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Re: HCCN: 50%-75%GPA, median LSAT 1st take; 2nd take: cancel?

Postby wiz » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:56 pm

gottago wrote:Don't want to out myself, so let's consider each school in isolation.

That is, for H alone, pretend I have a 173 and 50-75 GPA
For CLS, 171 exactly, and 50-75 GPA
and so on.

i.e., I have a 169, 173, or somewhere in between. This way, when we pretend I have a 170, I don't get any "don't cancel if you're aiming for H".
This isn't a hypo. I have a real LSAT score and my GPA is in those ranges.

2nd take: didn't get a lot of sleep, first LR was a blur. went on cruise mode in a bad way, didn't carefully scrutinize anything. rest of the test was better but not optimal. 50/50 chance I start with -2 in the other 4 sections, not counting LR1. LR1 could be really bad.

The thing is, I already have a competitive score for CLS let's say. 171->cancel, 171->172, and 171->lower all look bad.

I'm asking: If HCCN care about retakes, is it better to just cancel and stick with an exactly median LSAT, or stick it out and hope I get slightly higher?


Your highest score is all that matters. Stick it out. 171 and 169 isn't gonna hurt you, but 171 and 172 will help.

Also, wtf is this. Give your LSAT score and GPA (or at least a narrower range) if you want helpful advice in the future. You're not gonna out yourself because you're not in law school, and no one gives a shit.

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Re: HCCN: 50%-75%GPA, median LSAT 1st take; 2nd take: cancel?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:18 pm

I don't know what's happening here, but don't cancel if you think you might have actually done better than last time around.

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Re: HCCN: 50%-75%GPA, median LSAT 1st take; 2nd take: cancel?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:30 pm

Yeah just roll with it. It sounds like you did pretty well and are in a position where a few of those 50-50 questions will determine whether you did better or worse. It's worth finding out.

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Re: HCCN: 50%-75%GPA, median LSAT 1st take; 2nd take: cancel?

Postby twenty » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:56 pm

You have no reason to cancel. Unless you feel like you got a 165 or lower, keep it.

Also, wtf, Harvard gets like 3000+ applications a year. You're not going to out yourself, and even if you did, no one cares.

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Re: HCCN: 50%-75%GPA, median LSAT 1st take; 2nd take: cancel?

Postby MoMettaMonk » Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:00 am

Reading this OP felt like reading an unnecessarily confusing experimental LR question. It seems apparent that no one cares if you score slightly lower, but everyone cares if you score even a point higher. Wait a day or two so that you can clear your head and then if you still want to cancel go ahead, but I personally see no reason to.

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Re: HCCN: 50%-75%GPA, median LSAT 1st take; 2nd take: cancel?

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:04 pm

gottago wrote:an HCCN admissions rep is coming to my school soon. should I ask him there what to do in my situation and how he would view 172->cancel vs 172->171, 172->174? btw I didn't actually get 172. i'm just using it as an example.

how should I phrase the question? it seems like he'd need to know how I did, but I don't want to be like oh by the way I got a 172.

Should I just say. I already have a score above but really close to your 50th percentile? or is that still bad?


I would avoid talking this much about the LSAT at all

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Re: HCCN: 50%-75%GPA, median LSAT 1st take; 2nd take: cancel?

Postby twenty » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:14 pm

the nervous energy in this guy.

it reminds me of that scene from The Departed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvnfb8UkgDE

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Re: HCCN: 50%-75%GPA, median LSAT 1st take; 2nd take: cancel?

Postby midwest17 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:21 pm

This thread delivered.

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Re: HCCN: 50%-75%GPA, median LSAT 1st take; 2nd take: cancel?

Postby echamberlin8 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:04 pm

Why would one worry about "outting" themselves if they are applying to law schools?

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Re: HCCN: 50%-75%GPA, median LSAT 1st take; 2nd take: cancel?

Postby francesfarmer » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:24 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
gottago wrote:an HCCN admissions rep is coming to my school soon. should I ask him there what to do in my situation and how he would view 172->cancel vs 172->171, 172->174? btw I didn't actually get 172. i'm just using it as an example.

how should I phrase the question? it seems like he'd need to know how I did, but I don't want to be like oh by the way I got a 172.

Should I just say. I already have a score above but really close to your 50th percentile? or is that still bad?


I would avoid talking this much about the LSAT at all

+1

I think 172/cancel is about the same as 172/171 in that they both <<<<<<<< 172/174. Ride it out. Also go pop a xanax and play some video games bro

Edit: to try to answer the unnecessary and convulted hypothetical you've set up for some reason, if you're at both medians, you're in a good position. So don't cancel. Schools have very little motivation to pay attention to a second, lower LSAT score, especially this cycle.




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