very helpful, thanks to all of you who posted tips!
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wow, didn't realize people were going to freak out about my comment. if you don't like "self-righteous threads with misplaced indignation" then go ahead and take your own advice, pal. DON'T READ THEM. like maddie said, its just me commenting on a pet peeve.
i dont really believe that ppl post that BS for the reasons you've listed. if you're insecure, join the club. if you don't understand or are unfamiliar with the admissions process, why the heck would you come onto a forum like this? its the blind leading the blind on here. that's like going onto a medical forum to ask what your diagnosis might be. if you really want to know, go ask the professionals. granted, there are a few people on this board that might have more knowledge or experience, but i honestly don't believe that those people are frequenting the "Pre-Law" board all that often. have doubt? check it out- http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,22.msg2147346.html#msg2147346
i do understand that nervous feeling you get right after you send in your ap's, and you start thinking to yourself, 'omg do i even have the smallest chance of getting in??'. i get that, i really do. i've gone thru it and i know it sucks (although at this point in your cycle, very few schools are accepting ap's, so i'm not sure how many ppl that applies to...).
ppl know where they have a chance of getting in, whether your scores are amazing or amazingly crappy. if you don't, then you need to do a lot more research, and FAST, cuz its almost time for applications to be sent in. if you want to apply, but aren't sure if you can get in, DO IT ANYWAYS. sure, you'll be paying another application fee, but its worth it, whether you get accepted or not. if you get in, sweet! if you get denied, at least you won't be left wondering. in fact, get ready to apply as soon as humanly possible cuz it will increase your chances of getting accepted.
the whole "179/4.0" posts are the LSD equivilent of a girl asking "am i fat?".
nah, you've got an awesome lsat score (congrats!), but while your gpa is very good, it may or may not be competetive at the top schools. i get irritated with the ppl who have almost perfect EVERYTHING and still want ppl to tell them where they can get in. you're good tho, scowl away! i'll help
yes of course your lsat score is important, but i wouldn't say its a huge chunk. a lot of schools (at least a lot that i applied to) used an index of some kind, usually factoring in your lsat + gpa and then whatever else they feel like tossing in there. lol
i wasn't aware of any new ABA policy where schools have to look at your highest score; it wasn't like that when i was applying. if that's the case, then absolutely go ahead and retest, if you think you can do better!
i don't know if i agree that if you take the lsat in oct, you'll be able to finish your aps by end of oct. the majority of schools will not consider your application completed until all information is received, which includes your new lsat score. yes, you could get your results back that fast, but personally, my results took over 8 weeks to get over to me. small disclaimer- i took the lsat a while ago, when you got your results by mail. not sure if they still do it this way.
i do believe very strongly that getting your applications in as early as possible is a great advantage. that being said, i think as long as you get your aps in before the Dec lsat takers, i think you'll be ok. personally, i submitted all my aps on the very first day possible, but i'm anal retentive. lol
if its going to delay your applications, i wouldn't bother with it. some schools do allow you to submit the rest of your ap, and then will receive your lsat score later. on the other hand, if you decide to do that, the school may not consider your ap as complete. i'd say you're better off doing your applications as early as possible instead of retaking the test. your LSAT score is only a small portion of the deciding factor.
why, oh why, do people want to post topics along these lines...
179/3.98 Where can i get in???
are you serious? go away! you can get in at almost every single school, depending on when you apply and how good your essay is. IMO, ppl post those just to brag about their score/grades.
(i'm not talking about the ppl who have more "normal" or average scores/grades.)
ah, i feel much better.