Hi, I've taken the LSAT twice. In both cases I underperformed my timed, test-day condition PTs by about 6 points (I was averaging 172). I blame test-day anxiety and poor rest (on account of test-day anxiety). Despite my numbers, I was accepted to BU--a top choice, given my numbers--and offered a modest scholarship ($10k/year).
I have two questions:
Given my UGPA, how much leverage would an improved LSAT score (170+) provide me with to negotiate a scholarship increase at BU?
If I hit my PT average of 172, would my prospects change dramatically enough to justify sitting it out a year and reapplying next cycle? I've plugged in the numbers on LSP:
Penn: 32% at/below
Mich: 42% at/below
Duke: 41% at/below
NU: 40% at/below
GULC: 45% at/below
UCLA: 52% at/below
UT: 54% at/below
USC 63% at/below
Schools I can't imagine attending even if admitted have been
I get the feeling that, even with a solid test-day performance, there's no overcoming my UGPA. But--perhaps I'm expressing sour grapes.
I apologize for the hypothetical--I know this board is very hypothetical-averse. Humor me?