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LovingLaw89

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URGENT - Death in family- taking December test
« on: November 15, 2011, 09:11:46 AM »
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Thank you everyone for their advice, this helped me alot in planning.

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Re: URGENT - Death in family- taking December test
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2011, 09:58:44 AM »
Can you take it in February?  If so, I would definitely delay it.

LovingLaw89

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Re: URGENT - Death in family- taking December test
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2011, 10:22:09 AM »
It's too late to change dates but I wrote them a letter so I might just have to withdraw and not get my $ back.

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Re: URGENT - Death in family- taking December test
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2011, 08:16:05 PM »
Does anyone know I have a chance applying with FEB scores?

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Re: URGENT - Death in family- taking December test
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2011, 01:13:33 AM »
I'm sorry for your loss.

Applying this cycle with a February score significantly reduces your chances at any school worth attending. If December's not an option, taking in June and applying next fall may be the best way to go.

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Re: URGENT - Death in family- taking December test
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2011, 06:54:46 PM »
december test be hardest ever.

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Re: URGENT - Death in family- taking December test
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2011, 11:04:47 PM »
Months of studying and looking forward to a date - i have no choice but to take it as im hoping to get admissions for 2012.

You should revisit this idea while your emotions from the grieving process progress because you do have a choice.

Life is filled with unexpected events and circumstances that interfere with how you planned and hope things will go. You have to make adjustments along the way since nothing will ever go perfectly according to plan.

If you are able to refocus and achieve practice test scores that are in your goal range during the last week leading up to the December test (On fresh PrepTests you have not been exposed to before and take under honest/strict test-day simulated conditions), go ahead and take it.  If not, reconsider your plans and maybe withdraw your LSAT registration. You have until midnight the day before the test to do that so that nothing shows up on your CAS report and it does not count towards the three times in two years LSAT rule. 

It is not the end of the world if you have to postpone applying to law school for one year.  You should only take an officially administered LSAT when you are in proper condition to achieve the highest score you are capable of since the reported score has enormous influence on your admission chances to quality schools. 

My condolences about your loss.  Experiencing the death of a loved one sucks and takes time to get over.