« on: March 06, 2005, 01:33:10 PM »
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.
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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.
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 points...it 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
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.~~
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?