3.75 at Ivy, 167, strong softs. Chances? Retake?

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Re: 3.75 at Ivy, 167, strong softs. Chances? Retake?

Postby inthebeginning » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:39 am

flem wrote:
inthebeginning wrote:And what is the evidence of it NOT being true?


Here, and filter your search by multiple retakers


If you do that one user for 2011-2012 shows up.

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Re: 3.75 at Ivy, 167, strong softs. Chances? Retake?

Postby top30man » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:43 am

inthebeginning wrote:
flem wrote:
inthebeginning wrote:And what is the evidence of it NOT being true?


Here, and filter your search by multiple retakers


If you do that one user for 2011-2012 shows up.

Here's a more simple explanation: Lsn dovetails very nicely along straight lines. Logically, if schools actually care about this, you would see more variance among similarly numbered applicants. I took the lsat three times and yet my cycle perfectly correlated with people on Lsn that reported only taking once and people who had a worse retake. As nova said, usnwr rules all and they do not require schools to disclose the average LSAT score or any similar criteria.

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Re: 3.75 at Ivy, 167, strong softs. Chances? Retake?

Postby acrossthelake » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:09 pm

Either way, a 167 173 looks better than a 167.

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Re: 3.75 at Ivy, 167, strong softs. Chances? Retake?

Postby soj » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:49 pm

inthebeginning wrote:
Nova wrote:
TMC116 wrote:
inthebeginning wrote:But what happens if he retakes and pulls a 165?


Nothing


top30man wrote:It won't matter. Schools only care about the highest score.


TITCR. Basically no down side except lost time/cash. The upside could be exponential.


The Michigan Admissions blog has a post saying it could ruin an otherwise flawless application. What if you are currently at median. How do you know they really just look at the best?

How convenient that schools like Michigan would try to discourage students at their LSAT median from retaking. After all, a 169/173/3.8 is tougher (i.e. more expensive) to attract than a 169/3.8.




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