For those of you who took the March LSAT on Saturday, congratulations! Here are a few things you may want to consider, regardless of how well you feel you did:
1. If you feel you did well on the LSAT, that’s great! If you are planning on applying to law school beginning in Fall 2020, you’ve got plenty of time to work on the rest of your applications and/or retake the LSAT if for any reason you want to do so. If you are applying to a law school that accepts a very late application for Fall 2019, and have not completed your personal statement and the rest of your law school applications, then it’s time to get on that asap. You don’t want your law school application delayed at all once you receive your LSAT score (in about three weeks). We already are very late into the application cycle for Fall 2019, so you don’t want to delay at all. If all of that is already done, then there is no need to do anything now, other than sit back, relax, and let yourself enjoy some well-deserved fun over the next few weeks.
2. If you know you did poorly on the exam, it probably makes sense to cancel your score. Remember that you have a short window of time in which to do that.
3. If you are not sure how well you did on the exam, it may make sense NOT to cancel your score. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about that.
4. If you feel you did not do well, don’t despair – there is plenty of good news. The vast majority of law schools focus on your highest LSAT score, meaning there is little downside to retaking the exam. The biggest thing to do is to be honest with yourself and evaluate WHY you didn’t do as well as you could have. If you are planning on applying to law school for Fall 2020, you have plenty of time to prepare and retake the LSAT.
5. If you feel you did not do well because you were not as prepared as you could be, give yourself the time to fully prepare next time for this exam. Be diligent about your preparation. You can take the LSAT in June, July and/or September 2019 and still have your application done in time for early-enrollment for Fall 2020. Remember that the LSAT is “going digital” beginning in July 2019 – that shouldn’t change the date you take the LSAT (the substance of the exam is not changing at all)m but you want to familiarize yourself with the digital LSAT format (see lsac.org for a tutorial).
6. If you do decide to retake the LSAT, be sure you continue to prepare diligently for it. If you are interested in working with me, I offer my ScoreItUp “live” and “online” courses throughout the year, and also provide personal 1-on-1 LSAT Prep tutoring year-round.
7. Finally, although you have some important decisions to make, don’t stress about it. Stressing about a test you already took will do you absolutely no good. The only thing it will do is make the next few weeks of your life a lot more unpleasant, and you will get nothing in return. You’ve earned the right to relax a little and enjoy the rest of your day!
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