treeborn wrote:LSDAS GPA: 3.9
LSAT Score: 1 cancel, 163 (Oct 2010--waiting on hand scoring)
URM Status: Not URM
UG Institution: University of California, Los Angeles
Work Experience: none post-college
Soft: Summer Judicial Extern for an LA County Superior Court Judge during undergraduate, Resident Assistant for 2 years in undergrad, interned at large pro-bono firm in LA
Regional Preferences: none
Targets/Reaches. Berkeley, UVA, Cornell, Duke, Michigan-- UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt
During September, my PT average was a 173, across about 15 tests. Should I seriously consider retaking in December? I felt pretty great about the October test, but it seems I overestimated my performance significantly. I'd be pretty saddened to have it happen again that way.
Thanks for your help.
Berkeley, UVA, Cornell, Duke, Michigan, UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt
If you are averaging a 173, I would seriously consider a retake. You need to figure out why you scored 10 points below your PT average, and address it if you do retake. Don't just study in the same way.
If you really want those schools on your list you should retake. If you don't mind aiming slightly lower, you could keep your score. But it is unlikely you will get in to any of those schools with your current LSAT score.