Jon and Dave are back with the 8th installment in their popular Student Mailbag series, tackling the most pressing questions submitted by listeners! In this LSAT-centric episode they explain how make up tests work, the pros and cons of Score Preview, November scale predictions for the 150s and 160s, when canceling a score is most advisable, and the application review process when schools can see you’re signed up for a future test date.
0:00 – Intro. Jon and Dave catch up for one final podcast conversation before Jon heads out for a long overdue extended trip abroad.
3:50 – This week in the LSAT world. Analyzing the latest law school applicant numbers and LSAT score trends, plus a reminder about our strong slate of upcoming webinars!
13:50 – “How do the official make up LSATs work? Are they the same as the regular test week’s? Is the difficulty easier, harder, or the same?”
22:12 – “How does Score Preview work in your LSAC account? Can you see the score earlier than others before the official release date? Is it worth the money?”
30:31 – “How will the curve look on the November LSAT in the 150-155 range?”
35:42 – “Is it possible that LSAC mixed real content with experimental on the November test?”
42:24 – “I’ve taken the LSAT four times, but only did writing samples for the first two (my two most recent takes were in 2019, and my writing samples were from 2018). Am I in trouble? Will my scores still be released to the schools I’m applying to?” (additional listening: https://blog.powerscore.com/lsat/lsat-podcast-episode-15-the-digital-writing-sample/)
45:25 – “I was feeling on track to be ready for the LSAT in a few weeks, but things at work have gotten pretty insane, and I don’t know if I will have the time I thought I would to study leading up to the test. Is it better to just reschedule, or take the exam anyway and see how I do, even though I may not be able to study very much in the next few weeks?”
49:41 – “If I take the test and get below my target score, should I cancel? I have LSAT score preview for this test.”
59:38 – “Is it worth it to take the LSAT again in January but be really late in the application cycle if I feel like I can do better?”
1:08:00 – “What happens when I sign up for the January test? Do I have to tell schools I’m taking it? Will they make a decision before my January score comes out?”
1:13:46 – Outro.