How do schools view multiple LSAT scores?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Tutor Bernadette Chimner discusses schools view multiple LSAT scores.

    Host: How do schools view multiple LSAT scores?

    Bernadette Chimner: Some schools will average your scores and some schools will take your highest. About two years ago, there was a change and where schools were no longer required to average your score, now they have the option. They can either average or they can take your highest. What you need to know is that statistically speaking, the schools are going to consider your average to be the best indicator of your true ability unless you write some kind of addendum arguing and explaining why that higher score should be considered. That said, when it comes to their numbers for US News & World Report and the rankings that everybody is always very concerned with, your higher score is what they're going to be able to report. So your higher score is still going to carry a lot of weight in the admissions process.