171/3.8 Should I retake to get $$ at T-14?

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171/3.8 Should I retake to get $$ at T-14?

Postby mydogjake » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:57 pm

I'm applying in the 2014-2015 cycle so this is a little preemptive, but I need to decide soon if I should retake. I'm a little concerned about $$ because I want to work in public interest/ state govmt (aka will not be making the big law bucks to repay loans).

Before I took the October LSAT, I was consistently PTing at 173-175. I'm wondering if I should take the test again to raise my score by a few points so I have a better chance at scholarship money at T-14 schools.

Also NYU is one of my top choices, and I feel like if I got my score up to a 173 I'd have a better chance of getting in- am I correct in thinking this?

(edit: obviously I know I'd have a better chance of getting in if I had a 173. I guess my question is do I NEED that 173 to get in as opposed to my current 171)

Thank you!
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Re: 171/3.8 Should I retake to get $$ at T-14?

Postby Kimikho » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:03 pm

since you aren't applying until next cycle, I would retake just to hit your PT averages :)

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Re: 171/3.8 Should I retake to get $$ at T-14?

Postby mydogjake » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:10 pm

thanks Scoobers! I should've added that my only concern w/ retaking is that I have not studied (nor even looked at an LSAT book) since the Oct 5th test, and the only time it would make sense for me to take the test again at this point would be Feb '14. Do people think this poses a problem?

thanks again.

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Re: 171/3.8 Should I retake to get $$ at T-14?

Postby outlawscr10 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:11 pm

mydogjake wrote:thanks Scoobers! I should've added that my only concern w/ retaking is that I have not studied (nor even looked at an LSAT book) since the Oct 5th test, and the only time it would make sense for me to take the test again at this point would be Feb '14. Do people think this poses a problem?

thanks again.


I took the test in October as well and hadn't looked at LSAT material since this week. Reading and LR haven't really been affected. I've lost some speed on the logic games but I'm not too concerned, just a bit rusty. Prepping for the Feb LSAT, fyi.

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Re: 171/3.8 Should I retake to get $$ at T-14?

Postby midwest17 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:40 pm

mydogjake wrote:thanks Scoobers! I should've added that my only concern w/ retaking is that I have not studied (nor even looked at an LSAT book) since the Oct 5th test, and the only time it would make sense for me to take the test again at this point would be Feb '14. Do people think this poses a problem?

thanks again.


Why not June, if you're not applying until next cycle?

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Re: 171/3.8 Should I retake to get $$ at T-14?

Postby mydogjake » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:59 pm

midwest 17: I am graduating in May and then most likely going on a service trip for a month.

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Re: 171/3.8 Should I retake to get $$ at T-14?

Postby 062914123 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:15 pm

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Re: 171/3.8 Should I retake to get $$ at T-14?

Postby jbagelboy » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:04 pm

You are almost definitely in at NYU as it is, but if you arent applying till 2014, certainly worth retaking just to see if you can improve.

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Re: 171/3.8 Should I retake to get $$ at T-14?

Postby mydogjake » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:01 pm

thank you everyone! your responses have been very helpful.

does anyone have an opinion about what my chances at getting money at schools in the T-14 are like with my current numbers?

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Re: 171/3.8 Should I retake to get $$ at T-14?

Postby midwest17 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:58 am

mydogjake wrote:midwest 17: I am graduating in May and then most likely going on a service trip for a month.


Ok. If you don't hit your target in February, though, definitely take again in October. You can still get applications in plenty early with an October score.

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Re: 171/3.8 Should I retake to get $$ at T-14?

Postby nothingtosee » Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:14 am

mydogjake wrote:thank you everyone! your responses have been very helpful.

does anyone have an opinion about what my chances at getting money at schools in the T-14 are like with my current numbers?


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