« on: July 20, 2007, 12:04:23 PM »
I guess I'm a little late, but I'll chime in anyway.
First of all, getting tier 1 with a 159 is possible, but probably only with URM status OR 3.7+ GPA. I was auto-admit at SMU with 159/3.97 and I'm not a minority, so I'm thinking if you have a 3.6 you might get in, but later in the cycle, perhaps of the waitlist. You might have a chance at Florida or Iowa too.
Second of all, if you're thinking about re-taking to make a 162, you shouldn't even re-take You should only re-take if you're 99 percent sure you can improve, meaning you should probably feel good about making at least a 165. The LSAT is fickle, you can't just turn on a switch and improve a couple points. Gear yourself for a 10 point improvement, and you might end up with a 162.
Well the highest I've scored on a practice is 167. The rest were 162's except for the first few ive ever taken. Do you think i need to consistently score in the high 160's then to retake?