Tag Archive: withdrawal

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Is withdrawal right for you?

As you get into your last week of studying before the June LSAT, you may be wondering whether you’re ready to take the test. If you decide that you’re not ready, you’re not locked in — you still have the option to withdraw your LSAT registration. Let’s talk about what that means and whether it’s right for you.

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Withdrawing from the LSAT: Nerves or Warning Signs?

Two days before I took the LSAT, I scored lower on a practice exam than I had in months. I was so mortified, I started thinking about postponing until the next test. I imagine that some of you may be facing a similar dilemma.

There’s a clear difference between common nerves and legitimate reasons to withdraw from this Monday’s exam. This post is meant to help you figure out if it is in your best interest to go forward with the June LSAT, or whether you would be better served by postponing. I am going to lay out a few clear warning signs that would warrant taking the test at a later date.

Warning Sign #1: Consistently Scoring Below Your Target

At this point, you probably have a pretty clear idea of the LSAT score you hope to achieve.

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LSAT Deadlines Abound

LSAT-related withdrawals are never fun. Be they alcohol withdrawals, from your most recent stress-induced bender, or Adderall withdrawals, from that extra boost you insist you need, or a test registration withdrawal itself, it’s important to recognize you’re not in for a walk in the park. Today we’ll be covering the last of these three, in line with our expertise and with the fact that no one here at Blueprint is in a position to throw shade at you for an enthusiastic expression of tequila appreciation.

As many of you know, today is the last day to withdraw your registration with a (partial) refund. Unfortunately, some of your fee has already been absorbed by the LSAC bureaucracy, but it’s still good to get a chunk back if you bail on the test. Note that if you decide to withdraw today you’ll need to fax this form to the LSAC, rather than mail it so that they receive it in time.

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February LSAT Deadline Weekend

Some important LSAT deadlines are coming up: the deadline to change your test center or test date is this Sunday, by midnight Eastern Time. That’s if you do it online. If you’re stuck in the 90’s and need to do it by mail, phone, or facsimile, then LSAC needs to receive your request by today. Also, if you’re stuck in the 90s, maybe it’s time to donate that flannel shirt. Somewhere there’s a hipster in need.

Let’s start with the test center change deadline. If nothing good was available when you registered for the LSAT, take a look. Maybe something better has opened up in the mean time. You’ll have to pay a $37 fee to change ($36 in Canada), but that’s well worth it if it saves you a bunch of stress on test day.

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TODAY is the Last Day to Register for the December LSAT

Hear ye, hear ye! Ye olde town crier proclaimed crappy by all!

Oh wait. I mean…

Hear ye, hear ye! Today is the last day to register for the December LSAT!

That’s right, the inexorable march of time has led us to another LSAT registration deadline. Today is not only the final day test-takers are able to register for the December administration, but it’s also the final day that anyone already registered can receive a partial refund.

We’ve already talked about what these deadlines might mean to you, but now that we’ve reached the point of no return it behooves you to really examine where you’re at in your LSAT prep.

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When Should You Postpone Your LSAT Test Date?

Breaking news: Today, at 11:59PM EDT, is the official deadline to change your LSAT test date for anyone registered for the September LSAT.

The music might have been a little dramatic, though, as it’s not as much of a deadline as it might seem. Here’s why: after today, you can still withdraw your LSAT registration. The deadline for that is September 26th, and the withdrawal method is perfectly safe and effective (at least on the LSAT). If you withdraw your LSAT registration, law schools will never know you were registered.

The music might have been a little dramatic, though, as it’s not as much of a deadline as it might seem.