3.77/157 Is it time to retake?

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kweehunt
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3.77/157 Is it time to retake?

Postby kweehunt » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:13 am

I just got my score back yesterday and I'm a little disappointed. My range in practice tests was between 157 and 163, it just sort of sucks to hit the bottom of that. I won't be applying until the 2012-13 cycle and I'm still in undergrad. I should be able to bring my GPA up to a low 3.8 after the spring and summer semesters end. Should I just go ahead and retake in June? The schools I'm looking at and their Law School Predictor estimates are below.

Minnesota: Weak Consider
Boston University: Deny
Boston College: Deny
William and Mary: Weak Consider
North Carolina: Consider
Fordham: Deny
Washington & Lee: Weak Consider
Georgia (I'm a resident of Georgia): Weak Consider
Maryland: Consider

Thanks

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Davidbentley
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Re: 3.77/157 Is it time to retake?

Postby Davidbentley » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:20 am

Yes, absolutely retake and with your GPA you ought to seek to score well enough that you won't need to apply to any of those schools you listed. My unsolicited extra advice would also be to take some time after Undergrad to do things besides Law School.

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Doorkeeper
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Re: 3.77/157 Is it time to retake?

Postby Doorkeeper » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:58 am

Retake is the only option here.

kweehunt
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Re: 3.77/157 Is it time to retake?

Postby kweehunt » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:55 pm

What score should I realistically be aiming for on my practice tests then?

EDIT: To clarify, is the 163 that was the top of my pretesting range going into this test an acceptable score based on the "must retake" idea?

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Tiago Splitter
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Re: 3.77/157 Is it time to retake?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:46 pm

kweehunt wrote:What score should I realistically be aiming for on my practice tests then?

EDIT: To clarify, is the 163 that was the top of my pretesting range going into this test an acceptable score based on the "must retake" idea?


A 163 requires missing 20 or more questions. Why settle for that?

Congrats on the awesome GPA. Now go get a matching LSAT.

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travman90
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Re: 3.77/157 Is it time to retake?

Postby travman90 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:48 pm

Realistically you have 3 test options left before the next cycle is completely out (June, October and December). Aim for June, but honestly there's no reason you can't hit 170s, so if you're not in that range, don't take it and wait for october and you can still apply for 2012-2013 cycle. There's really no reason not to take that extra time to master this test.




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