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3.0/144

Postby bsmash » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:39 pm

Hey everyone. I have applied to Barry, Nova Southeastern, and, St Thomas (miami). I know my Lsat score is fairly awful. If there is no chance of me getting into one of these schools this year I plan to retake the test. That said, any chance of me getting in anywhere? I have seen a mix of wait listed rejected and accepted on different sites.

Thanks for your time

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Re: 3.0/144

Postby Mce252 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:44 pm

The odds are against you based upon those schools' past averages. Are you sure you want to go to law school?

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Re: 3.0/144

Postby bsmash » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:49 pm

I do, truth be told me LSAT score shocked me. During my prep course I was scoring in the low 150s so i'm thinking the best option may be for me to retake the test.

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Re: 3.0/144

Postby TatteredDignity » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:51 pm

Refreshing to see someone get to "retake" on their own before everyone else chimes in.

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Re: 3.0/144

Postby Mce252 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:52 pm

Retaking is definitely your best option. You need at least ten points to have a decent shot at a T4. Even then, being restricted to a T4 school is not good, especially if you're financing your education.

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Re: 3.0/144

Postby bsmash » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:56 pm

What kind of score do you think I would need to get out of the T4 range... 160?

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Re: 3.0/144

Postby d34d9823 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:57 pm

bsmash wrote:What kind of score do you think I would need to get out of the T4 range... 160?

Go here: http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com/wp-co ... ograms.htm

Edit: or here, depending on the range of schools : http://www.lawschoolpredictor.com/wp-co ... ograms.htm

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Re: 3.0/144

Postby Sashicola » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:12 pm

If you do retake, make sure you get the power score bibles and start reviewing why EVERY wrong answer is wrong. I did that and jumped 5 points into the 160s on practice tests

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Re: 3.0/144

Postby Stonewall » Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:47 pm

Sashicola wrote:If you do retake, make sure you get the power score bibles and start reviewing why EVERY wrong answer is wrong. I did that and jumped 5 points into the 160s on practice tests


powerscore is great, i did kaplan and it worked (everyone is different) but just put the time in and you will improve a lot

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Re: 3.0/144

Postby Aion222 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:21 pm

I have a 3.4 cumulative undergrad score and got a 142. I'm definitely considering retaking it either June or October for the 2012 cycle. I'm not sure what's the best option (of either months) to take it.

Thanks.

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Re: 3.0/144

Postby rocon7383 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:26 pm

Aion222 wrote:I have a 3.4 cumulative undergrad score and got a 142. I'm definitely considering retaking it either June or October for the 2012 cycle. I'm not sure what's the best option (of either months) to take it.

Thanks.


I would definitely recommend retake, and definitely recommend October. June is soon. Prep the WHOLE summer, take a course, invest in breaking 160. You'll save yourself thousands and thousands of dollars in scholarships.

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Re: 3.0/144

Postby Aion222 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:39 pm

rocon7383 wrote:
Aion222 wrote:I have a 3.4 cumulative undergrad score and got a 142. I'm definitely considering retaking it either June or October for the 2012 cycle. I'm not sure what's the best option (of either months) to take it.

Thanks.


I would definitely recommend retake, and definitely recommend October. June is soon. Prep the WHOLE summer, take a course, invest in breaking 160. You'll save yourself thousands and thousands of dollars in scholarships.


Okay, thanks. I have the Powerscore books on hand as well as some practice tests. Is there anything else I should consider for studying?

Thanks again.

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Re: 3.0/144

Postby rocon7383 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:44 pm

Aion222 wrote:
rocon7383 wrote:
Aion222 wrote:I have a 3.4 cumulative undergrad score and got a 142. I'm definitely considering retaking it either June or October for the 2012 cycle. I'm not sure what's the best option (of either months) to take it.

Thanks.


I would definitely recommend retake, and definitely recommend October. June is soon. Prep the WHOLE summer, take a course, invest in breaking 160. You'll save yourself thousands and thousands of dollars in scholarships.


