3.96 (on 4.0 scale) and 165. Gunning for Vanderbilt or UVA

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Gunslinger125
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3.96 (on 4.0 scale) and 165. Gunning for Vanderbilt or UVA

Postby Gunslinger125 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:02 am

Law school numbers didn't help with my question, so I figured I'd ask here. I did a little worse than I expected on the Oct. 2012 LSAT (PTing at about 168-169, walked out feeling like I hit that, got 165 because I dropped the ball on a LR section) and I'm not sure if I'll have time to prepare for a retake in December. I really want to go to Vandy, but I'm just above their 25% number, so I'm between two options:

1) Run with my current stats and apply at the end of November/early December. I think the 165 is my only real weakness. I have law-related internships, my primary extracurricular for the past four years has been my school's undergrad mock trial program, and I feel I'll have a really strong personal statement.
2) Retake in December to get closer to their median and apply at the end of December.

Can/should I go ahead and take my shot now? Or would I be better off doing a retake and waiting until later in the cycle?

Thanks.

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Re: 3.96 (on 4.0 scale) and 165. Gunning for Vanderbilt or UVA

Postby CorkBoard » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:04 am

Retake

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Re: 3.96 (on 4.0 scale) and 165. Gunning for Vanderbilt or UVA

Postby Br3v » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:08 am

CorkBoard wrote:Retake


Yeah, a 3.96 is obviously good enough for Yale down, so if you can break 170 you are golden (as in can go anywhere)

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Re: 3.96 (on 4.0 scale) and 165. Gunning for Vanderbilt or UVA

Postby Gunslinger125 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:10 pm

Assuming I can pull my score up a few points, how much would the delay until late December hurt my chances?

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Re: 3.96 (on 4.0 scale) and 165. Gunning for Vanderbilt or UVA

Postby CorkBoard » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:36 pm

Gunslinger125 wrote:Assuming I can pull my score up a few points, how much would the delay until late December hurt my chances?

Not much.

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Re: 3.96 (on 4.0 scale) and 165. Gunning for Vanderbilt or UVA

Postby EdgarWinter » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:14 am

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