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Here's my question: What if I want to retake in June, even though I'm already in at some places? If I did 10 points better, I might back out and wait a year.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Benefits of retaking the LSAT?
« on: March 01, 2005, 02:29:21 PM »
I took the LSAT in Oct (161), and then retook it in Dec (165) after scoring 166-168 on practice tests.  If you are certain that you can add even a few points, then I would consider the effort worthwhile.  Despite being disappointed with my scores, I am glad that I tried again.  I doubt that I would have been admitted to UTexas or GWU with my first score.

In addition, even a couple of points can make a big difference in scholarship offers.

How did you approach studying for the retake? I'm thinking about ordering tests 40-43 and use them. (I've already completed More and Next).

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Benefits of retaking the LSAT?
« on: March 01, 2005, 12:54:42 PM »
Is it just a 'hope' that you will do better, or do you have reason to beleive you will do much better? (and 160 is not bad to begin with  ;)) Unless you tested well below your practice tests or didn't prepare much the first time or were sick the day of the test or something, it may not be worth it.
I have a friend with practice tests all 155-160 and when his score came back from the Decemeber test: 144. Ouch. But he also worked 60+ hours that week and ran a marathon he'd been training for the day after the test so he probably shouldn't have tested that day at all. In a case like that, definitely retest. If it is just a hope to raise a couple of couldn't hurt since you're already in, but do you want to spend all that time prepping and pay for the test again if you're not positive your score will raise significantly? Good luck :)

So my retake has no bearing on schools in which I've already been accepted?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Benefits of retaking the LSAT?
« on: March 01, 2005, 12:10:53 PM »
I don't think a retake would effect the schools you have already applied to. I don't think they will resend an LSDAS report again unless you request it to be sent again and pay another fee.
However, if your going to put yourslef through that hell again I would make sure I was going to score at least 10 pionts higher than the score you have, cause your score is actually nice.~~ :)

Yeah, I'm thinking that if I don't score at least a 170 I won't bother; I'd just go next fall somewhere. Some schools, however, like Northwestern, will take your higher score.

Studying for the LSAT / Benefits of retaking the LSAT?
« on: March 01, 2005, 11:36:16 AM »
I received a 160 in December. I've already gotten into some solid schools for next fall. Lately I have been toying with the idea of retaking in June, with the hope of doing substantially better (168+) and possibly shooting higher next cycle. If I retook in June, would it have any effect on schools I've already applied to? If I don't do much better, I would just go to school next fall.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Whittier
« on: March 01, 2005, 11:23:31 AM »
Richard Nixon went to Whittier as an undergrad.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In at Pittsburgh
« on: March 01, 2005, 10:47:56 AM »

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / In at Pittsburgh
« on: March 01, 2005, 10:34:34 AM »
3.5/160, out of state

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Retake the LSAT?
« on: February 28, 2005, 07:12:44 AM »
I don't think it would affect the schools that you have already been accepted to. I don't think that they would take back an acceptance in July when you get your score. As of right now, you are planning on going to Law school in the fall, right?

Yes. I wouldn't change my plans unless I hit a 170 or something. Some schools take your second LSAT.

Studying for the LSAT / Retake the LSAT?
« on: February 27, 2005, 05:37:21 PM »
If I retook the LSAT in June, would that have any sort of impact on the schools I've already been accepted to? If I did worse, for instance. I'm seriously thinking about taking it again just to see how I'd do. If I did drastically better I might take a year off and shoot higher next cycle.

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