Okay, thanks. I have the Powerscore books on hand as well as some practice tests. Is there anything else I should consider for studying?

Thanks again.


I'm a fan of courses(good ones) because they give you a schedule and pace to adhere to, plus some of the teachers are really good. Although it can be done on your own. The one reservation I have is your low first try. Are you really sure you can make a huge leap on your own? It might be worth it to spend the 1G on a class. If you excel, you'll make it back in scholarship money and/or a better school.

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Re: 3.0/144

Postby Aion222 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:59 pm

rocon7383 wrote:
Aion222 wrote:
rocon7383 wrote:
Aion222 wrote:I have a 3.4 cumulative undergrad score and got a 142. I'm definitely considering retaking it either June or October for the 2012 cycle. I'm not sure what's the best option (of either months) to take it.

Thanks.


I would definitely recommend retake, and definitely recommend October. June is soon. Prep the WHOLE summer, take a course, invest in breaking 160. You'll save yourself thousands and thousands of dollars in scholarships.


Okay, thanks. I have the Powerscore books on hand as well as some practice tests. Is there anything else I should consider for studying?

Thanks again.


I'm a fan of courses(good ones) because they give you a schedule and pace to adhere to, plus some of the teachers are really good. Although it can be done on your own. The one reservation I have is your low first try. Are you really sure you can make a huge leap on your own? It might be worth it to spend the 1G on a class. If you excel, you'll make it back in scholarship money and/or a better school.


I did actually take an LSAT course twice (not a Kaplan or Princeton one) and it was face to face. I believe I got the low score due to the fact I could not sleep the night before because of nerves. Are Kaplan or Princeton classes recommended? Thanks.

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Re: 3.0/144

Postby rocon7383 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:08 pm

i like manhattan lsat and Powerscore. But i'm no authority.

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Re: 3.0/144

Postby red_alertz » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:13 pm

you have a good GPA, i think 150's score u could get some Tier 2 schools

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Re: 3.0/144

Postby uzpakalis » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:39 pm

retake or don't go, seriously.

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Re: 3.0/144

Postby handlesthetruth » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:41 pm

bsmash wrote:Hey everyone. I have applied to Barry, Nova Southeastern, and, St Thomas (miami). I know my Lsat score is fairly awful. If there is no chance of me getting into one of these schools this year I plan to retake the test. That said, any chance of me getting in anywhere? I have seen a mix of wait listed rejected and accepted on different sites.

Thanks for your time

Please retake/don't go to law school

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Re: 3.0/144

Postby handlesthetruth » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:43 pm

red_alertz wrote: you have a good gpa, i think 150's score u could get some Tier 2 schools



? Wut

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Re: 3.0/144

Postby Grizz » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:45 pm

Retake or don't go.

But if you do end up choosing between Nova or Barry, I suggest this thread.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=123722

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Re: 3.0/144

Postby TJISMYHERO » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:46 pm

Study your ass off with powerscore. I mean seriously devote a large portion of your week (20+) hours simply working through the bibles. Extra time on the weekend for full length timed practice tests. Check out http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/ for scheduled studying, if that's something your interested in. I raised my PT test score 19 pts in 5 mo. hardly slept b4 the test and still scored well enough to get into T1 schools. Good luck.

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Re: 3.0/144

Postby adt231 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:43 pm

bsmash wrote:Hey everyone. I have applied to Barry, Nova Southeastern, and, St Thomas (miami). I know my Lsat score is fairly awful. If there is no chance of me getting into one of these schools this year I plan to retake the test. That said, any chance of me getting in anywhere? I have seen a mix of wait listed rejected and accepted on different sites.

Thanks for your time


Definitely study, study, study, for the LSAT and then study a bit more. I think you should do this even if you snag an acceptance or two this round. Good luck!

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Re: 3.0/144

Postby firemed » Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:51 pm

Retake.


I had the same GPA and an LSAT in the mid 160s. With that I was able to secure scholarships in the T2 and get into schools in the lower T1.


Powerscore FTW.




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