LSAC vs LSP

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beautyistruth
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LSAC vs LSP

Postby beautyistruth » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:10 pm

I realize that both predictors are not set-in-stone guarantees. That said, LSAC and LSP seem to give splitters dramatically different results. Inputting a 175 and 3.70 into LSAC gives me, for example, a 30% chance of acceptance to Cornell. The same numbers into LSP gives me an admit, which they set at an 87% chance. The same is largely true for other schools of the same caliber... LSP give predictions that are significantly more optimistic than LSAC. Can anybody who has been through a cycle, or who knows anything more about this discrepancy help me out?

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Re: LSAC vs LSP

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Re: LSAC vs LSP

Postby beautyistruth » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:21 pm

Fair enough, thanks. I did notice that LSN tends towards LSP's predictions. I guess part of me is just curious as to why LSAC is so... pessimistic, for lack of a better term.
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Re: LSAC vs LSP

Postby TheThriller » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:35 pm

beautyistruth wrote:Fair enough, thanks. I did notice that LSN tends towards LSP's predictions. I guess part of me is just curious as to why LSAC is so.. pessimistic, for lack of a better term.


I wouldn't hold much credence to LSP or LSAC predictor numbers. If you check out LSN you will see a fair number of applicants out perform their LSP numbers. If you are splitter (like myself) then LSP it useless.

Hope this helps!

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Re: LSAC vs LSP

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Re: LSAC vs LSP

Postby beautyistruth » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:44 pm

Yes, that does. Thank you!
Nova, that is a great resource.

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Re: LSAC vs LSP

Postby LSATSCORES2012 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:57 pm

I do wonder how LSAC calculates their chances.

I'm well above both 75th percentiles at Notre Dame, but LSAC only gives me a 50% chance. That is, saying that I have a 50% chance, when my numbers put me above at least 80% of accepted individuals. It's very strange.

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Re: LSAC vs LSP

Postby justicefishy » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:21 pm

I had between a 4% and 10% chance to get into each of the schools I got into with LSAC's calculator. Worthless thing that. :D




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