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Please help w/ situation, and also when do DAT scores expire?

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Law2Med83

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You should read the sell-by date on your DAT score. In your case, it's expired twice already for all schools. Given your absense from the sciences for law school, you should take this year to really study for the DAT and break 18 by necessity. You should apply for the 2010 cycle. Not this cycle.
 

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The scores are never expired (you can't use them after certain time, but they are kept in records) and they will be sent out together with new scores.

And there is a new rule that you can't take DAT more than 3 times. If you want to take more, you need to get permission from ADA. Thus, this upcoming take may be the last one for ya.
But, I'm not sure about your case since you took tests before the new rule was established.
 

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The scores are never expired (you can't use them after certain time, but they are kept in records) and they will be sent out together with new scores.

And there is a new rule that you can't take DAT more than 3 times. If you want to take more, you need to get permission from ADA. Thus, this upcoming take may be the last one for ya.
But, I'm not sure about your case since you took tests before the new rule was established.

So, if they never expire, but can't be used after a certain time, and do get sent out with the new scores, how likely is the ADCOMs to really look and decide based on those scores?

Also, where can I find out that information whether or not I would or would not fall under that category? ADA website?
 

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You should read the sell-by date on your DAT score. In your case, it's expired twice already for all schools. Given your absense from the sciences for law school, you should take this year to really study for the DAT and break 18 by necessity. You should apply for the 2010 cycle. Not this cycle.

It just kills me to sit out a cycle when its not even fall yet, lol.
Ah, choices, choices.
 

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It just kills me to sit out a cycle when its not even fall yet, lol.
Ah, choices, choices.

Many schools only consider the first 3 attempts. It'll kill you more if you don't do well on this retake. You must break 18 for a glimmer of chance. 20 to be safe.

Schools only accept scores from the last 2-3 years, depending on the school. So scores do become ineffective (i.e. expire).
 
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