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I just received my LSAT-Flex scores from the April exam and I did not do as well as I had hoped. I got a 157, it could always be worse but I just feel like I could do better. I studied very hard for about 5 months but I never actually paid for any hands-on classes or tutoring or anything so I am thinking maybe my self-study plan was not as effective as I previously thought. My plan was to apply this coming fall to try and get an acceptance straight out of college but now that my score is not where I want it to be at I am considering taking a gap year, working in a law firm for that year, and perhaps paying for high-quality tutoring/class services that I feel could help me increase my score? I am considering this route because I have worked really hard to get a high GPA (3.97) to be competitive when applying to top schools. With a 157 it would be kind of silly to apply to some of the schools I had in mind as this is so far below their median scores.
I guess overall what I am asking is should I still apply in the fall but just to schools that are much lower on my list that I have a better chance at with this current score, or should I take the chance and do a full gap year of working and preparation in order to try and improve my score so it matches my GPA more and I am not so much of a splitter?
Also, I know that many people are suggesting taking the June test because it is the last flex but I simply do not think I will be able to improve my score much in such a short amount of time and I am comfortable waiting and taking a test with an extra section if that is the route I ultimately choose.
Thank you to everyone at the PowerScore team! The Logic Games Bible and all of your podcasts have helped me tremendously in the way I think about law school and the LSAT and I love reading through these forums for advice!