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Retaking LSAT

Retaking LSAT
« on: May 08, 2011, 07:40:21 AM »
I have already taken the LSAT twice receiving a 145 and 153 respectively while I receive low 160's regularly on self-adminitered practice tests. I think my poor scores are from a lack or preparedness. Should I retake for a third time this October before applying this fall? I have read that schools look poorly upon third tests, even if I were to get a 16* would my past scores outweigh any future test? Thanks for your help.

Julie Fern

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Re: Retaking LSAT
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2011, 09:55:49 AM »
schools also like high scores.  can get one?

Re: Retaking LSAT
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2011, 12:05:14 PM »
If you can get your score up into the 160's, it will help your application.  Schools have to report the LSAT of the students they accept.  Plan on explaining to the schools in an addendum why your last score was significantly better.  You have a better shot at every law school with 145, 153, 161 than just 145, 153.  But, if your last score ends up being 155, it will not help you. 

Re: Retaking LSAT
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2011, 02:17:02 PM »
Thank you both for your responses, I really apreciate them both.