If you did well, congrats!
If you didn’t do so well, I’m sorry.
If you’re ready to use your score, it’s time to finalize your list of schools. It’s good to know from the get-go which schools you’re applying to so you can familiarize yourself with each school’s application, requirements and essay prompts.
If you’re disappointed in your LSAT score, there are several options available to you. You can take the December test if you can commit the time and energy to prep hard for the next seven weeks. Not enough time or don’t have the energy? Consider spreading out your prep over the next seven months and taking it in June. You can spend less time on it per week and instead of prepping intensively, take your time to slowly absorb and master the test.
Taking it in June means that you won’t be applying to law school this year. That’s okay. Really. I meet so many applicants who believe that they have to apply to law school this year or else their life will end…or suck…or both. That is so not true!
Taking the time to get a good LSAT score, one that truly represents your potential for law school, will help you in the long run. A great LSAT score can help you get into your dream schools and it can also help you get scholarships. That means less or no debt and more choice when it comes to your future career (when you don’t have loans looming over you, you have the freedom to pursue the jobs that are right for you, rather than the ones that will pay the most bills). Isn’t that worth another 6-7 months of prep?
You have your whole life ahead of you to be a lawyer. Practice patience. Make smart decisions. Take the time to make sure you get into the law school that is right for you.
Have questions about choosing schools? Wondering if you should take the LSAT again? I’m here to help! Post your questions below and I’ll respond.
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