For those of you gearing up for the December LSAT, listening to my podcast/Blog Talk Radio show “Last Minute Tips for LSAT Takers” is the best 45 minutes you’ll spend this week.
Click here to listen to the Blog Talk Radio Show while online or download it at iTunes as a podcast under the name “Law School Expert.”
Next week, it’s time to get started on the application materials – but for now, it’s all about getting yourself in the right mental state to take the LSAT and do your best on it. This week is not about learning anything new or increasing your score, it’s about keeping yourself calm, collected, and ready to prove what you can do.
Thank you Ann for this well-timed post! I love how informative this show is! It definitely helps to hear advice from experts in this field!
I got done with the LSAT a few hours ago and I am wondering if I should cancel my score. This was the fifth time I took the test. The first time I got slightly below the median, cancelled the next two scores, then scored a 156. I was shooting for around 160 ( I may have gotten lower than my previous score), because my GPA is slightly below a 2.5. Should I cancel my score and apply to part-time programs?
I am worried that if I drop from the score I have right now (especially with my LSAT) that It will hurt my future chances of getting admitted to a good school.
Of course, I don’t know where you’re planning to apply so I can’t comment on your competitiveness or whether you should apply part time. Only you can judge your likelihood of this score coming back lower than the 156, and if so how much lower. But unless something drastic happened on test day or you’re applying to schools that still average multiple scores, there’s not a lot of advantage to canceling. You need to honestly evaluate your chances with the current LSAT scores and your schools list and then decide whether to cancel; if you do, one advantage is that you can go ahead an apply now (as opposed to waiting for the December score).
P.S. You don’t have to decide now. You have a few days to think about it so be sure you’re not making the decision out of panic and exhaustion. Good luck!
Correction! My iTunes podcasts are under “Blog Talk Radio: Ann Levine”