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Re: Non-trad LSAT Scores for June 2006
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2006, 02:31:41 AM »
Anyway, we've got this move to NC coming up in exactly two weeks. I'm going to focus on that now, work on getting settled once down there and then revisit the LSAT issue, and probably retake in September or December.

Good luck with the move.  I was going to suggest you retest after your original post, so I am glad you are considering it.  I did so poorly my first attempt at the LSAT I cancelled the score.  The second time I really felt less anxious and scored right in the middle of the range I had in my practice tests. 

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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2006, 02:34:06 AM »
I actually did pretty good this time around -- 171. YAY! 
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Re: Non-trad LSAT Scores for June 2006
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2006, 03:08:50 PM »
Try applying early decision if you know you want to go to school at one top choice.  Let them know that they are your #1.  Sometimes that can give you a boost.

Good luck!
Here's how it went for me for Fall 2006 admission:
168/3.67
In: Emory($$), UGA ($), W&M ($$), GW($)
Waitlisted:American(W), UVA (W)
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Re: Non-trad LSAT Scores for June 2006
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2006, 04:26:26 PM »
Try applying early decision if you know you want to go to school at one top choice.  Let them know that they are your #1.  Sometimes that can give you a boost.

Good luck!

if you want to apply early decision,
does that just consist of checking a box for ed?

do they start accepting apps earlier for ed?
could you apply ed to your top two choices?

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Re: Non-trad LSAT Scores for June 2006
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2006, 04:42:52 PM »
It varies based on the school, but you have to apply early decision, check the box to do so, and get it in before the ED deadline.  Some schools have a thing like early decision, but it is binding.  That is, if they let you in, you agree to withdraw from all other schools and put down your deposit at the early school.  This is the proof that they are your first choice and thus deserving of a boost.  Other schools will give you the boost just for applying early and you can apply to more than one school early.  Read the fine print since it varies.

If you are borderline and they don't want to admit you early decision, most schools notify you and say they will then consider you with the regular applications.
Here's how it went for me for Fall 2006 admission:
168/3.67
In: Emory($$), UGA ($), W&M ($$), GW($)
Waitlisted:American(W), UVA (W)
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=aerynn

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Re: Non-trad LSAT Scores for June 2006
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2006, 05:38:02 PM »
Virginia and below certainly.  I'm not sure about above UVA.  Splitters are unpredictable.  You could get in off a waitlist at some very top schools, even if you don't get in initially.  High LSAT splitters seem to fare well on waitlists.
Here's how it went for me for Fall 2006 admission:
168/3.67
In: Emory($$), UGA ($), W&M ($$), GW($)
Waitlisted:American(W), UVA (W)
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=aerynn

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Re: Non-trad LSAT Scores for June 2006
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2006, 12:18:34 AM »
I took it last October and I got a 160 after blowing part of my best section. Don't let your score get you down. I cried and cried and was depressed for a while as I did so much better on practice tests. But I got into University of Baltimore with a full scholarship. The school might not have a high ranking but it is a very good school, IMO, regionally. There are a lot over undervalued schools out there.

158.

The damn thing kicked my ass. I was consistently practicing around 163-165.

Irony of ironies: Logic games was my best section after always being my weakest.

My initial reaction is "F*ck that! I KNOW I can do a lot better." But part of me is thinking: "Why bother? Maybe my worse-than-expected performance is a sign that law is not the path I am supposed to take."

You can still get into a good school with that score.  I got a 159 when I took it last year and had similar feelings to what you're expressing now..I cried my eyes out, in fact.  
Don't get too down on yourself.  Lots of people underperform on the LSAT.  T14 might not be a realistic option for you, but if your main priority is to be a lawyer, then a lower T1 or T2 will suffice.  Many schools in that range have excellent regional reputations and might even throw some scholarship money your way (that was my experience).