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chances at UofT law and should i retake? [3.65, 3.8, 165]

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my best 3 GPA is a 3.8 (using OLSAS conversion) 

cGPA is a 3.65 

 

I know that uoft looks at B3 though..

 

 

and my LSAT is 165

 

Should i retake the lsat in Dec? 

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I'd say you're in the pool of competitive applicants with those numbers. Rewriting probably won't hurt, at the same time a 170 won't guarantee you admission, and a lower score could (potentially) hurt your chances.

 

I suspect (from being here and knowing people) that the admissions process is more holistic than people think. They do a really good job of getting a lot of people in who have really interesting backgrounds. I think there is a fairly substantial pool of people with competitive numbers, and not all get in, it's not a simple index process like some other places, despite what some think about the 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 thing.

 

So if you want to rewrite you can, but I think it might be a bit of a risk. You're numbers are sufficient to gain entry, and a higher score could help you. The flip side is that a lower score might hurt you, and if the adcoms like what you bring to the table a higher score might not matter either way.

 

Hope this helps, best of luck!

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I'd say you're in the pool of competitive applicants with those numbers. Rewriting probably won't hurt, at the same time a 170 won't guarantee you admission, and a lower score could (potentially) hurt your chances.

 

I suspect (from being here and knowing people) that the admissions process is more holistic than people think. They do a really good job of getting a lot of people in who have really interesting backgrounds. I think there is a fairly substantial pool of people with competitive numbers, and not all get in, it's not a simple index process like some other places, despite what some think about the 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 thing.

 

So if you want to rewrite you can, but I think it might be a bit of a risk. You're numbers are sufficient to gain entry, and a higher score could help you. The flip side is that a lower score might hurt you, and if the adcoms like what you bring to the table a higher score might not matter either way.

 

Hope this helps, best of luck!

 

Thanks :) that's really helpful.

 

I'm pretty good at gauging how I did when writing a test, so I think what I would do if I felt I did worse would be to cancel my score. Would a cancel also have a negative impact?

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Thanks :) that's really helpful.

 

I'm pretty good at gauging how I did when writing a test, so I think what I would do if I felt I did worse would be to cancel my score. Would a cancel also have a negative impact?

Im not sure if they can see cancelled scores. Keep in mind that while they can see all scores they say they place emphasis on the highest one.

 

If you were PTing in the 170s maybe rewriting isn't such a bad idea, as I think a higher score may help.

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