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Alright, nowwww what are my chances?

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  • furgessonfurgesson Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    Dude, did you take the June LSAT? If you notice, the most recent scale displayed on the PowerScore (not LSAC) website is for the 2002 administration- NOT the JUNE 2007 administration.

    Here: http://img502.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture1ci2.png

    If you can tell, his score would be 95.
  • tyrtyr Registered User Posts: 309 Junior Member
    Dude, I am well aware of the link you posted. You will notice that it does not reflect the percentile for the raw score.

    I do not question that his RAW score was a 95. This does not mean that he scored in the 95th percentile of test takers, simply that he answered 95 of 100 questions correctly. For this to equate to the 95th percentile, 5 of 100 test takers would have to score better than the raw score of 95. This simply did not happen on this test. The explanation on the Powerscore site is still a valid explanation of the way the scores are converted.

    Again, Dude, it is really very simple, the percentile is not the raw score, but how well he did in relationship to other test takers.

    A 174 is a really, really great score. It places him into the 99th percentile of those who take the LSAT.
  • unbelievablemunbelievablem Registered User Posts: 1,185 Senior Member
    percent correct does not equal percentile. getting 95% of the questions right doesn't mean you are in the 95 percentile. percentile doesn't refer to the amount of questions you got right -- it refers to how you did in comparison to others taking the tests. from what i can tell looking at these links, there seems to be a confusion between raw school/% right vs. percentile.

    the whole reason the raw score is converted to the 120-180 scale is to take into account variations in the difficulty of the exam -- same is true with the sat and the 200-800 scale. its called "equating" -- and standardized tests would be meaningless without it. a 174 on one test date has to mean the same as a 174 on another test date or the test is meaningless. you can argue about whether that ends up being true in reality or not -- i have no way of judging that (other than the moanings of test takers who feel for sure that they have been sighted :) )

    and as for the original question -- i'm not really sure why or what you are asking. obviously you are presenting excellent credentials on your application. no one, other than the YLS admissions office, can give you any assurance as to how likely you are to get in. just remember YLS isn't the only fine law school -- apply to others as well -- and you will likely have great success in your law school application process.
  • historybuff85historybuff85 Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
    Alright- thanks for clearing that up unbelievablem. But I do think that with the experimentation section (and the test overall) that it was more difficult than previous administrations. ;)

    I guess scholarship applications are the best way to go. Thanks everyone.
  • tyrtyr Registered User Posts: 309 Junior Member
    Do you finally realize how good a score you earned?

    You will be super competitive at any school you chose to apply to. While there are no guarantees, given your minority status I would be very surprised if you were not admitted to one or more of HYS with your combination of GPA/LSAT. I would guess that about the only way you could miss is if you write a very poor personal statement.
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