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I just spoke to admissions councilors at 3 schools.
« on: June 06, 2007, 01:50:25 PM »
I asked them how they rate the scores of accommodated tests vs regular scores. And what did they say?  NO I wouldn't be at a disadvantage because they are compared equally with the other scores, meaning they would be regarded the same as any other.

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Re: I just spoke to admissions councilors at 3 schools.
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2007, 02:05:17 PM »
I asked them how they rate the scores of accommodated tests vs regular scores. And what did they say?  NO I wouldn't be at a disadvantage because they are compared equally with the other scores, meaning they would be regarded the same as any other.


Anna Ivey says this is true:

"As an applicant, purely for admissions purposes, you're likely better off applying with a higher accommodated score than a lower unaccommodated one."

http://www.iveyfiles.com/2007/05/more_on_standar.html
quid leges sine moribus vanae proficiunt?

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Re: I just spoke to admissions councilors at 3 schools.
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2007, 08:40:13 PM »
The question is, are you better off with an unacommodated score or an equal accomodated score?

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Re: I just spoke to admissions councilors at 3 schools.
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2007, 08:41:15 PM »
I asked them how they rate the scores of accommodated tests vs regular scores. And what did they say? NO I wouldn't be at a disadvantage because they are compared equally with the other scores, meaning they would be regarded the same as any other.

You mean admissions officers don't admit to discriminating?  Amazing.

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Re: I just spoke to admissions councilors at 3 schools.
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2007, 11:46:45 PM »
kinda what I was thinking  as far as admitting it ;D

I dont know if they do it or not, but they definatly are not going to admit it either way.

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Re: I just spoke to admissions councilors at 3 schools.
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2007, 09:24:10 AM »
what is an accomodated score mean???

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Re: I just spoke to admissions councilors at 3 schools.
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2007, 09:46:44 AM »
what is an accomodated score mean???

If you can demonstrate a condition or disability of some kind that will impact your test taking, you can take the test with special accommodations. For example, if you are severely dyslexic you could take the test with extra time or with someone who will bubble for you, or both. (Or at least that's my understanding).

I wonder if maybe having an accommodated score puts more emphasis on your GPA, given that your LSAT score won't be "counted" by the ABA in the same way.