teampeeta wrote:drevo wrote:Jetdriver69 wrote:Will graduate Summa Cum Laude at Rice but LSAT was 162 and don't have time for another. I studied my ass off for months with 168-175 PTs but the real test didn't click.
If you really were studying your ass off and taking timed PTs under strict conditions then here would be no "not clicking" going on. If it was text anxiety that's another thing, but the end result is the same: retake. You are capable of a way better score that'll get you a (probable) full ride where you want to go.
I disagree with this. Anyone can have a rough day regardless of how much they may have studied and taken practice tests under real conditions. There are a multitude of reasons the test may not have clicked and none of them may have to do with preparation.
OP, I would retake for more options. You could try for February, but if I were you, I'd probably try to get a job and retake in June or October. As others have said, if you want UT Austin, a higher score will get you a full ride (maybe 169+). The middle of your PT range makes you competitive at HYS and would give you lots of excellent scholarship options elsewhere.
I think the point was that it had nothing to do with the test not clicking. Instead, the OP had an off day based on all prior evidence, and therefore needs to retake.
OP, you have a rare opportunity to control your destiny like few others, in that not a single school in the country is off-limits. Take that opportunity seriously, retake and enjoy the rarified air of HYS or T14 likely for free. It's a much better place to be than you are at now with your current LSAT.