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williamgazillion

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Anyone recommend this?  I'm fairly certain I can score higher, and I've been accepted to one of my backups elsewhere.  Is the trouble worth it in an attempt to improve my file?  It's been some months since I've looked at an LSAT question.  The school in question is Southwestern in Los Angeles.  The waitlist is not ranked, they will re-review the applications as spots open up, and the list itself goes on till August (a week before school starts to be exact).

I was waitlisted with 2.9/154.

Thanks.

williamgazillion

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Good question.  I need to ask.

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Doesn't seem to say on the website, but if they did, should I go for it?

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Only if you are willing to study because if you don't you will end up with about the same score.
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williamgazillion

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I gave Southwestern a call, and they pretty much gave me the green light.

I'm a little bummed that the closest testing center is in Stockton (I'm right outside of Los Angeles).  Nonetheless, I'm pumped and ready to study!

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I'm going to do it - I just signed up for the June 6th LSAT.  The only problem is that I won't have much time to study.  I'm busy with school now and I'm not graduating until May 21, so I won't have time until then.  I'm hoping that I'll have a more relaxed state of mind since I've already taken the test once in the real situation and I'm already in at some schools.

Anyone recommend this?  I'm fairly certain I can score higher, and I've been accepted to one of my backups elsewhere.  Is the trouble worth it in an attempt to improve my file?  It's been some months since I've looked at an LSAT question.  The school in question is Southwestern in Los Angeles.  The waitlist is not ranked, they will re-review the applications as spots open up, and the list itself goes on till August (a week before school starts to be exact).

I was waitlisted with 2.9/154.

Thanks.

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Definitely take a shot at retaking the LSAT in June. I know a number of schools that have recommended this tactic to its waitlisted students and it will show your waitlisted school that you are committed to attending if an offer is extended to you. If you score worse, you still have the school you are accepted at so you really aren't losing anything (unless scholarship offers are made after your June LSAT score or if your score is contingent on something in your acceptance).
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williamgazillion

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Wow!  I thought I was crazy for doing this.  But I think it's crazy to have to drive 500 miles to get to my testing center.  Will have to get a hotel/motel for the night.

I like that the test is at noon and on a Monday.

soupnazi

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i might possibly join this club.  I haven't thought about the LSAT in over 6 months though, I'm going to bust out some material and see how I feel tomorrow.