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 Tyler2021
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Hi all,

So I am looking at applying this next cycle (2021-2022) and was wondering whether it was necessary to write an LSAT Score Addendum. My first score on the LSAT was 164 that I took in 2019. I then took the LSAT Flex a year later and was able to increase it 14 points to a 178. I don't have any compelling reason for this besides studying a whole lot more, would y'all think an addendum is necessary?

I see some schools recommend providing one, but without any special circumstances I'm not sure what I would even write.

Thanks for any input!
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 Stephanie Turaj
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Tyler2021 wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:02 pm Hi all,

So I am looking at applying this next cycle (2021-2022) and was wondering whether it was necessary to write an LSAT Score Addendum. My first score on the LSAT was 164 that I took in 2019. I then took the LSAT Flex a year later and was able to increase it 14 points to a 178. I don't have any compelling reason for this besides studying a whole lot more, would y'all think an addendum is necessary?

I see some schools recommend providing one, but without any special circumstances I'm not sure what I would even write.

Thanks for any input!
Hi Tyler,

Thanks for the post, and congrats on the awesome score increase! :)

In this instance, we wouldn't recommend an addendum. A 14-point increase is certainly significant, but without a compelling reason other than studying harder, an addendum is not really necessary. Schools will treat you as a 178, and take note of the fact that you made the improvement as the result of (presumably) hard work and dedication over a year period.

We have a blog post and a podcast with some more information about addenda that may help:
LSAT Podcast Episode 78: What’s the Deal With Addenda?
LSAT and Law School Admissions Blog: What’s the Deal with Addenda?

Thanks!

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