Wait until Oct scores arrive to submit apps?

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IronSkadden
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Wait until Oct scores arrive to submit apps?

Postby IronSkadden » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:35 pm

Hi there,

I'm retaking the LSAT in October and wondering if I should wait until the end of Oct (when my scores are released) to send in my apps. Is the benefit of being a Sept. applicant outweighed by the first impression my current LSAT score will make?

Target schools: T14

Stats:

LSAT: 167 (retaking in Oct., believe I can increase score as my PT range topped out at 173)
GPA: 3.58
Ivy undergrad
3 years work experience (management-level) and other decent softs


Thanks for your input...

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emkay625
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Re: Wait until Oct scores arrive to submit apps?

Postby emkay625 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:37 pm

I am in a similar boat. Retaking in October and struggling with when to apply where. I'm interested to see what advice you get.

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Re: Wait until Oct scores arrive to submit apps?

Postby wtrc » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:11 pm

Similar situation here (166, 3.86 or so). I was told to wait until late October to apply, as that is still quite early in the cycle.

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DocHawkeye
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Re: Wait until Oct scores arrive to submit apps?

Postby DocHawkeye » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:14 pm

I took the LSAT only once, October of 2010 and applied when my score became available. I didn't see any action on most of my apps until after the new year and I got into all but my rarthest reach school and one I didn't really plan to attend so it seems that applying in November didn't really hurt my chances.

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Killingly
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Re: Wait until Oct scores arrive to submit apps?

Postby Killingly » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:16 pm

I'm also interested in this.

I suspect that waiting for your score/possible fee waivers makes the most sense, but everyone says to apply early...

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Re: Wait until Oct scores arrive to submit apps?

Postby fingersxd » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:04 pm

Apply early = before Thanksgiving.

Unless you are doing ED, many schools don't even start looking at apps until late October/early November. Just make sure you have everything ready to go and can just hit "send" once your Oct LSAT score arrives.


OP, T14 is a stretch with 3.58/167 (both are below median across those schools) -- you need to get that LSAT to 170, otherwise you are pretty unlikely to get T14 unless your softs are SUPER impressive.

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Re: Wait until Oct scores arrive to submit apps?

Postby bceagles182 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:06 pm

fingersxd wrote:Apply early = before Thanksgiving.

Unless you are doing ED, many schools don't even start looking at apps until late October/early November. Just make sure you have everything ready to go and can just hit "send" once your Oct LSAT score arrives.


OP, T14 is a stretch with 3.58/167 (both are below median across those schools) -- you need to get that LSAT to 170, otherwise you are pretty unlikely to get T14 unless your softs are SUPER impressive.



This. Mid-November is still very early to apply




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