- Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:57 pm
Congratulations on such a great score! With your GPA, you have a great chance at a top school, but a few extra points could make you stand out. It is true that you could score lower a second time, but I don't think it's likely to hurt you. Now if you take the test 10 times to try to get a 180, that might make you look a bit intense! But if I were an admissions officer and I saw a 174 then a 173, I would think that shows commitment and drive. In my experience, schools don't care as much about extra scores as they used to because their primary concern is their LSAT median.
Either way, get in your app as soon as you think it's ready. If by the time you get your new score they haven't accepted or rejected you, they may just hold onto your app for a few months while they see how the rest of the class fills out. Adding a higher score could be what pushes you over the edge during that "limbo" period.
Hope that's helpful, and good luck!