » Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:00 pm

Consistant =/= no grade inflation. Just goes to show why the LSAT is important I guess.

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Re: 151/3.9

Postby Lomax » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:00 pm

Komaliie wrote:I am south Asian and a female. I took a 100 hour prep class and was consistently getting 158/159 on the prep tests. Because I had a makeup exam I ended up studying extra. I don't know what went wrong on the day of the Test. I know I had messed up on the LG section but thought I did pretty good on the others.
Maybe it's the test that's my weakness.
I currently attend George Mason University in Va. Their grade scoring system is consistent.


Retake. Definitely retake. And if you fail next time, retake again. You can get a score in the high 150s. Be patient; it will come. Do not apply anywhere until you have achieved an acceptable score.

By the way, being South Asian probably won't do anything for you.

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Re: 151/3.9

Postby Komaliie » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:27 pm

Lomax wrote:
Komaliie wrote:I am south Asian and a female. I took a 100 hour prep class and was consistently getting 158/159 on the prep tests. Because I had a makeup exam I ended up studying extra. I don't know what went wrong on the day of the Test. I know I had messed up on the LG section but thought I did pretty good on the others.
Maybe it's the test that's my weakness.
I currently attend George Mason University in Va. Their grade scoring system is consistent.


Retake. Definitely retake. And if you fail next time, retake again. You can get a score in the high 150s. Be patient; it will come. Do not apply anywhere until you have achieved an acceptable score.

By the way, being South Asian probably won't do anything for you.


thanks! your comments really helped me! i will sign up for the june LSAT and hopefully will have better luck the second time around!

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Re: 151/3.9

Postby Lomax » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:40 pm

Komaliie wrote:thanks! your comments really helped me! i will sign up for the june LSAT and hopefully will have better luck the second time around!


Glad I could help. Best of luck; let me know how it goes.




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