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LSAT: Test Logistics

WHAT IS THE LSAT?

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a standardized test required for admission to U.S. law schools. It tests reading comprehension, critical thinking and analytical skills, and logical and verbal reasoning,

5 MULTIPLE-CHOICE SECTIONS & UNSCORED WRITING SAMPLE (35-minutes per section)

  • Reading Comprehension (one section: 27 questions, 35 minutes)
  • Analytical Reasoning (one section: 25 questions, 35 minutes)
  • Logical Reasoning (two sections: 25 questions and 35 minutes each)
  • Only 4 of 5 multiple-choice sections are scored; the unscored section is not identified
  • Writing Sample: 35 minute section, not scored, sent to all schools along with score report

SCORING SCALE: 120-180

  • LSAT Score report includes
    • Score from current test
    • Results of all tests (up to 12)
    • Average of all scores on file
    • Percentile rank

DURATION: 3 hours and 30 minutes (excluding breaks)

REGISTRATION, RE-SCHEDULING & CANCELLATIONS

  • Four test dates per year; registration deadline one month before test date
  • Registration fee: $175
  • Fee Waivers available for Registration and CAS
  • Late Registration, Test Center Change, Test Date Change Fees: $90

CREDENTIAL ASSEMBLY SERVICE (CAS)

  • CAS is an online system used to deliver LSAT scores and other application materials (transcripts, letters of recommendation) to law schools
  • CAS subscription is required for most law school applications
  • $170 subscription fee

PLANNING FOR TEST DAY

  • Consult your admission ticket for exact start time
  • You MUST bring:
    • Printout of your admission ticket
    • Valid, government-issued photo I.D.
    • Pencils (3-4 sharpened wooden pencils - mechanical pencils prohibited)
  • You MAY bring:
    • Analog wristwatch
    • Pencil sharpener, erasers, highlighter
  • You MAY NOT bring:
    • Calculator, digital watch, electronic timers, inks pens, electronic devices, scratch paper

GETTING & SENDING SCORES

  • If you have an online LSAC.org account, you’ll receive scores 3 weeks after test date
  • You can cancel your score on the day of the test (at the test center) or online (within 6 calendar days of your test date)
  • Otherwise, you’ll receive scores by mail about 4 week after test date
  • Scores are automatically shared with law schools to which you’ve applied
  • Your LSAT registration includes one free score report
    • Additional score reports are $30 each
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