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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the LSAT?

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day, standardized test administered four times each year at designated testing centers. Law schools can use LSAT scores to measure the acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills of applicants.


When is the LSAT given?

There are LSAT test days each February, June, October, and December. See this page for specific test dates

How long must I register in advance?

Registration ends approximately one month before the test date. The late registration cutoff date is approximately 3 weeks before the test date (late registration fees apply). For more information about application deadlines, please go to

Many law schools require that the LSAT be taken by December for admission the following fall. However, taking the test earlier—in June or September—is often advised.


How much does the LSAT cost?

The LSAT registration is $165.00.


Where can I find study materials for LSAT?

Test preparation materials can be found at: You may also choose to take an LSAT prep course.


When do I get my scores?

LSAT takers who have accounts will automatically receive their LSAT scores by e-mail approximately three weeks after taking the test. Please keep your e-mail address current in your account to receive your score promptly.


Prohibited items

No electronic devices are permitted in the testing center. Test center staff is not permitted by LSAC to hold or store these items; if you arrive with a cell phone, MP3 player, tablet, laptop or any other electronic item you will be asked to leave the center and return without that item.

Test takers may bring into the test room only a clear, plastic ziplock bag, maximum size one gallon (3.79 liter), which must be stored under the chair and may be accessed only during the break. The sealed ziplock bag may contain only the following items: LSAT Admission Ticket stub; valid ID; wallet; keys; analog (nondigital) wristwatch; medical or hygiene products; #2 or HB wooden pencils, a highlighter, erasers, pencil sharpener (no mechanical pencils); tissues; and beverage in plastic container or juice box (20 oz./591 ml maximum size) and snack for break only. No aluminum cans permitted.