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LSAT horror stories / LSAT for general admission?
« on: April 05, 2006, 02:33:31 PM »
I have recently been advised to take the LSAT, after scoring very high in all general college admissions tests in the US (SAT, ACT, subject tests, AP, etc).  The reason for this advice is that I have been successful academically, but certain experiances in my life prevented any other sort of achievement that goes to show a well-rounded character.  It was put to me that, in light of my personal history, the LSAT may be a tool for legitimizing and conforming my experiance to the expectations of admissions officials in various Tier-1 schools.  The test I am looking at taking is in October; it will not be used for applying to law school as I will be looking to enter undergraduate studies.  Setting aside any issues that may arise regarding my preformance on the exam, are there any thoughts you might have as to the use of this test for gaining acceptance to undergraduate programs in the United States?  Being a Canadian resident, I feel two-steps behind in my conceptual understanding of the US admissions competition, even when considered in exclusion from the above question.

Thanks!

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