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LSAC fourth take appeal

LSAC fourth take appeal
« on: August 17, 2014, 01:55:10 AM »
I took lsat 3 times recently with cancel-160s-160s. Underperformed in the last test and am disappointed.
The two-year rule will permit me next take next Dec.

Anyone has had success appealing to LSAC for 4th take?
I miss admission cycles for my target schools if I don't get take now. Does lsac consider it a reason for retake?

Re: LSAC fourth take appeal
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2014, 11:01:01 AM »
i don't wish to be the guinea pig for the lsac appeal  :)

so looking for suggestions on how to appeal successfully

barprephero

Re: LSAC fourth take appeal
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2014, 06:54:19 PM »
i don't wish to be the guinea pig for the lsac appeal  :)

so looking for suggestions on how to appeal successfully
I am confused over what you are appealing and why? Do you feel your score should have been higher? What was it and what do you feel it should be (and why) ?

Re: LSAC fourth take appeal
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2014, 11:55:03 AM »
I don't know if LSAC will grant an appeal, but I do think you need to consider whether there is any point in taking it again. If you've taken the test three times and have been disappointed with your score all three times, you may need to 1) accept that you're scoring within your abilities or 2) take some serious time off to prepare.

I would only consider this last option if I had some real, concrete reason to believe that I would score higher. For example, if I didn't have time to prepare, didn't take a prep class, etc. But if you properly prepared and put in the time, it's unlikely that your score is going to magically increase simply by taking the test again.

I think most people end up scoring lower on the LSAT than they hope. At some point, you just have to take what you've got and apply.

Just my two cents. Good luck with your studies. 

barprephero

Re: LSAC fourth take appeal
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2014, 03:50:35 PM »
The LSAT is multiple choice, so not a lot of grader discretion. Unless they mixed up your cards or something.

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Re: LSAC fourth take appeal
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2014, 06:06:53 PM »
rule there your protection.  sounds like need it.