- Thu Aug 31, 2023 11:58 am
Hi! I got a 172 on the August LSAT, but I was (and still have been) scoring 174-175 on my latest PTs. I'd like to apply to T14 schools, or at least get as much scholarship money as I can from T15-25 schools, so I plan to take the September LSAT too because I think I can get 2-3 points higher. But obviously, that comes with the risk of doing the same or worse by a couple of points, too. The worst score I've gotten in a while has been 169 (my most recent PT scores, from the most to the least recent, have been: 174, 175, 175, 169, 173, 174, 171, 173, 172). Based on that, it seems unlikely that I won't improve on a 172, but there's a chance I could do worse and get something like a 169. In that case, would it look worse to admissions boards if I have a 172 and a cancellation or a 172 and a 169, which certainly doesn't indicate that I've actually been scoring around 174-175? I'm trying to decide if I should purchase the Score Preview option or not.
Also, I know they say they only look at your highest score now, but since they can see all your other scores too, I'm basing this on the assumption that having a lower second score would indicate to them that I maxed out at a 172. But please let me know if I'm misunderstanding the process with that. Thank you!