Thinking of Canceling Your LSAT Score?

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Ok! it’s done – you took the June LSAT. First, you should be enjoying the evening and eating junk food and sitting in front of a mindless tv show or movie. You should NOT be reading any law school discussion forums that are going to make you feel paranoid. You should only be reading this blog post if you are thinking about canceling your score.

If that’s why you’re here, then please take my first piece of advice: don’t make any major decisions today. There’s a reason you have six calendar days to make this decision (see LSAC for more info on canceling). Sleep on it and see how you feel over the next couple of days. That should give you plenty of time to read these helpful posts:

Blue Print Prep: Proper beers to celebrate Post LSAT life
http://blueprintprep.com/lsatblog/lsat-advice/the-proper-beers-to-celebrate-post-lsat-life/

LSAC.com: how to cancel your score
http://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/lsat-cancellation.asp

LSAT Blog: June 2011 Score release dates
http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/june-2011-lsat-score-release-dates.html

5 thoughts on “Thinking of Canceling Your LSAT Score?

  1. Gerard on said:

    Hi just a question not really germane to this post but really bothering me since taking the June LSAT. Does comparative strength(difficulty) of undergraduate institutions play a part in admissions decisions? Basically, are UGPA’s weighted the same regardless of the school?

    • Hi Gerard,
      I write about this more extensively in my book (http://www.lawschoolexpertbook.com) but here is the short answer: while the numbers aren’t weighted by LSAC, the school places a lot of weight on the caliber of the institution (who you were competing against and the grading curve, etc.) and the difficulty of your major. These are absolutely factored in.
      Ann

  2. Robert on said:

    Hi Ann
    I’m considering cancelling my June LSAT score.
    One thing I am considering is how low the score is will affect my application. 150, 155 or 160? I believe I have the chance to get 170+ next time, but this time I messed up and I think I will get around 160.
    I have done a lot of surveys but I’m still unsure whether I should cancel this score. I am afraid a ‘low’ score will affect my application result. Could you give me an advice? Thank you so much.

    • Robert, I assume you took the test overseas and that’s why you can still cancel your June LSAT. If you have no idea how you did, that worries me. Schools take the highest score (almost all schools) for their index calculation. For more about this and how multiple scores are considered, see my book chapter on this subject.

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