Frequently Asked Questions

When should I take the LSAT?

The ideal time to take the LSAT is during June after your junior year. This will provide ample time to study so that during the fall quarter, you can spend more time preparing your applications. However, SU students may prefer the September LSAT because the June exam may conflict with finals. You want to avoid taking the February LSAT during your senior year, if possible, because the majority of law schools will not accept this score, as they are already accepting applicants. If you want to take the exam in February, it would be better to do so in your junior year.

How do I register for the LSAT?

In order to register for the LSAT, you will need to create an account on LSAC.org. Once you have done this, you will be able to sign up for the exam online.

Should I take an LSAT Preparation Course?

The decision as to whether or not to take an LSAT Prep Course is completely up to you. When considering whether or not a prep course is right for you, consider the following things:

  • How disciplined are you to independently study?
  • How much money can you spend on preparation?
  • How much time can you devote to preparation?
  • Do you like being able to interact with others when you study?
  • Do you prepare better when you can ask questions and have things explained to you?

You can find more information about specific LSAT test prep courses on the Additional Resources for Students page.

If you decide not to take a prep course, consider other ways to prepare such as:

  • LSAT Prep book
  • LSAT Prep software
  • Practice LSAT exams on LSAC.org
  • Form a study group with other friends who are taking the LSAT

Should I retake the LSAT?

You’ll have to analyze this one for yourself. If you feel like you prepared as best you could for the LSAT and that you did your best on test day, than it may not benefit you to retake the exam. However, if after the exam you feel as though you could’ve prepared more, or that you were not feeling your best the day of the exam, you could consider taking it again. All law schools will see the scores for each exam you have taken. 

Can I cancel my score after the exam?

If you think that you did not have your best day, or that you could’ve prepared more for the exam, you can cancel your score up to five days after taking the exam. It will show up on your record that you have cancelled your score, but the score will not be released. You may not cancel your score after you have received it.

Are there accommodations available for students with disabilities?

Accommodations for the LSAT are available to students who have documented disabilities. Visit the Accommodating Testing Section of LSAC.org for more information.

How long are LSAT scores valid?

Your LSAT score will be valid up to five years.

 

 

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