Greetings everyone, this is my first post but I have read many posts on here. As the title says, I received a 162 on the October 2012 LSAT and a low 2.58 GPA from a regional university. I am wondering if it is worth retaking the LSAT when my average PT was a 168. My objective originally was to attend U. of Minnesota if I had a 168-170, but due to this score my reach school is U. of Illinois. I have several target and safety schools: U. of Houston, Chicago-Kent IIT, U. of San Diego, Case Western Reserve, Loyola Chicago, U. of Tenn., LSU, Michigan State, and Seattle University. If you have any suggestions about these schools or others that I should apply to please let me know. I believe I can get into some of these schools, but unsure of scholarship money, hence why I would retest. However, I am not a traditional law applicant.
I have a M.B.A. in International Business (3.3 GPA) from a regional school, first person in family to graduate with B.S. and Masters, prior Air Force National Guardsman for 6 years (which I was a meteorologist), worked 3 years in financial sector with progressive promotions and management experience, worked during all my schooling, married with no kids, and other family difficulties in which I would indicate in my personal statement.
I wonder if those soft factors would greatly assist me in being accepted and obtaining a higher scholarship. I worry if I wait to retest and score around the same or lower then I would be applying at end of December to January compared to me apply in November.
If you have any advice or guidance please let me know.
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Thank you for your advice, however, if I had to go to law school this cycle, is it worth the risk to retake the LSAT and hope for a higher score which then apply later, or should I just apply now and hope for the best with my soft factors?
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