Should You Cancel Your LSAT Score?
My phone has been ringing off the hook this weekend. Everyone wants to know – Should I cancel my LSAT score?
The good news is that in today’s law school admission landscape, the highest of mulitiple LSAT scores is the one that matters. As a result, there is very little reason to ever cancel a score.
The Answer is YES if:
1. You completely screwed up. Did you mis-bubble? Leave a whole section blank? Get violently ill in the middle of the exam? Fail to finish a significant portion of a section?
2. Getting the score would be so demoralizing to you that you would be unable to live with yourself.
3. You already have one LSAT score that you’re happy with and you’re pretty sure you did worse this time and you don’t want to have to explain it in your application.
The Answer is NO if:
1. You are absolutely sure you want to go to law school in Fall 2008. Pinning all of your hopes on the December LSAT is dangerous. What if it goes even worse?
2. You want to apply early decision and/or early notification.
3. You’re hoping to take advantage of the rolling admissions process and get things underway early.
4. You’re not sure how you did but you didn’t absolutely panic or anything.
5. You made a slight error, were unable to finish a question or two, but nothing out of the ordinary happened.
Coming this week: What to do while you’re waiting for your LSAT score.
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Ann Levine is the author of the best selling law school admission guide book: The Law School Admission Game and made admissions decisions at two ABA-approved law schools. In 2004 she founded Law School Expert and has helped thousands of applicants navigate the tough process to get into law school.
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