LSAT Test Dates


LSAT Test Date Registration Deadline Score Release Date
Saturday, January 26, 2019 Monday, December 17, 2018 Friday, February 15, 2019
Saturday, March 30, 2019 TBD TBD
Monday, June 3, 2019 (Final paper-and-pencil test for all) TBD TBD
Monday, July 15, 2019 (Digital exam format begins for some) TBD TBD
Saturday, September 21, 2019 (First all-digital exam for all) TBD TBD
Monday, October 28, 2019 TBD TBD
Monday, November 25, 2019 TBD TBD
Monday, January 23, 2020 TBD TBD
Saturday, February 22, 2020 TBD TBD
Monday, March 3, 2020 TBD TBD
Saturday, April 25, 2020 TBD TBD

Fee: The fee for the LSAT is $180. If you register late, you will need to pay an additional $100 fee.


Time: Approximately 4-hours and consists of five 35-minute sections of multiple-choice questions. One of those sections will not count toward your score. You will be tested on the following:


  • Reading Comprehension
  • Analytical Reasoning (Games)
  • Logical Reasoning (Arguments)
  • Analytical Writing (35- minute essay)

Keep in mind that the analytical writing portion of the LSAT does not count toward your grade, but the school you apply to will get a copy of it.


Score: The LSAT is scored on a scale of 120-180 with an average score of 150.


How can I register for the LSAT?

You may register for the LSAT either:


Online at: www.lsac.org


By phone: You can call LSAC at 215-968-1001


  • Hours are: September through February, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. through 6:00 p.m., March through August, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. through 4:45 p.m.

What is the purpose of the LSAT?

The Law School Admissions Test is skills-based and assesses the critical reading and analytical thinking skills one must have in order to succeed in law school.


How important is the LSAT?

The LSAT is extremely important because the score you get on it determines if and where you go to law school.


How often is the LSAT given?

Beginning in 2019 the LSAT will be administered 9 times per year starting in January. The 2018-2019 testing cycle is different because of the addition of a July test date. You will have the opportunity to take the LSAT in late January of 2019, and March of 2019.


When does registration normally open?

Registration usually opens around 4 to 5 weeks before each test date.


When is the best time for me to take the LSAT?

This depends entirely on you. Some people may choose to take a year off to study and prepare for the LSAT, while some choose to apply to law school the fall after graduating.


If you plan on going to law school after you graduate college, you will want to take the LSAT no later than June or October before the start of your senior year. The benefits of taking the LSAT during this time is that you will be one of the early applicants.


Taking the LSAT in June also means registering for it in April.


If you are taking the LSAT in October of your senior year, you will need to register by late August. For the December LSAT, you will want to register in early November.


How much time do you think I will need to set aside to study for the LSAT?

In order to pass the LSAT you will need to dedicate a few months to studying, instead of a few weeks. The LSAT isn’t like any other test you’ve taken, so you really need to set aside a significant amount of time for it.


For some people three months may be enough time, but others may need even more time. However, it is recommended that you put in around 20-25 hours per week for the LSAT.


The amount of time you spend studying for your LSAT also depends on your schedule and whether you’re a parent, or whether you have a job. You really will need to plan everything out ahead of time.


If you know that you will not be able to dedicate – at minimum – 20 hours a week to studying, you may want to consider preparing earlier for the LSAT.


What are the benefits of taking the LSAT during the Spring of my junior year vs. the Fall of my senior year?

Taking the LSAT in the spring gives you the opportunity of taking the exam again in the Fall if you are not satisfied with your score.


Keep in mind that this option means that you will need to study for the LSAT at the same time you should be focusing on your classes. This can be hard on both full-time and part-time college students.


If you’re planning to take the LSAT in the fall, you will have the summer to study for it. However, taking the exam in the Fall means that your scores, along with your application will be submitted later.


When will I receive my LSAT score?

Depending on whether you have an LSAC online account, you will receive your score 3 weeks after testing. Scores will be mailed out approximately 4 weeks after taking your test. If you have an LSAC account and you want a hard copy of your score, you will need to pay a one-time fee of $25.


How long is my LSAT score good for?

Your LSAT score is good for up to five years. If you take the LSAT more than once, those scores will also be recorded.


How many times can I take the LSAT?

You are not permitted to take the LSAT more than three times in a two-year period.


How can I study for the LSAT?

It’s no secret that the LSAT is an extremely difficult exam, but it’s not impossible. If you want to pass your LSAT with, not only a passing score, but a score that will get you into you dream law school, you want to go with Mometrix Test Preparation.


Your preparation will be different from any other test preparation because the LSAT isn’t an academic test. You will be tested on your logic. The Mometrix study guide gives you opportunities to practice and apply your logic skills.


To supplement the study guide, Mometrix has designed flashcards that will help you to retain the relevant information you will need to know on test day. The main focus of Mometrix is to help the test-taker effectively answer the types of questions that are most likely to show up on the LSAT.


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Last updated: 01/08/2019

 

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