April 2024 LSAT – Post Mortem

For those of you who took the April 2024 LSAT, congratulations!  Here are a few things you may want to consider, regardless of how well you feel you did:

1. 2025 Law School Applications: If you plan to start law school in Fall 2025, you are in great shape! You have time to retake the exam (multiple times, if necessary), and still complete your application in time for any “early admission” deadlines (typically around November 1st). Be proactive – often times when we put something off, we forget about it and then wind up in a time crunch. If you achieve the score you want (or are satisfied with), you should plan on submitting your law school applications by November 1st or earlier so that you can take advantage of being part of the early admission cycle.

3. Cancelling LSAT Scores: If you are unsure of how you did and are debating whether to cancel your score or not, you have an important decision. If you purchased LSAC’s “Score Preview,” you can wait on the decision about whether to cancel. Feel free to email me at mark@scoreitup.com if you’d like to discuss your situation with me.

4.  Retaking The LSAT: 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 2025, you still have plenty of time to prepare and retake the LSAT. [As a reminder, the June LSAT is the last time the exam will offer Logic Games!]

5.  Prepping For Your LSAT Retake: 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.  Be diligent about your preparation. Now that you have more familiarity with the LSAT and LSAT Prep, consider what would be the best way for you to prepare again for the LSAT: buy a book, take a course, hire a tutor, take more practice exams, find a study buddy…think about which option(s) may be best for you.

6.  Don’t Stress: Finally, although you have some important decisions to make, don’t stress about it.  Stressing out is pointless – it only will make the next couple weeks of your life a lot more unpleasant, and you will get nothing in return.  Please see this ScoreItUp blog for some suggestions on how to take the stress out of LSAT Prep!

Questions?  Please feel free to email mark@scoreitup.com.  Good luck!!