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I scored a 159 on my LSAT about a year and a half ago. I had been scoring mid to high 160s on PTs, I think typical test day factors got to me (nerves, didn’t sleep well, etc). I have since realized that I was making certain studying mistakes as well— I barely spent any time on RC because I had heard it was very hard to improve. On test day, it was my worst section by far. 

Upon hearing that this application cycle is more competitive, I am now considering writing the LSAT in February. I am currently taking a gap year and only working part-time, so I have lots of time to study. I am currently using the Manhattan Prep RC book, and I already feel better about RC.

My stats are 3.4 cGPA, 3.83 L2, and 159 LSAT. I applied in the access categories due to illness in first year. All of the schools I have applied to accept the February LSAT— but am I at any disadvantage to do so? Open to any advice you guys have!

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I don't think there is any disadvantage in doing so. I would definitely rewrite because your cGPA isn't great. which schools are you considering?

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11 minutes ago, TennisFan123 said:

I don't think there is any disadvantage in doing so. I would definitely rewrite because your cGPA isn't great. which schools are you considering?

I applied to Ottawa, Queens, Western, Dalhousie, Windsor and Osgoode (I know the last two don’t accept February LSAT, but I’m less drawn towards those schools anyways)

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Ottawa:

We strongly recommend that you write the LSAT by November 2020. The Admissions Committee will hold for the January scores. However, the results of the February LSAT will not be available until late March. Your application remains incomplete, and we will not evaluate it, until all documents, including the LSAT results, are received. Writing the LSAT in February may therefore prejudice your chance of admission.

Western:

The LSAT is required. LSAT scores from June 2016 to February 2021 are acceptable. However, we strongly recommend that you write the LSAT by November 2020.

 

Even if a school will look at February scores, there will be fewer spots available by the time those scores are released in March. 

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