For those of you who recently took the February 2020 LSAT, 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, make sure you finish up those law school applications. You will be late in the admission cycle (and after the deadline for some law schools), so you want to be sure to get your applications in asap (and confirm, if you haven’t already, your law schools’ deadlines to accept applications).
2. If you feel you did not do well on the exam today, you should consider cancelling your score. Please visit lsac.org for details on how to do that. Remember that there is a very short window of time to do that, though, so you need to act quickly. If you are unsure of whether you did well or not, it may make sense not to cancel your score – please feel free to contact me if you’d like to discuss it.
2. Also, don’t despair if today didn’t go so well: 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.
3. If you were not as prepared as you could have been and it adversely impacted your score, give yourself the time to fully prepare next time. Be diligent about your preparation. It may make a lot of sense to postpone law school until Fall 2021 – even if you don’t want to – in order to allow yourself the time to prepare and retake the LSAT (and take advantage of applying for early admission in 2021).
4. If you do decide to retake the LSAT, be sure you continue to prepare diligently for it.
5. Finally, don’t stress about the exam. Stressing about a test you already took will do you absolutely no good. The only thing it will do is make the next several 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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