T-14 Chances for a retaker with hope

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T-14 Chances for a retaker with hope

Postby Otisroberts » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:03 pm

I know this type of post is tired but I still would like to hear some opinions.
After a less than stellar admissions cycle, most likely going to take a year off and retake the LSAT. I have a terrible GPA (from a Tier 1 University) and am a URM. Is it worth retaking and attempting to be a splitter, or trying to transfer out of somewhere like Penn State?

Thanks for the help!

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Re: T-14 Chances for a retaker with hope

Postby ManoftheHour » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:06 pm

You'll get an unanimous "retake" cry from here.

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Re: T-14 Chances for a retaker with hope

Postby Otisroberts » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:09 pm

I am definitely leaning that way. I know I can score higher, and I realllly want to go somewhere better!

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Postby 062914123 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:11 pm

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Re: T-14 Chances for a retaker with hope

Postby ManoftheHour » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:14 pm

Otisroberts wrote:I am definitely leaning that way. I know I can score higher, and I realllly want to go somewhere better!


As a URM, that's especially true. Good luck! I recommend all the Manhattan LSAT books if you haven't tried them already. I'm currently working on my June retake and the books have been quite helpful.

Also, Bee: I love that show, but the scene in which your avatar depicts made me cringe.

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Re: T-14 Chances for a retaker with hope

Postby Otisroberts » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:16 am

2.9 gpa, 156. Scored in the mid 160's before and under performed on test day. Really don't want to settle for less and am bent on retaking.

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Re: T-14 Chances for a retaker with hope

Postby Clearly » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:23 am

Shoot high man. There is nothing those 175's can do that you can't do if you put your mind in it and take the time to master it!

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Re: T-14 Chances for a retaker with hope

Postby romothesavior » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:34 am

Retaking is far easier, far cheaper, and far more convenient than gambling on trying to transfer up. You're making the right move. A mid-high 160s score would likely get you into T14s even with that GPA. Good luck

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Re: T-14 Chances for a retaker with hope

Postby stuckinthemiddle » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:51 am

Your URM gives you an enormous advantage in admissions. This is not so in the transferring game. You will benefit enormously from a retake.

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Re: T-14 Chances for a retaker with hope

Postby Otisroberts » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:57 am

Thanks everyone, that was basically the final push I needed in making the decision!




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