rbkl wrote:BG: Asian, Male, Junior at a top 20 undergraduate business program. 2 Majors, 1 Co Major, 2 Minors
Softs: I have leadership, research, an internship at a Big Four Firm for their technology consulting arm this summer, and working on a big volunteering gig (being the national collegiate director) starting the beginning of my senior year.
GPA: 4.00 UGPA / 4.09 LSDAS GPA
** Here is my info quoted from another thread for reference.
Alright so I just took the June test, and my nerves got to me. I think I did fine for the LR LR LG sections, but RC was honestly the worst I have ever done, even on any practice exam -- except maybe the diagnostic. Apart from being super depressed, I am really seriously considering cancelling the score and retaking it in October. I think here are some important facts:
-My averages going into the test were around 175 for each practice test (even higher for PT's before #40)
-This was the worst RC ever, mostly because I was really nervous and it was the first section. I barely had time to even read the last passage. I also had a terrible night's sleep on the night before.
-I think my range will be anywhere from 165 to 171 for this test
-I know I CAN do much better in October, I am not sure if I WILL of course
-I am really only interested in going HYSCCN after I graduate, otherwise I probably would go into consulting / business (possibly try for law school again in 2 years)
-I feel like the bulk of my studying is done, I think with four more months, I can probably average closer to 180 on PT's. Of course, that doesn't mean I will completely neglect studying by any means.
-In terms of having multiple LSAT scores: Harvard, Columbia, NYU averages / Yale is holistic / Chicago takes the highest / Stanford is unreported
Soo my questions are..
1) How bad does a cancellation look? (Again, mostly in the eyes of HYSCCN) Will I need to explain it?
2) Can I still be among the very early applicants if I take the test in October? probably not for the December test?
3) The biggest reason I want to cancel is simply the fact that the majority of my target schools averages the scores, and a single bad score could create tremendous problems. Should I cancel?
Thank you so much in advanced. I have already read countless articles, which really lean to the side of not cancelling, but I think my situation is somewhat different.